Tamzin Malone plays Lady Bracknell 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 Lady Bracknell?
Tamzin Malone: She is Lord Bracknell's wife, Gwendolen's mother and Algernon's aunt. She is completely interested in social prominence. She wants it for herself, her daughter, and her nephew if it's convenient.
Question: What is funny about the play?
T.M.: The lines are funny. It's a farce. Lady Bracknell is making fun of herself and doesn't know it, which is always a hoot.
Question: This play is also a romance. What do you find romantic?