Ingrid Lund-Mikkelsen plays Mary Tilford in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, the third production in the 2014-2015 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.
The show runs Friday, January 16 through Saturday, January 31 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. You can purchase tickets by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com.
Question: Who is Mary Tilford? What is she like?
Ingrid Lund-Mikkelsen: Mary is a class bully. She likes to push around the other girls. She is a rotten child and spoiled. She really wants to get out of school.
Q: Why did you audition for The Children's Hour?
I.L.-M.: I've never done anything with acting too much, and I always kind of put it off. My friend auditioned and I decided to audition as well.
Q: What will an audience take away from The Children's Hour?
I.L-M.: One small lie can grow and eventually it will become so huge that it will tear you apart.
Q: Are there any situations in which lying is justified?
I.L-M.: Sometimes it's okay to lie, like if you are telling a small lie to keep a surprise for a friend. But if you're lying for a selfish reason and could harm someone else, it's not good.
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.