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Bard Fest Opens This Week

Indy's Shakespeare festival is back for its 5th year! Bard Fest 2019 includes productions of "Henry IV", "Hamlet", a youth production of "The Tempest", and the regional premiere of "Lear's Shadow" by Elerding - an award-winning adaptation of King Lear.

For tickets and more info, visit their website here. 

The Little Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can

All aboard! The Indiana Repertory Theatre's Exploring Stages program is currently producing "The Little Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can", written by James Still, the playwright-in-residence. He's reimagined the classic tale through the eyes of an imaginative brother and sister. Devan Mathias and Isaiah Moore play the enthusiastic duo. They throw themselves into the roles and embody the frustration, joy, and vulnerability of two kids. 

Throughout the show Frankie Bolda provides dozens of musical embellishments to each scenes. Kazoos, tambourines, cymbals, and train whistles make up her costume and add to the fun. 
As the little train attempts to climb the big hill the children in the audience find themselves cheering her on. The story, by its very nature, is repetitive, but it gives the kids a chance to grasp the idea and works well for the youth audiences it's intended for.  Grab your kiddos, nieces and nephews, or grandkids and visit the Choo-Choo as she teaches audi…