Michelle Bonora plays Martha Dobie 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 Martha Dobie? What is she like?
Michelle Bonora: Martha runs a school with her best friend, Karen Wright. Martha is a little pessimistic, but not terribly so.
Q: Why did you audition for The Children's Hour?
M.B.: I read the play, and somewhere in my gut I thought, "That would be really, really fun."
Q: What will an audience take away from The Children's Hour?
M.B.: The play is still relevant, and I think it always will be. Although we say that words can't hurt people, they actually can and do.
Q: Are there any situations in which lying is justified?
M.B.: I think if your wife asks, "Do I look fat in these pants," you say "No." I tend to be a pretty straightforward and honest person, though.
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.