2022 – 2023 MAINSTAGE


ENSEMBLE ON THE AVENUE; 602 E. Mishawaka Avenue, Mishawaka. Curtain is at 7:30pm except on Sundays, when it is at 2:00pm 

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12/9– 12/18/2022 The Bird Boy by Andrew Blake Stam.    A story of identity, loss, family, and coming together. In the closing week of summer, a family must come together after losing their father to a heart attack. The story is told through 11-year-old Jeremiah’s memories of that week. A regional premier.

2/24 – 3/5/2023    Dog by Brian David Walker.      Bailey has searched for her lost dog for over a year. One day, she’s walking in the park and sees him being walked by someone else. This is a play about trying to get back what’s lost and examines how sometimes people can act like dogs and dogs can act like people.

4/14 – 4/23/2023   Moonlight and Magnolias  by Ron Hutchinson.     Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, because the screenplay…just doesn’t work. He summons Ben Hecht and Victor Fleming, locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time..

6/2 – 6/11/2023     A Picasso by Jeffrey Hatcher.       Paris, 1941. Pablo Picasso has been summoned by German occupation forces for an interrogation by a beautiful “cultural attaché” from Berlin. Which of the three Picasso paintings recently “confiscated” by the Nazis are real? A cat-and-mouse drama about art, politics, sex, and truth, with a twist at its climax.

8/4 – 8/13/2023     Barbeque Apocalypse by Matt Lyle.     In this comedy, when three couples gather for a  mid-summer barbecue on the back deck of a suburban home, they have no idea that while their little party degenerates into a superficial, neuroses-laden interpersonal squabble…the rest of the world has been literally falling apart. Act Two, a year later, is on the same deck for another barbeque – this time to celebrate their one-year post-apocalypsiversary. Things have changed in this year when the only way to measure success is survival, it’s either adapt and thrive or teeter on the brink of extinction.


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  • Activities at the Acting Ensemble made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative, The Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Harvey R. and Doris Klockow Foundation.