Sneak Peak at 2020

The end of the year is a time for looking back and looking forward.  That has never taken on so much meaning as it does now for the Acting Ensemble!!  We are grateful for your support. 

We are so excited to announce that we have taken possession of our NEW BUILDING in Mishawaka! This is a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to those of you who have contributed to help us get this far! We still have renovations and a LOT of cleaning up to do, but we have begun moving some of our things out of Studio 217. It’s really happening!

Here is the rest of our season coming up in 2020!!

StageWorks Staged Readings
January 20 – Fiction by Steven Dietz (please note this is the THIRD Monday)
February 10 – Time Stands Still by Don Marguiles
March 9 – A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
April 13 – The Gentleman Caller by Phillip Dawkins
May 11 – Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
June 8 – Women Doing… The Greeks
July 13 – Patient A by Lee Blessing
August 10 – Daisy by Sean Devine

MainStage Full Productions
January 17 – 26 – Best of Enemies by Mark St. Germaine
March 6 – 22 – A Doll’s House Part 2 by Lucas Hnath
May 29 – June 14 – Big, Scary Animals by Matt Lyle
August 14 – 30 – Mr. And Mrs. Fitch by Douglas Carter Beane

Late Night Series
February 14 and 15 – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
April 3 and 4 – Bible Stories: The Naughty Bits
July 17 and 18 – TBA
September 2020 – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to thee Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Sloan Kettering…by Halley Fieffer

Plus some new “in the works” programming!

As sad as we are to leave our home in South Bend, we hope that you, our supporters, will join us after the first of the year at 602 E. Mishawaka Avenue to continue creating innovative alternative theater in our community.

Looking forward to a new year, we want to tell you how grateful we are for all your support in 2019. Because of you we have been able to continue to give meaningful theater experiences that our community might not otherwise experience- shows like Casa Valentina, The Inner Circle and The Frogs. And we continued to present monthly staged readings like Copenhagen, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Jitney and Radiant Vermin.

At the Acting Ensemble, we believe live theater has the power to transform us, to stimulate intelligent conversation, and to bring us together in ways that no other medium is able to. Your support has enabled us to:

  • Promote the growth of over 100 performing artists and technicians.
  • Provide over 45 performances, including StageWorks staged readings, MainStage full productions, Late-Night shows and original works.
  • Engage over 1000 audience members in an intimate theater experience.

The volunteers at Acting Ensemble sincerely hope you will continue to demonstrate your support for our work by giving back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the month of December.  Because we are a 501c3, any donation you make is tax free. Here’s how:

  • Send a check, made out to Acting Ensemble, to PO Box 756, South Bend, IN 46624.
  • Click on “Support Us” to donate through PayPal, or click on “Box Office” to donate to our building fund, using PayPal or your credit/debit card.
  • Call us at 574-807-0108 and leave a message to arrange a donation.
  • If you give on Giving Tuesday through our Facebook page your gift may be matched – but only on Giving Tuesday beginning at 8a – first come, first matched.

Our goal is to raise $5000 for: Continued renovation at 602 E. Mishawaka Avenue, printing and advertising support and scholarships and show sponsorships.  We are almost halfway there!

THANK YOU! And please remember the Acting Ensemble as you consider your end of the year donations.  Here’s to 2020!!


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