Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Marisa Simmons.

Marisa Simmons plays Bonnie 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?
Marisa Simmons: I played Bonnie in the staged reading, and enjoyed being part of this show. I wanted to be part of the MainStage production.

Q: Who is Bonnie? What is she like?
M.S.: Bonnie is a physical therapist, and enjoys the people at the retirement home. She thinks they're a little kooky.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
M.S.: I remember my grandfather saying, "Want to watch my thumb disappear?"

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.

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