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Streaming May 27 – June 20
OneAmerica Mainstage
Virtual Tickets $30

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About the Play


The House That Jack Built 
by James Still 
directed by Janet Allen
a feast of feelings 

Jack is gone, but his family gathers for Thanksgiving. Delicious aromas carry with them painful memories. Flowing wine dislodges hidden resentments. Old stories evoke shared laughter—and silent tears. This award-winning play by the IRT’s own playwright-in-residence returns with all its heart, tenderness, joy, and sorrow, reminding us we must accept the past before we can embrace the present. 

Learn more about our virtual season here.

APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 1 hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission

Recommended for patrons 16 years and above.

Virtual Events
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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SPONSORED BY FAEGRE DRINKER: The Jack Plays, a celebration and conversation in honor of James Still’s trilogy
Thursday, June 10, 2021 | Event at 6 PM | Zoom Room


Please join the IRT for a virtual event celebrating James Still’s The Jack Plays. IRT’s current production of The House That Jack Built is part of Still’s trilogy The Jack Plays, the recipient of the 2020 Indiana Authors Award in Drama. The event will feature actors sharing excerpts from Miranda and Appoggiatura, the two other plays in the trilogy. IRT’s playwright-in-residence James Still and Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director Janet Allen will engage in a conversation about James’ work over the last 23 years. 

To attend this free community conversation, please sign up here. This program will also be shared live on IRT’s Facebook page.

 

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Read the free digital program below or click here. Printed programs can be purchased here.

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Video: The House That Jack Built Promo Video

Cast Members


Jennifer Johansen
JENNIFER JOHANSEN
Jules
Aaron Kirby
AARON KIRBY
Eli
JAN LUCAS
JAN LUCAS
Helen
Constance Macy
CONSTANCE MACY
Lulu
DAVID SHIH
DAVID SHIH
Ridge

Creative Team

Janet AllenDirector
Russell MethenyScenic Designer
Yao ChenCostume Designer
Betsy Cooprider-BernsteinLighting Designer
Todd Mack ReischmanSound Designer
Fabian ObispoOriginal Music
RICHARD J ROBERTSDramaturg
NATHAN GARRISONProduction Coordinator
REBECCA ROEBERProduction Assistant

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