Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the Wings: The Importance of Being Earnest. Meet Rod Dimmick.



Rod Dimmick plays Dr. Chasuble in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the first show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

"The Importance of Being Earnest" will run Friday, Aug. 29 through Saturday, Sept. 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

Question: Who is Dr. Chasuble?
Rod Dimmick: He is the canonical influence in the script. He's also, without wanting to admit it, in love with Miss Prism.

Question: What is funny about the play?
R.D.: It pokes fun at everything rich society does. It doesn't matter what era it is, everyone's foibles are the same.

Question: This play is also a romance. What do you find romantic?
R.D.: When you do things for other people, especially out of love, that's romantic. You take your time to think of special ways to show people you love them with all your heart.

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