Sunday, June 1, 2014

In the Wings: The Second Annual 10-Minute Play Festival – "KiKi Pineapple and Her New Best Friends Victor Mango and Inez Cupcakes Starring In 'Saving the World!'" Meet Kathy Dietz.



Kathy Dietz plays Miss Ella Louella Santa Rose Plum in KiKi Pineapple and Her New Best Friends Victor Mango and Inez Cupcakes Starring In "Saving the World!" one of seven plays that are part of the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. It was written by Steve Martin.

Question: Who is Miss Ella Louella Santa Rose Plum?
Kathy Dietz: She is everyone's absolute favorite elementary school teacher. She loves and nurtures her kids and helps them want to learn. They listen to her and they gather so much more from her than just academics.

Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about acting in a 10-minute play?
K.D.: With a 10-minute play, you have a smaller rehearsal period. You get the script, you learn it fast, you learn about the other actors – in this case some incredible young people I get to work with. The exciting part is that you have to throw it together so quickly. Normally over time and rehearsal, it develops naturally. In this case, it has to be sped up. It makes it exciting because of the added challenge.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
K.D.: "walk my dog"

The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. All 7 plays will be performed both nights.

The festival is a Pay What You Can event, and general admission tickets will be available at the box office immediately before the event begins.

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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