Kathleen Coffee plays Emily in Still Kicking, the first MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is by Civic Theatre volunteer Laurie Russell.
Question: Why did you audition for Still Kicking?
Kathleen Coffee: I auditioned for it when it was a reading, although I wasn't cast then. I've been in several Chancel Players plays, and this show had a bunch of parts for old ladies so I thought I'd try it again.
Q: Who is Emily? What is she like?
K.C.: Emily is a mature Southern lady who wishes to be treated as such. She smokes medicinal cigarettes for which she has a prescription. She does not wish to go to the Big House and have to wear stripes, because she has a prescription.
Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.
The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.