STAGEWORKS Staged Readings
9/10/2018 Chapatti by Christian O’Reilly
A warm and gentle romance. A dog lover meets a cat lover to re-discover the importance of human companionship.
10/8/2018 Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
Two physicists exchange heated words and profound ideas in a fictional account of an actual event during World War II.
11/12/2018 Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
Portrays fictional events set before and after Raisin In the Sun. Loosely based on historical events in the city of Chicago.
12/10/2018 Beasley’s Christmas Party adapted by C.W. Munger from the story by Booth Tarkington
A heartwarming holiday fable of imagination and celebration, based on a story by one of Indiana’s own.
1/14/2019 An Evening of Short Plays
Theatre invites us to laugh, to weep, to think. It offers to transform us. Join some newer members of Acting Ensemble as they perform varied short stories.
2/11/2019 August Wilson’s Jitney
Tells the human struggles of 5 gypsy cab drivers struggling to survive during Pittsburgh’s “urban renewal” in the 1970’s.
3/11/2019 Row After Row by Jessica Dickey
Two hard-core Civil War reenactors show up for their annual Gettysburg beer to find a woman at their table. A dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.
4/8/2019 Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis
In a time-bending, imagined world between Heaven and Hell, this philosophical comedy looks at the conflict between divine mercy and human free will.
5/13/2019 Edward Albee’s Occupant
A touching, humorous and honest testament to free-thinking pioneer Louise Nevelson, who stood strongly on her own as one of the 20th century’s greatest artistic minds.
6/10/2019 Women Doing Wilde
Your favorite actresses return to perform some of their favorite passages – this time from Oscar Wilde.
7/8/2019 Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley
A wickedly comic satire about consumerism in the age where enough is never enough, and how far we will go to get everything we’ve dreamed of.
8/12/2019 Guadalupe in the Guest Room by Tony Meneses
Two people with a shared grief and nothing else in common bond in the most unexpected ways. A celebration of new beginnings, breaking barriers, and the healing power of telenovelas.
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11/2-11/11/2018 ‘Night Mother by Marsha Norman
An eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering drama that explores an hour in the life of a young woman who decides life is no longer worth living. Coined by some as THE American tragedy, it won several awards, including the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
1/11-1/20/2019 T.C. Boyle’s The Inner Circle
A dazzling love story with a rollicking plot narrated by a young man who in 1940 accepts a job as assistant to Dr. Alfred Kinsey, an extraordinarily charming zoology professor at Indiana University. Follows the development of sexology in the U.S. and Kinsey’s rise to fame. Adapted by James Geisel from the novel.
3/1 – 3/10/2019 Big Scary Animals by Matt Lyle
An hilarious collision of race, sex, guns, and sports. When an older white couple from the country unknowingly moves to the multi-ethnic gayborhood to be closer to their granddaughter, it doesn’t take long for polite dinner conversation to careen out of control.
4/26-5/5/2019 The Frogs by Aristophanes
Translated by Richard Lattimore. An ancient Greek comedy, first produced in 405 BC, where it won first place at one of the Festivals of Dionysus in Athens. Dionysus, the god of drama, mourns the quality of present-day tragedy in Athens following the death of his favorite playwright, Euripides.
6/21 – 6/30/2019 Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein
Inspired by a real-life 1960’s discreet sanctuary in the Catskills, where heterosexual men gathered to free their feminine side. This moving, insightful and delightfully entertaining story is told with Fierstein’s trademark wit and love for historical significance.
8/16 – 8/25/2019 TBA (pending rights)
Enchantment and reality collide as this brief encounter lays bare the lives of these two extraordinary characters.
(Backup show is chosen and will be substituted if necessary. Announcement made in April.)
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