For Immediate Release 
January 15, 2015


Indianapolis—Now through the Feb. 1 conclusion of Good People, the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) welcomes the community to donate women and men’s new and gently used professional attire to benefit Dress for Success (DFS).

Good People tells the story of single mother Margie Walsh who loses her job and spends the majority of the play trying to find new work while overcoming countless obstacles,” said Janet Allen, IRT’s Artistic Director. “This partnership signifies the good work Dress for Success does in helping women, like Margie, achieve employment.”

DFS provides women with supportive services they need to make life transitions that result in self-sufficiency and socioeconomic advancement and will attend the Jan. 16 show of Good People to discuss the relevancy of their work at the post-show discussion.

“The themes explored throughout Good People emphasize that success depends on an array of factors,” said Candice Brisson, DFS Program Manager. “We believe that in order to win the game of life, you must first be empowered to know the rules. We help women prepare for and then secure and maintain employment in Indianapolis.”

Donations can be dropped off at the IRT ticket office Monday – Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or before any show of Good People. A complete list of show times can be found at

What: IRT welcomes donations for Dress for Success
Where: Drop-off site in IRT Ticket Lobby, 140 W. Washington St. Indianapolis
When: Now – Feb 1
Items requested: Pant suits, skirt suits, dress slacks, skirts and blazers long- and short-sleeved blouses, shoes in excellent condition that are flat or have low heels, purses and briefcases, new hosiery, new cosmetics, portfolio binders/padfolios and conservative jewelry.

Performance Dates and Times

Thurs. Jan 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan 16 @ 7:30 p.m. –DFS Post-Show Discussion
Sat. Jan 17 @ 5 p.m.
Sat. Jan 17 @ 9 p.m.
Sun. Jan 18 @ 2 p.m. (ASL/A-D Performance)
Wed. Jan 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Jan 22 @ 2 p.m.
Fri. Jan 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan 24 @ 4 p.m.
Sat. Jan 24 @ 8 p.m.
Sun. Jan 25 @ 2 p.m.
Sun. Jan 25 @ 7 p.m.
Tues. Jan 27 @ 6:30 p.m.
Thurs. Jan 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan 31 @ 1 p.m.
Sat. Jan 31 @ 5 p.m.
Sun. Feb 1 @ 2. p.m.

Founded in 1972, the IRT is the largest and fully professional not-for-profit theatre in the state and has grown into one of the leading regional theatres in the country. The mission of IRT is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community.