University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre announces 2018-19 season

IndyFringe_USE THIS880INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre has announced the 2018-19 season, including the debut at the 2018 Indy Fringe Festival continuing through Aug. 25. The fall season also includes two series: the Mainstage Series Series and the Student Experience Series.

MAINSTAGE SEASON

“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” (TMLMTBGB)
by Greg Allen
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (TMLMTBGB) was the longest running show in Chicago and the only open- run Off-Off-Broadway show in New York. The show is the work of the Neo-Futurism movement, a variant of the Italian Futurism movement and reflects their aesthetic of non-illusory theater, where, as they describe it, “all of our plays are ‘set’ on the stage in front of the audience. All of our ‘characters’ are ourselves… We do not aim to ‘suspend the audience’s disbelief’ but to create a world where the stage is a continuation of daily life.”

Venue, Dates & Times
Indy Fringe Festival
District Theatre, Stage II, 6 p.m. Various dates throughout the festival.

“It’s A Wonderful Life”
by James W. Rodgers
Based on the film by Frank Capra and the story by Peter Van Doren Stern.

It’s a Wonderful Life will be a staged performance set as a Live Radio Play, and is based on the classic holiday movie about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living.

Venue, Dates & Times

UIndy Studio Theatre
Preview: 8 p.m., Nov. 29, 2018
Performances: 8 p.m., Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2 & 7-9, 2018
Thrifty Thursday: 8 p.m., Dec. 6, 2018
Ticket information:
$12 general admission
$10 for alumni, senior citizens, groups of eight or more and non-UIndy students with ID
$6 general admission on Thrifty Thursdays
Free admission with ticket for UIndy Students, faculty and staff with ID
Students: L/P credit available

Fawlty Towers: A Dinner Theatre Production
by John Cleese and Connie Booth

Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on the BBC, about a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay on the “English Riviera.” The plot centers on tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, comparatively normal chambermaid Polly who often is the peacemaker and voice of reason, and hapless and English- challenged Spanish waiter Manuel, showing their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests and tradespeople.

Venue, Dates & Times

UIndy Schwitzer Center Dining Hall
Preview: 8 p.m., Feb. 21, 2019 (performance only)

Dinner Theatre Performances:
6:45 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. performance: Feb. 22-24 & Mar. 1-2, 2019
Thrifty Thursday: 8 p.m. Feb. 28, 2019
Ticket information
$27 general admission
$25 for alumni, senior citizens, groups of eight or more and non-UIndy students with ID
$15 for UIndy students, faculty and Staff with ID
Free UIndy Student Rush Tickets (performance only)
Free preview performances
$6 general admission on Thrifty Thursday (dinner is not served on Thrifty Thursday)
Students: L/P credit available

2018-19 Student Directed Productions

Upper classmen who major in Theatre with a concentration in performance/directing or Theatre Education majors pitch their chosen play, audition and cast student actors; interview and “hire” production designers and stage managers to produce these short plays.

Venue, Dates & Times

UIndy Studio Theatre Preview:
8 p.m., April 11, 2019
Performances: 8 p.m., Apr. 12 – 14 & 25-27, 2019
Thrifty Thursday: 8 p.m., Apr. 25, 2019 –

STUDENT EXPERIENCE SERIES

All Student-Experience Series are FREE and open to the public.

Senior Showcases UIndy Studio Theatre

Full One Act Play (Title TBA), Directed by Senior Zech Saenz
Performances: 8 p.m., Sept 28-29, 2018

Full One Act Play (Title TBA), Directed by Senior Mary Schreier
Performances: 8 p.m., Oct 5-6, 2018

Full One Act Play (Title TBA), Directed by Senior Kelly Casey
Performances: 8 p.m., Oct 10-11, 2018

Full One Act Play (Title TBA), Directed by Senior Bailey Williams
Performances: 8 p.m., Feb. 8-9, 2019

 

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