Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In the Wings: Still Kicking. Meet Thomas Losey.

Thomas Losey plays Mr. Garling 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?
Thomas Losey: I auditioned because I played Mr. Garling in the staged reading. I wanted to do the role again.

Q: Who is Mr. Garling? What is he like?
T.L.: Mr. Garling is Lily's father. He's in advertising. He's not the nicest of guys, he is all business-oriented and he likes things to move at a little faster pace than some things go. He's getting a divorce from Mrs. Garling, and he's trying to handle it as best he can.

Q: What is the best advice you received from an older person?
T.L.: Slow down and take days one at a time.

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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