Drama

The Merchant of Venice

Under the direction of Mr Doug Powers, we present a searing study of money , love, and intolerance. A wealthy but bigoted nobleman borrows money from a prosperous money lender. When he cannot repay his debt the money lender seeks return of his debt with a literal pound of the man’s flesh. The climatic court room scene features some of the most beautiful, tragic, and powerful speeches in all of literature.

Romeo and Juliet

The immortal tale of passion and love - The play which is set in Verona is a story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. This feud causes tragic results for the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. This show is an exciting, new, and intimate production under the direction of Mr Zach Stonerock

Souvenir

Souvenir is a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite and a real life historical figure, told through the eyes of her accompanist Cosme McMoon. She is completely tone deaf but convinced she is a great soprano. The audience enters Florence's world completely, finding there the beauty she'd heard in her head all along.

PROWESS

Summer in Chicago: Temperatures flare, shootings spike and the city is stuck in status quo. Enter a mixed bag of underdogs ready to save whatever's left of the day. Completely powerless but sky-high on passion, they join forces. But as broken bones multiply and alliances splinter, the team is forced to draw the line between well-meaning heroism and vigilante justice.

IN THE SOUNDLESS AWE

Written by: Jayme McGhan & Andy Pederson / Directed by: Brian Fruits / Chicago Sponsor: Jeramie Simmons / US Navy Consultant: Matthew Adams.

IN THE SOUNDLESS AWE is a remount of the 2017 Chicago Joseph Jefferson Recommended play that takes place 22 years later, finding Charles Butler McVay III (film & TV's Jason Narvy), the wrongly court-martialed and disgraced Captain of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, in his haunting final moments.

Stark Naked

“Stark Naked” is a one-woman play in which the artist Margaret Stark and graduate student Carrie Cohen explore the choices women make in their lives and the consequences of those choices.

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Cassandra's Dream

Unconscious forces are unleashed when a woman with a secret joins a seminar on Interpretive Art through Dreams.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Maripat Allen lives with her husband in Manistee, Mich., where she works as a therapist and enjoys acting in community theater and playwriting. Her drama, “We Gather Together,” won first place in the Community Theater Association of Michigan 2014 contest. Her comedy, “The Would Be Lover's Guide,” was produced in Manistee in 2015.

Moon Beneath Her Feet

“Moon Beneath Her Feet” is a challenging yet hopeful play about a woman, Julia, struggling not only with her messy love life, but also with unexplained, occasional blindness and troubling insomnia. There are answers for both Julia's heart and mind in the truth, but finding the truth in her mother's stories won't be easy…

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POETRY ON THE FRINGE

When was the last time you yelled your story!?
Poetry on the Fringe marries performance poetry and theatre arts.

Every other Sunday at 7 p.m., for $7 we’ll drop jaws with a:

  • 20-minute open mic for emerging artists
  • never-before-seen theatrical production
  • NPS-certified poetry slam competition.

We’ve designed the limited open mic to bring diverse voices to our poetry scene and to invite new artists to share. Our open mic, free for all, is safe, inclusive, invitational, supportive: a space to take your first steps as a poet.

2018 DIVAFEST

DivaFest is a juried playwrighting festival sponsored by IndyFringe each year.

Nationally, only 19 percent of published contemporary plays have been written by women. We are seeking to change that. Over the past nine years, DivaFest has fostered the growth of new works, new audiences, new performing companies, and new IndyFringe festival shows.

2018 DivaFest Lineup:

Unholy Trinity
Thin Walls - CANCELLED
Moon Beneath Her Feet
Josephine - Special Returning Event
Keeping the Pace
Stark Naked
Operation Farley
Cassandra's Dream

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