Wednesday, May 7, 2014

In the Wings: Mame. Meet Robert Cox.

Robert Cox plays Mr. Babcock in 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?
Robert Cox: I wanted to make a comeback at Civic. I had been gone several years. Also, I love working with Susan Kisinger. I've been in several shows that she has directed, and she is so easygoing and pleasant.

Q: Who is Mr. Babcock and what is he like?
R.C.: He is sort of a lawyer, and he is in charge of young Patrick and his education. He is sort of a jerk.

Q: What makes your life a banquet?
R.C.: Getting together with everybody, doing theatre.

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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