Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Megan Riffey.

Megan Riffey plays Babs 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?
Megan Riffey: This was on my Bucket List for retirement, I wanted to try out for a show. I haven't been in one since high school.

Q: Who is Babs? What is she like?
M.R.: Babs is the fearless one. She's a little feisty, in a way. She's a fun character and shoots straight from the hip. She gets to do a lot of bantering back and forth with Georgia.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
M.R.: When I was raising my children, one of my neighbors said, "Oh, honey, enjoy them while they're young. When they're little they'll walk over your toes, and when they're big they'll walk over your heart."

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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