2016 - 2017 Season


The Three Musketeers
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas by Catherine Bush
September 20 – October 15

A Swashbuckling Adventure

When an eager young lad from the provinces comes to Paris to join the king’s guard, he finds intrigue, love, and plenty of crossed swords. A legendary tale of danger and daring, royalty and romance vibrantly comes to life on the IRT stage.


Finding Home: Indiana at 200

Finding Home: Indiana at 200
A collaboration from writers across the state
October 18 – November 19

Exploring our story

Delve 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. 


Lilly presents Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Lilly presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Tom Haas
November 19 – December 24

Family tradition

The spirits of Christmas 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

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
By Todd Kreidler based on the screenplay by William Rose
January 10 – February 4

Can love conquer all?

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 fiancé. Cultures clash and family ties are tested in this witty and thoughtful look into the power of the human heart.


The Cay

The Cay
By Theodore Taylor adapted by Gayle Cornelison
January 28 – February 26

Struggle and survival

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.


Stuart Little

E. B. White’s Stuart Little
adapted by Joseph Robinette
February 25 – March 26

The excellent exploits of a tiny hero

Everyone’s favorite mouse, Stuart Little, lives a happy life with his human family and his friend Margalo the bird—as long as he can avoid that sinister feline, Snowbell. The beloved children’s book becomes a lively stage event brimming with invention and imagination.

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Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing
By Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans
March 7 – April 2

Hilarious farce

Paris. The swinging sixties. A swanky bachelor pad and three stunning stewardesses with 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

Haunting mystery

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 a psychological riddle set in the world’s most explosive region.


Dial “M” for Murder

Dial “M” for Murder
by Frederick Knott
April 25 – May 21

Tense thriller

A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his own 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? The play that inspired Hitchcock’s suspense classic weaves an ever tightening web of danger and deception.