2021-2022 Season

After a season of producing an entirely virtual experience, the Indiana Repertory Theatre is thrilled to welcome patrons back in-person for the 2021-2022 Season! The upcoming six-play season will open in October 2021 and run through June 2022. In an effort to continue to provide accessibility and comfort opportunities to audience members, the IRT will once again partner with WFYI to film the productions and provide streaming options for each production, while also following existing safety guidelines for in-person performances. Please visit our FAQ page to review our current safety guidelines. 

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by Karen Zacarías
October 6 – October 31, 2021
OneAmerica Mainstage

fizzy, funny delight

Can a book club be more than just a book club? When a documentary filmmaker sets up a camera and the wine starts flowing, a lot more than literature gets discussed. Truths are told and secrets are revealed as six young professionals find that there is more to a book—and life—than the cover. A sweet, tart comedy with all the feels.

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adapted by Tom Haas
November 23 – December 26, 2021
OneAmerica Mainstage

Indy’s holiday tradition returns

Now more than ever, we need to gather together to celebrate the joy of the season. A Christmas Carol shines a light on the power of kindness and love in this uplifting tale of one man’s journey to redemption. As the weather turns cold, warm your heart with the IRT as we joyfully reimagine and tenderly bring this annual holiday treasure to new life.

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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

adapted by Tobias Andersen
January 26 – February 20, 2022
OneAmerica Mainstage

searing sci-fi tale

In a dystopian future where the written word is forbidden, firemen are paid to burn books instead of fight fires. But when Montag starts to read the books he is supposed to burn, he begins to question the life he leads. Now he must choose between continuing his regimented existence or risking everything for the right to think. Published in 1953, this science fiction classic is even more relevant today.

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by Charles Smith
March 23 – April 16, 2022
OneAmerica Mainstage

the ties that bind

It’s 1866, and the Civil War has ended. Madison Hemings, son of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, and Israel Jefferson, former enslaved footman, return to Monticello in search of Israel’s brother. Together, they must face their conflicting feelings about their shared past, as they reframe the narrative of American history. Slavery has been abolished, but what really has changed? From what personal bonds do we need to break free? And where do we need to hold on tight? Don’t miss this gripping world premiere about history, family, and hard truths.

*Part of IRT's INclusion Series: Celebrating Diverse Storytelling

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The Reclamation of Madison Hemings

The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

by Jessica Huang
April 20 – May 15, 2022

a surreal journey through past & present

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.

*Part of IRT's INclusion Series: Celebrating Diverse Storytelling

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Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling
May 10 – June 5, 2022
OneAmerica Mainstage

strong and sassy

Before it was a movie, this pop culture favorite was an off-Broadway hit. With sharp, witty banter and memorable one-liners, six women from all walks of life celebrate the everyday joys and tears of small-town living while gathered at their favorite hair salon. When tragedy strikes, the play reveals the steely bonds of compassion and love that hold true friends together.

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