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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

DATES
10:30AM on November 13, 14, 15, 21
9:45AM or 12:00PM on November 16, 19, 20, 27, 29, 30 and December 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14

ESTIMATED LENGTH
90 minutes

TICKETS
$13 for students and teachers
$20 for non-educator chaperones
One complimentary adult for every 15 student seats purchased

ABOUT THE SHOW
Whether you’re finishing a unit on Victorian literature, or just looking for a way to celebrate the end of the semester, A Christmas Carol returns once again to thrill and delight students of all ages. Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and three lively ghosts on a dark, snowy journey that leads to a bright new day of joy, hope and renewal. Filled with music and wonder, joy and redemption, the IRT’s timeless take on Dickens’ most memorable story will help banish your bah humbugs. Celebrate the season with Indy’s favorite holiday tradition!

A Christmas Carol is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

Date Range: November 13, 2018 - December 14, 2018
Age Range: Recommended for grades 4-12

To make reservations or for additional information, contact:
Sarah Geis at 317.916.4841 or sgeis@irtlive.com
Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842 or rpease@irtlive.com

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Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing

DATES
10:00AM on January 16 and February 5

ESTIMATED LENGTH
80 minutes

TICKETS
$10 for students and teachers
$16 for non-educator chaperones
One complimentary adult for every 15 student seats purchased

CONTENT ADVISORY
Every Brilliant Thing is a one-man dramedy that contains adult language and themes, including references to suicide. A script preview is available upon request. Recommended for grades 9-12.

ABOUT THE SHOW
What makes life worth living? The answers are both simple and profound in this one-of-a-kind Off-Broadway hit. A theatrical experience like none other, this witty new play shines compassionate light into the dark corners of the human condition.

Beginning as a young child, our narrator has compiled a list of every great thing that makes life worth living in the hopes of helping his mom, who battles with depression and suicide. As he grows older, his mission turns to collecting one million things for his list. Our storyteller takes us along for the ride in this direct-address performance, and includes the audience in the retelling by casting them to play different people throughout his life. This heart-wrenching and hilarious journey is a testament to the healing power of storytelling, and reminds us that hope is never truly lost.

Every Brilliant Thing is on the IRT Upperstage.

Date Range: January 16, 2019 - February 5, 2019
Age Range: Recommended for grades 9-12

To make reservations or for additional information, contact:
Sarah Geis at 317.916.4841 or sgeis@irtlive.com
Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842 or rpease@irtlive.com

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

DATES
10:00AM on January 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 and February 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22

ESTIMATED LENGTH
2 hours, 45 minutes

TICKETS
$10 for students and teachers
$16 for non-educator chaperones
One complimentary adult for every 15 student seats purchased

CONTENT ADVISORY
The Diary of Anne Frank is a historical drama that contains some adult themes. A script preview is available upon request. Recommended for grades 6-12.

ABOUT THE SHOW
In a world turned upside down by the Holocaust, Anne Frank held on to her faith in humanity. This story of resilience, optimism, and a young girl’s extraordinary spirit transcends time and offers hope to today’s world.

As important today as when it was first written, Anne Frank’s extraordinary diary has become an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history. Filled with its young author’s tremendous spirit, we witness the coming-of-age of a complex young girl and her struggles to survive with her family amid the chaos of war and religious persecution. This inspiring classic comes to life to introduce a new generation to this powerful story of courage. 

The Diary of Anne Frank is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

Date Range: January 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
Age Range: Recommended for grades 6-12

To make reservations or for additional information, contact:
Sarah Geis at 317.916.4841 or sgeis@irtlive.com
Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842 or rpease@irtlive.com

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Elephant and Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

Elephant and Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

DATES
10:00AM on February 19, 20
10:00AM or 12:00PM on February 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and March 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15

ESTIMATED LENGTH
75 minutes, including pre- and post-show activities

TICKETS
$8 for students
$15 for adults
One complimentary adult for every 10 students purchased

ABOUT THE SHOW
The author of the best-selling Elephant & Piggie books brings you a rollicking celebration of friendship and fun in a colorful musical for children 3 to 8 years old and their families. With their back-up trio the Squirelles, Gerald and Piggie sing, dance, and laugh their way through a day where anything can happen.

How does it feel to share something that’s important to us? What is it like to learn something new and unknown? How can we apologize when we’ve made a mistake? Our youngest audiences will have the opportunity to learn these valuable lessons alongside Gerald Elephant and Piggie. Live theatre gives children the chance to explore feelings of empathy in a safe space, all while having fun. Join us as our Exploring Stages program premieres its first musical to bring students, teachers and families together for story time!

Elephant and Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is in the IRT Cabaret. This production features "Storytime Seating" where students and adults are invited to sit on the floor together to experience live theatre in an intimate setting designed specifically for our youngest patrons.

Date Range: February 19, 2019 - March 15, 2019
Age Range: Recommended for grades pre-K to 3

To make reservations or for additional information, contact:
Sarah Geis at 317.916.4841 or sgeis@irtlive.com
Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842 or rpease@irtlive.com

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A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

DATES
10:00AM on March 20 and 27

ESTIMATED LENGTH
90 minutes

TICKETS
$10 for students and teachers
$16 for non-educator chaperones
One complimentary adult for every 15 student seats purchased

CONTENT ADVISORY
A Doll’s House, Part 2 is an intense comedic drama that contains some adult language and situations. A script preview is available upon request. Recommended for grades 9-12.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Fifteen years ago, Nora realized her marriage was a sham, and slammed the door on the life she once knew. Now, the question that’s always been in the back of theatre-goers’ minds will be answered: What has the former Mrs. Helmer been doing all this time? Last year’s Broadway hit, A Doll’s House, Part 2 dares to be the sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s revolutionary play. A perfect play for theatre classes, drama clubs, or units on classical drama, A Doll’s House, Part 2 will have you laughing while seriously contemplating modern relationships and marriage. 

A Doll's House, Part 2 is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

Date Range: March 20, 2019 - March 27, 2019
Age Range: Recommended for grades 9-12

To make reservations or for additional information, contact:
Sarah Geis at 317.916.4841 or sgeis@irtlive.com
Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842 or rpease@irtlive.com

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Amber Waves

Amber Waves

DATES
10:00AM on April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

ESTIMATED LENGTH
2 hours

TICKETS
$10 for students and teachers
$16 for non-educator chaperones
One complimentary adult for every 15 student seats purchased

CONTENT ADVISORY
Amber Waves is a family drama that contains some adult situations. A script preview is available upon request. Recommended for grades 7-12. 

ABOUT THE SHOW
Hard times mean hard decisions as an Indiana family faces the prospect of losing their farm. Mike and Penny are struggling to make ends meet, and their children, Deb and Scott, are trying to be included in the fight to keep their way of life. This small-town tale returns by popular demand, featuring music by Tim Grimm and Jason Wilbur, with generous helpings of courage, love, and humor. Written by IRT Playwright-in-Residence James Still, Amber Waves shows us an insider’s view of daily life on a farm, and the sacrifices that are made to keep it.

Amber Waves is on the IRT Upperstage.

Date Range: April 9, 2019 - April 18, 2019
Age Range: Recommended for grades 7-12

To make reservations or for additional information, contact:
Sarah Geis at 317.916.4841 or sgeis@irtlive.com
Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842 or rpease@irtlive.com

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You Can't Take it With You

You Can't Take it With You

DATES
10:00AM on April 30 and May 1, 2, 3

ESTIMATED LENGTH
2 hours, 15 minutes

TICKETS
$10 for students and teachers
$16 for non-educator chaperones
One complimentary aduly for every 15 student seats purchased

CONTENT ADVISORY
You Can’t Take it With You is a classic comedy that contains adult themes and situations. A script preview is available upon request. Recommended for grades 9-12. 

ABOUT THE SHOW
Alice loves her eccentric family, but what if her fiancé’s straight-laced parents don’t feel the same way? Brimming with colorful characters, this farce with heart brings people together in a comedy classic that ignites fireworks of laughter! 

In this Pulitzer Prize–winning comedy, Moss Hart and George Kaufman introduce us to an improbably happy 1930s family who pursue passions that range from classical ballet to constructing fireworks. Amongst a chorus of wild characters is Alice, who hopes her family can pose for one night as “normal” in front of her fiancé’s staid family. Perfect for drama clubs, theatre classes, or a unit on humor, this hilarious story showcases people who enjoy the richness of life and encourage those around them to do the same.

You Can't Take it With You is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

Date Range: April 30, 2019 - May 3, 2019
Age Range: Recommended for grades 9-12

To make reservations or for additional information, contact:
Sarah Geis at 317.916.4841 or sgeis@irtlive.com
Randy D. Pease at 317.916.4842 or rpease@irtlive.com

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