Friday, May 9, 2014

In the Wings: Mame. Meet Faith Smith.

Faith Smith is in the chorus of Mame, the fifth and final show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Jerry Herman wrote the music and lyrics. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote the book based on the novel "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis.

Question: Why did you audition for the musical?
Faith Smith: I’ve directed a lot of plays in junior high, and I just retired as the theatre coach at Tecumeh and Sunnyside. This is the first play I’ve been in since college, probably.

Q: What makes your life a banquet?
F.S.: Just doing a lot of things that I haven’t had a chance to do. We won a trip to Russia and went to the Olympics right after I retired in December. I decided I wanted to get involved in a play, and I did. My future To-Do List includes being an extra in a movie.

Mame runs Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 at Sunnyside Intermediate School, 530 N. 26th Street in Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit to learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance.

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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