"April 4, 1968: Before We Forgot How to Dream" by James Still, at Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis in 2015. (Photo by Zach Rosing)

Indiana Repertory Theatre Sets 9 Productions for 2016–17

The season will feature an homage to Indiana, a holiday favorite, and contemporary plays.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.: Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) has announced its 2016–17 season, featuring nine productions.

“IRT’s 45th season is filled with hidden gems and blockbusters: two new plays, four literary adaptations, a Hitchcock classic, a wacky ’60s farce, and a theatrical homage to Indiana’s bicentennial,” said executive artistic director Janet Allen in a statement. “Our goal is to pack in as much diversity as we can in genre, time period, emotional terrain, and generational appeal.”

The season will begin with The Three Musketeers (Sept. 10–Oct. 15), adapted by Catherine Bush from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, an adventure story about an eager young lad from the provinces who arrives in Paris to join the king’s guard.

Next up will be Finding Home: Indiana at 200 (Oct. 18–Nov. 13), a collaboration between writers across Indiana for a celebration of the state’s bicentennial.

Just in time for the holidays will be A Christmas Carol (Nov. 19–Dec. 24), adapted by Tom Haas from Charles Dickens.

The season will continue with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Jan. 10–Feb. 4, 2017), by Todd Kreidler, based on the screenplay by William Rose, about a young woman whose parents’ liberal beliefs are tested when she invites her African-American fiancé  over for dinner.

Next will be The Cay (Jan. 28–Feb. 26, 2017), adapted by Gayle Cornelison from Theodore Taylor, about a young white boy and a resourceful old black man who are deserted on an island in the Caribbean during World War II.

Following will be Stuart Little (Feb. 25–March 26, 2017), adapted by Joseph Robinette from E.B. White’s book, about a little mouse living happily with a human family.

Next up will be Boeing Boeing (March 7–April 1, 2017), by Marc Camoletti, a farce about three stewardesses in Paris in the 1960s whose flight schedules interlock to reveal their shared bachelor.

The season will continue with Miranda (March 28–April 23, 2017), by IRT’s playwright-in-residence James Still, about a CIA operative working in the Middle East who experiences an existential crisis.

Frederick Knott’s Dial “M” for Murder (April 25–May 21, 2017), a thriller about a retired tennis professional who plots the murder of his wife, will close the season.

Indiana Repertory Theatre, founded in 1971, is committed to engage, surprise, and entertain the community of Indianapolis.

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