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Showing posts from March, 2020

COVID-19 and How to Support the Arts

Less than a week ago I saw Murder on the Orient Express at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. The set was opulent and the murder was crackling with tension and humor... and no one else will get to see it. Since that night the IRT, along with almost every arts organization in the city, has decided to cancel the rest of its shows through the Spring. There are directors, set designers, and actors who have poured their hearts into these productions that the public will never see. It's heartbreaking. The city is going dark in the hope that we can stop the rapid spread of COVID-19. It's a hard choice, but one that is incredibly important for the safety of the public. 
That being said, the arts community, restaurants, and small businesses in our city are facing a very tough time. As people practice social distancing they are not attending events, eating out, or shopping, but that doesn't mean you can't support those places! You can donate directly to the theatres. Check their webs…

Indiana Repertory Theatre announces 2020-2021 Season

The Indiana Repertory Theatre has announced the 2020 - 2021 Season. Set to begin on September 9, 2020, the season continues IRT’s commitment to literary and multigenerational stories, celebrates the city’s Bicentennial and centers on the importance of community and change.
The Signature Six Series includes Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Indianapolis at 200: Finding Home, Native Gardens, Thurgood, The Widow Lincoln, and Steel Magnolias. The additional productions for students and families will be Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat, and the return of the Indy holiday tradition Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
The IRT will continue into the second year of the INclusion Series to celebrate diverse storytelling with the hot-button comedy Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías and Thurgood, a portrait of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall by George Stevens, Jr. Rounding out the INclusion Series will be Indianapolis at 200: Finding Home, a collection of stories crafted …