Sunday, October 12, 2014

In the Wings: The Dixie Swim Club. Meet Jane Hoaks.

Jane Hoaks plays Jeri Neal McFeeley 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 Jeri Neal?
Jane Hoaks: She is perky, clueless and optimistic.

Question: What does Jeri Neal want?
J.H.: Jeri Neal wants to leave the convent behind, become a mother and experience the things that she has so far denied herself.

Question: What is nice about being in an all-woman group?
J.H.: It's the sharing of life's moments and being able to relate to each other's individual experiences. We can build upon them and incorporate them, to use some of theirs and mine, meld them together.

Question: Imagine you and your real-life female friends got together for a weekend. Where would you go and what would you do?
J.H.: We would relive all the good times and bad times we've had together. We would commiserate and learn about what we've done in the intervening times. We would go someplace quiet. My best friend and I are planning a trip to the Outer Banks.

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