For Immediate Release
November 4, 2015
Peter rabbit and me comes to the indiana repertory theatre
Indianapolis — The Exploring Stages Series returns to the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) to delight its youngest audiences with a production of Peter Rabbit and Me, adapted by Aurand Harris from The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. The production takes place in The IRT Cabaret from November 21 through December 20.
Peter Rabbit and Me tells the story of young Beatrix and the enchanting world of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter Rabbit in their exciting adventures in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Filled with humor, surprise and colorful characters Peter Rabbit and Me captures the magic of children’s imaginations.
This multi-generational story allows families to experience this story together and learn about both exploration and boundaries. The bunnies teach us through stories, songs and rhyme, about compassion, teamwork, community and ambition. As it turns out, both rabbits and children have a stunning ability to learn through experiences and mistakes.
"There's something magical and inspiring about the world that Beatrix Potter creates, and this production truly captures her playfulness,” said Wendy Bable, Director of Peter Rabbit and Me. “It's a story that lifts your spirits and audiences can't help but feel like they’re right there in the garden with Peter Rabbit and his friends."
Attentive to every detail, this highly sensory, child-scaled performance allows children and their families to sit on “grass” carpeting and imagine they are a field of rutabagas or parsnips. The design allows the children to see the actors, costumes and set design up-close without the restraints of a traditional theatre environment. Seating is general admission with both floor and reserved chair seating available.
This Exploring Stages production is possible thanks to a grant received from the Margot L. & Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of CICF, sponsors PNC Financial Services and The Pacers Foundation and partner The United Way of Central Indiana.
THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
ERIC BEST Mr. Mouse, Bread Boy
KELSEY FOSTERGirls, Flopsy, Birds
JOHN GOODSONMr. Rupert Potter and Mr. McGregor
MARA LEFLERMiss Hammond, Mother Rabbit
PIPER MURPHyBeatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit
DALYN STEWART Bertrum Potter and Cottontail
WENDY BABLE Director
GUY CLARK Costume Designer
TOM HORANSound Designer
TOM HORAN Sound Designer
BETH NUZUMLighting Designer
GORDON STRAINScenic Designer
WHAT: Peter Rabbit and Me
WHERE: Indiana Repertory Theatre | 140 W. Washington Street
WHEN: November 21 through December 20
COST: Adult and child pricing (chair): $20, adult pricing (floor): $15, child and student pricing (floor): $8
AGES: Recommended for students PK-3rd grade
The performance will last approximately 55 minutes with no intermission.
LITTLE YELPERS PARTY WITH YELP!
NOVEMBER 21, 9 AM | PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 10 AM
Join the IRT and Yelp for delicious and nutritious snacks that might be found in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Snacks provided by Market District from Carmel. This special event takes place before the 10 PM performance.
PHOTO BOOTH FUN WITH INDY’S CHILD PARENTING MAGAZINE
NOVEMBER 21, 2 PM | PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 3 PM
Join the IRT and Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine for photo booth fun before the 3 PM performance. Families are encouraged to take fun photos and share with your friends and family on social media! #IRTLIVE
REAL BUNNIES AT THE IRT, TWIN BARNS RABBITRY
NOVEMBER 22 | BETWEEN THE 1 PM AND 3 PM PERFORMANCE
The IRT brings real bunnies for audiences to enjoy between the 1 PM and 3 PM performances. Don’t miss this opportunity to cuddle Peter Rabbit and friends!
SILLY SAFARIS SHOWS, INC BRINGS A LIVE BUNNY
NOVEMBER 27, 4 PM | PERFORMANCE AT 3 PM
Join the IRT and Silly Safaris Show, Inc. after the 3 PM performance to see and pet a real bunny! The bunny will be located in the lobby area on the first floor.
REAL BUNNIES AT THE IRT, WOLFIE’S RUN FARM
DECEMBER 5 & 19 | BETWEEN THE 10AM AND 1 PM PERFORMANCES
Join the IRT and Wolfie’s Run Farm between the 10 AM and 1 PM performances to pet live bunnies
Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:00 PM
Saturday, November 21, 2015 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2015 1:00 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2015 3:00 PM
Friday, November 27, 2015 11:00 AM
Friday, November 27, 2015 1:00 PM
Friday, November 27, 2015 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 06, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 06, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Founded in 1972, the IRT is the largest and fully professional not-for-profit theatre in the state and has grown into one of the leading regional theatres in the country. The mission of IRT is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community.