Rod Dimmick plays Maury Rosenblatz 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?
Rod Dimmick: I was looking forward to reprising my role from the staged reading of Puzzles, which now is Still Kicking.
Q: Who is Maury? What is he like?
R.D.: Maury loves his wife very much, he's Jewish, he's a bit of a grump sometimes. He's surrounded by all these women he complains about, but he's really happy that he's there. E. Linda Jeffries plays Esther, Maury's wife, and it was a lot of fun working with her last time. People thought we were really married.
Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
R.D.: The best piece of advice was "Keep your head on your shoulders and don't worry about what other people say. If you please yourself, you can please everyone."
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.