The Indiana Repertory Theatre is thrilled to share its 2023-2024 Season! IRT’s 51st season marks a new chapter with new leadership, an exciting lineup, and lots of musical moments. Scheduled from September 20, 2023 to May 19, 2024, this season will be Benjamin Hanna’s first year as the Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director. This new artistic journey features a lineup of beloved classics and uncharted histories, spine-chilling drama and heartwarming comedy, as well as the Theatre’s first full-scale musical in a decade. We hope to see you at the IRT!
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
adapted by David Catlin
September 20 – October 14, 2023
electrifying look at a classic thriller
Join a memorable gathering of literary giants on a dark and eerie evening as Mary Shelley stitches together her grisly Gothic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his terrifying creation. This galvanic adaptation of the classic novel thrills and enthralls as it experiments with love, grief, horror, and the power to create—or destroy—life. There’s a little monster in all of us.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
adapted by Tom Haas
November 18 – December 24, 2023
Indy’s holiday tradition
Banish your bah humbugs and celebrate the season at the Indiana Repertory Theatre! 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 story and song at the IRT.
Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
by Cheryl L. West
January 9 – February 4, 2024
justice will not be denied
Rising from humble roots as the daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper, Fannie Lou Hamer became a leader in the struggle for voting rights at a time when Civil Rights were far from secure. Her grit and determination to keep fighting, through bad times as well as good, shows what it means to be a true revolutionary. You’ll be clapping and crying and singing along with a show that is part theatre, part gospel revival, and all inspiration.
The Folks at Home
by R. Eric Thomas
February 20 – March 16, 2024
a modern family comedy
Roger and Brandon, an interracial couple living in South Baltimore, are doing the very best they can to live their version of the American dream: love, house, solid jobs. Except Roger’s been laid off for months, their mortgage is late…and there might be a ghost in the attic. And that was before both sets of parents decided to move in! This contemporary riff on the beloved family sitcoms of the 70s is a complex yet heartwarming portrait of modern life.
Frida … A Self Portrait
written and performed by Vanessa Severo
March 12 – April 7, 2024
extraordinary tour de force
Iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was a woman who lived boldly, loved wildly, and painted prolifically in order to see herself and the world around her more clearly. With stunning stagecraft and irresistible charm, Brazilian writer and performer Vanessa Severo unearths powerful common ground between herself and Frida, inviting us to experience the artist’s vibrant, tumultuous life and rare genius.
Little Shop of Horrors
book and lyrics by Howard Ashman
music by Alan Menken
April 17 – May 19, 2024
hilarious horticultural horror musical
When shy, awkward Seymour Krelborn finds a strange and interesting new plant that sings wicked R&B, he suddenly sees an unexpected road to fame, fortune, and the heart of his true love—as long as he’s willing to pay a horrible price. This silly, scary sci-fi musical romp has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world—and now it’s coming for you! You’ll laugh. You’ll scream. You’ll give up gardening for good!