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Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men

DATES
10:00AM on September 11, 13, 18, 24

ESTIMATED LENGTH
2 hours, 15 minutes

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

CONTENT ADVISORY
Twelve Angry Men is a classic American drama that contains profanity and mild violence. It is recommended for grades 9-12. 

ABOUT THE SHOW
A young man’s life hangs in the balance as a trial jury meets behind closed doors to debate his guilt or innocence. Did he kill his father? Or is there reasonable doubt? What is justice, and how do we achieve it? You will be on the edge of your seat as a dozen men with different viewpoints try to agree on one verdict. This classic American drama from the 1950s could have been written yesterday with its provocative look at power, prejudice, and clashing perspectives.

Twelve Angry Men is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

Date Range: September 11, 2019 - September 24, 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 Little Choo Choo That Thinks She Can

The Little Choo Choo That Thinks She Can

DATES
10:00AM on October 8, 9
10:00AM and 12:00PM on October 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 and February 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28

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

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

The Little Choo Choo That Thinks She Can is presented in our Cabaret theatre and features Storytime Seating, where students will sit in a carpeted area to be as close to the action as possible. Adults are encouraged to sit on the floor with their students; a limited number of chairs are available for adult patrons who are unable to do so.

CONTENT ADVISORY
The Little Choo Choo That Thinks She Can is an imaginative story that is appropriate for all ages, but most recommended for grades PK-3.

ABOUT THE SHOW
A beloved story comes to life in front of your eyes as a young brother and sister, with nothing but their toy box and their own imaginations, invent a train full of friends and a big, big hill to get over. Making up the story as they go along, the two create a cast of colorful characters who try and try again until they have reached the other side of the hill. Introduce your students to the joyful experience of live theatre and the creativity of play!

The Little Choo Choo That Thinks She Can is in the IRT Cabaret.

Date Range: October 8, 2019 - March 6, 2020
Age Range: Recommended for grades PK-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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And So We Walked: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears

And So We Walked: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears

DATES
10:00AM on October 23, 30 and November 5

ESTIMATED LENGTH
2 hours, 10 minutes.

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

CONTENT ADVISORY
And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears is an inspiring drama that contains mild language and adult situations including references to addiction and the mass genocide of indigenous people.It is recommended for grades 7-12. 

ABOUT THE SHOW
Join Cherokee actor and artist DeLanna Studi as she explores her personal and cultural identity while traveling the Trail of Tears with her father—and her family spirits. This one-woman play probes the complexities and conflicts that the Cherokee Nation still wrestles with today, almost 200 years after their forced relocation. Past and present intertwine with dreams, history, and legend in this frank and moving memoir of doubt and discovery.

And So We Walked: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears is on the IRT Upperstage.

Date Range: October 23, 2019 - November 5, 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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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

DATES
10:30AM on November 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 25, 27 and December 4, 13
9:45AM and 12:00PM on November 20, 21, 22, 26 and December 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12

ESTIMATED LENGTH
90 minutes

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

CONTENT ADVISORY
A Christmas Carol is an adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale that contains imagery that may frighten young children. It is recommended for grades 4-12.

ABOUT THE SHOW
A delightful ensemble of players brings Scrooge, Tiny Tim, four spirits, and all of Victorian London to life on our snow-covered stage for this holiday treasure infused with music and song. In the darkness of winter, we all need the shining light of forgiveness, redemption, and love. Come celebrate the joy of the season and the spirit of giving!

A Christmas Carol is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

Date Range: November 13, 2019 - December 13, 2019
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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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

DATES
10:30AM on January 28, 29, 30
9:45AM and 12:00PM on January 31 and February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28

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
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 is a civil rights-era family drama that contains mild onstage violence and references to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. It is recommended for grades 5-12. 

ABOUT THE PLAY
An adaptation of the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, one of America's leading authors for young readers! When the Watsons load their young children into the car for the long drive from Michigan to visit family in the Deep South, they take their Green Book to help plan for the prejudice encountered by black people traveling in Jim Crow America. What they don’t expect is to find themselves caught up in an act of violence that will go down in Civil Rights history. Strength and love help them face their struggles and find a path forward in this powerful drama for the whole family. 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 is on the IRT Upperstage.

Date Range: January 28, 2020 - February 28, 2020
Age Range: Recommended for grades 5-12

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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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

DATES
10:00AM on March 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24

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
Murder on the Orient Express is Agatha Christie’s thrilling whodunit and contains profanity and onstage violence. It is recommended for grades 9-12. 

ABOUT THE SHOW
A luxury train trapped in a snowdrift, a dining car full of glamorous passengers, a dead body with multiple stab wounds, a suspicious intruder who keeps disappearing, and mysterious links to a far-distant murder case. Hercule Poirot, the world’s greatest detective, must interrupt his holiday to solve this fiendishly intricate and clever plot—before the snow is cleared and the train moves on. A golden-age detective story springs to life from the pages of the world’s best-selling author.

Murder on the Orient Express is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

Date Range: March 11, 2020 - March 24, 2020
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 Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

DATES
10:00AM on April 7 and 15

ESTIMATED LENGTH
2 hours, 15 minutes

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

CONTENT ADVISORY
The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin is a family drama that contains profanity and references to suicide. It is recommended for grades 9-12. 

ABOUT THE SHOW
Despite the US ban against Chinese immigrants, Harry Chin forged a new identity to earn precious American dollars to send home to his starving village. Now he is trapped between two families and two worlds. Seasoned with magic and mystery, this hauntingly theatrical tale from our overlooked history considers the personal and political repercussions of making a group of people illegal.

The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin is on the IRT Upperstage.

Date Range: April 7, 2020 - April 15, 2020
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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Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

DATES
10:00AM on April 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30

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
Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen’s period romance and is appropriate for grades 9-12. 

ABOUT THE SHOW
Three sisters and their widowed mother lose their family home and must create new lives for themselves in a tiny seaside cottage. Along the way they face kindness and cruelty, duty and deception, as they try to navigate the complex social rules for proper young ladies. What will lead to lasting happiness and true love: practical good sense or following the sensibility of your heart? Sit back and indulge yourself in the wit and wisdom, the beauty and charm of Jane Austen.

Sense and Sensibility is on the OneAmerica Mainstage.

Date Range: April 21, 2020 - April 30, 2020
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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