Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Marylin Howland Ross.

Marylin Howland Ross plays Verndene 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?
Marylin Howland Ross: There was finally a part that was the right age, and the director Larry Sommers told me, "Come on."

Q: Who is Verndene? What is she like?
M.H.R.: Verndene is a Southern lady, and is just wonderful. She's just in and out, not a very big part of the play, and she can dance.

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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