For Immediate Release 
October 27, 2015

"scrooge gives back" at the IRT

Indianapolis — On Friday, November 13 the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) welcomes the community to take part in Scrooge Gives Back, a gift-giving opportunity alongside partners Indiana Blood Center, Toys for Tots and Gleaners Food Bank and sponsored by Anthem, Inc.

Indiana Blood Center staff will be located in the Grand Lobby of the IRT assisting donors who wish to give blood from 3 PM to 7 PM. 

“Holidays are a slow time for blood donations because people are especially busy. However, the need for blood doesn’t take a holiday. Patients are still in the hospital and needing transfusions,” Dotti Laas, Blood Program Consultant for the Indiana Blood Center.

As a thank you, the IRT is offering those who donate blood, food or toys one free ticket to select A Christmas Carol performances, with the opportunity to purchase up to four additional tickets at half-price. The IRT will also provide backstage tours upon request.

“A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge who finds hope during a dark time in his life. Our goal is to assist in providing this same hope during the holiday season and to celebrate the power of kindness and love,” said Janet Allen, IRT’s executive artistic director. 

Donated toys must be unused and unwrapped and food must be unopened and non-perishable.


Saturday, November 14 at 3 PM
Saturday, November 21 at 3 PM
Friday, November 27 at 5 PM
Saturday, November 28 at 3 PM
Sunday, November 29 at 4 PM
Saturday, December 26 at 1 PM


What: Scrooge Gives Back | Blood, Food and Toy Drive
Where: Indiana Repertory Theatre, Grand Lobby | 140 W. Washington Street
When: Friday, November 13 from 3 to 7 PM

Blood donors can skip the wait and schedule a time to donate here.
For more information click here.


For more information contact Carolyne Holcomb, Marketing Communications Manager at or 317-916-4824

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.