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IRT 2016/17 Season Announcement

The IRT is thrilled to announce the 2016/17 Indianapolis season. Season tickets are now on sale now.
The Three Musketeers
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas by Catherine Bush
September 20 – October 15
The IRT opens its season with The Three Musketeers, which tells the story of an eager young lad from the provinces who arrives in Paris to join the king’s guard. He finds intrigue, love and plenty of crossed swords. The Three Musketeers is a legendary tale of danger and daring, royalty and romance.  

Finding Home: Indiana at 200
A collaboration from writers across the state
October 18 – November 13
The world premiere of Finding Home: Indiana at 200 delves into Indiana’s beloved icons and hidden gems, the celebrated and the scandalous, with a bicentennial collection created by writers from all over the state. Featuring songs by Hoosier singer-songwriter Tim Grimm, this multifaceted look at Indiana’s life and times mixes music and history, comedy and drama, fact and fable. 

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Tom Haas
November 19 – December 24
Returning to the stage, A Christmas Carol allows the spirit of Christmas to bring new life to Ebenezer Scrooge in his journey from dark night of the soul to bright joyous morning. Celebrate the season with Indianapolis’s favorite holiday tradition. God bless us, every one!

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
By Todd Kreidler, based on the screenplay by William Rose
January 10 – February 4 
It’s 1967 and the world is changing, but the Draytons are open minded and forward thinking—until their white daughter brings home a black fianc√©. Cultures clash and family ties are tested in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a witty and thoughtful look into the power of the human heart.
Theodore Taylor’s The Cay
Adapted by Gayle Cornelison
January 28 – February 26
Amid the dangers of World War II, a privileged young white boy and a resourceful old black man are marooned on a tiny island in the Caribbean. Adapted from the award-winning children’s novel, The Cay tells a story of overcoming both hardship and prejudice, reminding us that friendship has no boundaries.

E.B. White’s Stuart Little
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
February 25 – March 26
For a third year, the IRT presents an Exploring Stages production for its youngest audiences. This year, Stuart Little comes to life in the IRT Cabaret. Everyone’s favorite mouse lives a happy life with his human family and his friend Margolo the bird—as long as he can avoid that sinister feline, Snowball. The beloved children’s book becomes a lively stage event brimming with invention and imagination.

Boeing Boeing
By Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans
March 7 – April 1
It’s the swinging sixties in Paris, where a swanky bachelor’s pad is the setting for Boeing Boeing. As three stunning stewardesses experience interlocking flight schedules, what could possibly go wrong? Doors slam and courses collide in this riotous romantic romp.

By James Still
March 28 – April 23
A CIA operative working in the Middle East goes through a mind-bending existential crisis. Who are her friends? Who is the enemy? And just who is Miranda? The IRT’s award-winning playwright-in-residence, James Still, brings us Miranda, a psychological riddle set in the world’s most explosive region.

Dial “M” for Murder
By Frederick Knott
April 25 – May 21
A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his wife—but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is convicted of murder. Can the police detective who brought her to trial now decipher the clues that will save her life? Dial “M” for Murder weaves an ever tightening web of danger and deception.

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