Sunday, October 12, 2014

In the Wings: The Dixie Swim Club. Meet Amy Long.

Amy Long plays Lexie Richards in "The Dixie Swim Club," the second show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

"The Dixie Swim Club" will run Friday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 1 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 or calling 765-423-7529.

Question: How would you describe Lexie?
Amy Long: She is youthful, voluptuous, flirtatious and she seeks attention.

Question: What does Lexie want?
A.L.: Lexie is terrified of aging. She wants to hang onto her youth for as long as she can. She's been through two or three divorces, and that's not stopping her. She's going to plow through as many men as she can. She loves the attention.

Question: What is nice about being in an all-woman group?
A.L.: I love being part of a smaller group where we all get a chance to connect with one another. It's a close, warm dynamic that I'm really enjoying.

Question: Imagine you and your real-life female friends got together for a weekend. Where would you go and what would you do?
A.L.: We would go Captiva Island near Fort Myers, Florida. I have a special spot in my heart for that beach. We would buy all kinds of bottles of wine and we drink and we talk, and we drink and we talk. We cry a little bit, we hug, we talk some more, and then we drink some more.

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