Tamzin Malone plays Miss Fladd 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?
Tamzin Malone: I had participated in the staged reading and loved the play. I knew Laurie had reworked it. I knew it would be bigger and better than before, and I was hoping I could be part of it.
Q: Who is Miss Fladd? What is she like?
T.M.: She is the administrator of the retirement home. The home is her life. She isn't married, she doesn't have kids. She takes care of these people who are her family, and she's good at what she does. She doesn't take nonsense from anyone, and she's a pretty righteous babe.
Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
T.M.: My Great-Aunt Frances, who recently passed away at the age of 96, had an approach to life where she assumed everyone liked her. When she went into a room, she assumed everyone would like her. She said, "Well, they must. I have so many friends." When I started looking at things that way, it revolutionized my life.
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.