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April 2 - April 28
Upperstage
Tickets start at $25

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About the Play


AMBER WAVES

by James Still

from the heartland

Hard times mean hard decisions as an Indiana family faces the prospect of losing their farm. This small-town tale returns by popular demand, featuring music by Tim Grimm and Jason Wilber, with generous helpings of courage, love and humor.

APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 2 hours and 25 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission

Amber Waves is a family drama that contains some adult situations and strobe light effects.


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Special Performances
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OPENING NIGHT  
Friday, April 5, 2019  |  Performance at 7:30 PM

Raise a glass and salute the cast at IRT’s Opening Night! After the show, the marquee lights shine bright as you’re treated to a champagne toast and hors d'oeuvres, and invited to a one-time-only chance to explore the set with IRT Artisans. 

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Saturday, April 13, 2019  |  Performance at 1 PM

Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.

IRTEA TALK
Sunday, April 14, 2019  |  Performance at 2 PM

After the performance enjoy tea, cookies and coffee while engaging in a post-show discussion with IRT actors, cast and guests.

ASL/AD PERFORMANCE
Sunday, April 14, 2019  |  Performance at 2 PM

The IRT offers ASL/AD services to our patrons with vision and hearing needs. Patrons with hearing needs are encouraged to sit in the interpretation zone and meet with the interpreter before the show. We also offer Assisted Listening Devices free of charge at each performance. To learn more visit irtlive.com/accessibility.

BACKSTAGE TOUR
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Following the 7:30 PM performance

Immediately following this performance, join IRT staff for an explorative and informative backstage tour. Tours typically last 30 minutes.

HAPPY HOUR
Tuesday, April 23, 2019  |  Happy Hour starts at 5:30 PM  |  Performance at 6:30 PM

Imbibe like a local at IRT’s Happy Hour! Happy Hour starts at 5:30 PM, an hour before the performance. Sip on local libations and then nosh on mouth-watering nibbles.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Performance at 6:30 PM

Please join a special community conversation immediately following this performance. Indiana farmer Isabella Chism will share her perspective as a woman in farming and the challenges, needs, and hopes of farming today. Chism is the 2nd Vice President of Indiana Farm Bureau, Chair of the Women’s Leadership Committee at INFB, and farms with her family in Howard County. We thank Indiana Farm Bureau, the largest general agricultural organization in the state, for their support.

COOKIES & COFFEE
Thursday, April 25, 2019  |  Performance at 2 PM

Cookies and coffee will satisfy your sweet tooth, and our production will leave you wanting more! Luckily, you can have a sweet experience at the IRT’s Cookie and Coffee matinee where cookies, coffee and tea can be enjoyed before the 2 PM performance. 

Multimedia


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Video: Amber Waves | Production Video

Cast Members


Mary Bacon
MARY BACON
Penny
William Brosnahan
WILLIAM BROSNAHAN
Scott
Charles Dumas
CHARLES DUMAS
Johnny
Rachel Eddy
RACHEL EDDY
Musician
TIM GRIMM
TIM GRIMM
Musician
Torsten Hillhouse
TORSTEN HILLHOUSE
Mike
Riley Iaria
RILEY IARIA
Julie
Jordan Pecar
JORDAN PECAR
Deb

Creative Team

Lisa RotheDirector
Narelle SissonsScenic Design
Theresa SquireCostume Design
Mary Louise GeigerLighting Design
TODD MACK REISCHMANSound Designer
TIM GRIMM & JASON WILBEROriginal Music

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