Student Matinees

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

DATES
10:00AM on September 26, 27, 29 and October 3, 4, 11*
*October 11th is a Sensory Friendly Performance

ESTIMATED LENGTH
Approximately 2 hours, 35 minutes

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

CONTENT ADVISORY
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a dramatic mystery that contains strong language throughout, and adult themes and situations. A script preview is available upon request. Recommended for grades 9-12. 

ABOUT THE SHOW
The Tony Award–winning stage version of the best-selling novel.
When a teenage math savant investigates a puzzling neighborhood occurrence, he begins an extraordinary journey that takes him places he has never been—and you have never imagined. 

In this captivating mystery, filled with intrigue, adventure and intense drama, Christopher Boone, a young man with many signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder, must follow the clues he finds to unlock the mystery of a grisly crime and of his family’s past. While overcoming the obstacles in his own mind and the adults who don’t understand him, Christopher seeks to learn what’s really true about the world around him. This Tony award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s critically acclaimed novel challenges us to see the world through a new pair of eyes and come to terms with the sometimes difficult task of creating a loving family.

SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE
IRT will be hosting a sensory friendly student matinee performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on October 11 at 10:00AM. Sensory friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming experience for all, including those with autism or other sensory sensitivities. Elements of this performance may be adapted to ensure the comfort of all of our audience members. 

Click here to download Fast Facts about the sensory friendly performance.
Click here for a Social Narrative about visiting IRT’s OneAmerica Stage.
Click here for a Performance Pocket Schedule. This document helps patrons know what to do before, during, and after the performance.
Click here for a Story Guide for Curious Incident. This document helps prepare you for the story of the play (contains spoilers!) and provides detail about its social/emotional content.
Click here for the Visual Indicator Guide. This is a list of moments that will be visually cued during the show to help those with sensory sensitivities prepare.

Date Range: September 26, 2017 - October 11, 2017
Age Range: Recommended for grades 9-12

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

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 Originalist

The Originalist

DATES
10:00AM on October 25, 27 and November 1, 2, 7

ESTIMATED LENGTH
Approximately 1 hour 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 Originalist is a modern drama that contains strong language and adult themes. A script preview is available upon request. Recommended for grades 9-12.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Supreme Court Justice and conservative icon Antonin Scalia hires a young, liberal, female law intern, and opinions start flying right and left. Every point of view is explored in this thoughtful, witty, open-minded look at one of our most galvanizing national figures.

In The Originalist, students will get a chance to witness an enthralling debate about many of our most polarizing national questions as it plays out in the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court. Through rapid-fire dialogue and poignant personal moments, both sides of every issue are presented with compelling arguments and real human consequences. Whether your class is studying civics, current events, or the rhetoric of writing and speech, The Originalist will make your students examine their own beliefs and seek to understand opposing viewpoints in political discourse.

Date Range: October 25, 2017 - November 7, 2017
Age Range: Recommended for grades 9-12

The Originalist is on the IRT Upperstage.

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 Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

DATES
10:30AM on November 14, 15, 22 and December 6, 13, 15
9:45AM and 12:00PM on November 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30 and December 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14

ESTIMATED LENGTH
Approximately 1 hour 30 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!

Date Range: November 14, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Age Range: Recommended for grades 4-12

A Christmas Carol is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

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 Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

DATES
10:00AM on January 17, 18, 23, 24, 26, 30, 31 and February 1

ESTIMATED LENGTH
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

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

CONTENT ADVISORY
A Raisin in the Sun is a classic American drama that contains some adult language and themes. A script preview is available on request. Recommended for grades 7-12.

ABOUT THE SHOW
After years in a crowded, run-down, inner-city apartment, the Younger family dreams of a better life in the green, sunny suburbs. But when opportunity comes along, will they agree on the best route to get there? And will the gates be open to them?

This inspiring American classic comes to life on the IRT stage for the first time in over two decades. Students will be moved as three generations of the Younger family fight for their future while navigating a world shaped by an oppressive past. A Raisin in the Sun was the first Broadway play to be written by a black woman, and the first with a black director, and now it returns to IRT to introduce a new generation to this powerful story of redemption and hope. 

Date Range: January 17, 2018 - February 1, 2018
Age Range: Recommended for grades 7-12

A Raisin in the Sun is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

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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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

DATES
10:30AM on January 23, 24, 25, 29 and February 5, 12
9:45AM and 12:00PM on January 26, 30, 31 and February 1, 2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23

ESTIMATED LENGTH
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

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

ABOUT THE SHOW
A timeless and timely tale of young love struggling to survive amid old hatreds. Shakespeare’s most beloved play is as vibrant and lively as ever, speaking boldly across the centuries to the divided world we live in today.

Teachers spoke, and IRT has listened. The Bard returns to IRT’s stage with a new Young Audiences production that will be the perfect companion to your classroom study. Students will hear Shakespeare’s words come to life and see the drama unfold live, as it was meant to be. Romeo and Juliet has been presented and adapted countless times, so join us as we seek to recount their tragic love story in a new way for a new generation of students. 

Date Range: January 23, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Age Range: Recommended for grades 7-12

Romeo and Juliet is on the IRT Upperstage.

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 Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

DATES
10:00AM on February 20-23
10:00AM and 12:00PM on February 27, 28 and March 1, 2, 6-9, 13-16

ESTIMATED LENGTH
Approximately 65 minutes

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

SEATING NOTE
Please be aware that The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse utilizes "storytime seating" for an engaging and immersive experience. Students are seated on the floor and adults are encouraged to join them. Limited chair seating is available in our Cabaret theatre.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Will has a cozy, familiar home in a boot in the barn. But when his cousin Monty takes him to the big, dangerous city, Will learns to wade through plush carpets, climb hot water pipes and outwit tame mice gone bad. Where will his expedition take him next?

In this adaptation of the classic tale, our youngest audiences will have the opportunity to ask important questions and learn valuable lessons alongside Will and Monty. How does it feel to do something new and unknown? What does it mean to be brave? What makes a place feel like home? Live theatre gives children the chance to explore feelings of care and empathy in a safe space, all while having fun. Join us as our Exploring Stages program continues to bring students, teachers and families together for story time!

Date Range: February 20, 2018 - March 16, 2018
Age Range: Recommended for grades PK-3

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse is in the IRT Cabaret.

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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Appoggiatura

Appoggiatura

DATES
10:00AM on March 14, 16

ESTIMATED LENGTH
Approximately 2 hours

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

CONTENT ADVISORY
Appoggiatura is a sweeping dramedy that contains strong language and adult situations. A script preview is available upon request. Recommended for grades 9-12.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Gordon has died. And now, the three people who loved him most - his ex-wife, his lover, and his granddaughter - have come together to remember him. A trip to Venice brings love, loss, pain and joy to our three weary travelers in search of healing and happiness.  Part of a trilogy by IRT Playwright-in-Residence James Still (along with The House That Jack Built and last season's Miranda) Appoggiatura is a human story about love and moving on. Hearts leap, time bends and the floating city works its wonders in this magical play filled with music and amore.

Date Range: March 14, 2018 - March 16, 2018
Age Range: Recommended for grades 9-12

Appoggiatura is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

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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Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

DATES
10:00AM on April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17-20, 24-27

ESTIMATED LENGTH
Approximately 2 hours

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

CONTENT ADVISORY
Looking Over the President’s Shoulder is an historical drama that contains some mild language. A script preview is available upon request. Recommended for grades 7-12.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Hoosier Alonzo Fields spent two decades as Chief Butler at the White House, serving Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower. A hit in theatres across the country, this funny, poignant, uplifting memoir returns to the IRT by popular demand. Looking Over the President’s Shoulder is based closely on Fields’ memoir My 21 Years in the White House and offers us not only an insider’s view of daily life in the presidential household, but also a deeply personal account of American politics and world events.

As an African-American and domestic servant during the first half of the 20th century, Alonzo Fields is not a typical historian. He offers a glimpse behind-the-scenes of power, revealing a fuller picture, and perhaps a deeper truth. Through Fields’ experience, we learn about presidents as individuals, and see the face behind many now-famous (or infamous) policies and headlines. We also learn of Fields’ search for respect as he recounts the civil rights decisions of each administration. Through Alonzo Fields, we are reminded of the value and strength of the individual’s voice – that every person counts and every story matters.

Date Range: April 3, 2018 - April 27, 2018
Age Range: Recommended for grades 7-12

Looking Over the President's Shoulder is on the IRT Upperstage.

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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Noises Off

Noises Off

DATES
May 1, 2, 3, 9

ESTIMATED LENGTH
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

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

CONTENT ADVISORY
Noises Off is a rollicking farce that contains strong language and adult situations. A script preview is available on request. Recommended for grades 9-12.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Ever gone to a play and something went wrong? What happens when everything goes wrong? Rehearsal implosions, backstage shenanigans and onstage disasters have the cast on life support—and the audience in stitches!

In one of the funniest plays ever written, Michael Frayn explores how offstage drama can create onstage hilarity. At once a send-up and perfect example of the genre of farce, this delightful story follows a thrown-together cast and crew on a tour of England. As relationships form and crumble, injuries pile up and secrets are revealed, the cast struggles – and often fails – to go on with the show. Perfect for drama clubs, theatre classes, or a unit on humor, grab a plate of sardines and join us for one of the most enduring stage comedies of all time!

Date Range: May 1, 2018 - May 9, 2018
Age Range: Recommended for grades 9-12

Noises Off is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

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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