Produced by:
Saltbox Theatre Collective & USS INDIANAPOLIS Survivors Organization

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.

July 30, 1945. The U.S.S. Indianapolis is hit by two Japanese torpedoes, killing 300 sailors in the initial blast and leaving 900 men to drift helplessly in the Pacific Ocean. The survivors are discovered almost five days later. When rescue ships and planes finally arrive, they witness hundreds of large shadows lurking around small groups of broken men drifting aimlessly in the current. Only 321 sailors are pulled from the blood-filled water.

Indianapolis Super Sponsors: Kristian J. Andersen, Member of USS Constellation (CV-64) & Eric S. Andersen, Served on USS Constellation (CV-64) In Association with the USS Indianapolis Survivors Organization & IndyFringe.

Special Thanks to Kim Roller, Sara Vladic, Peggy Campo, Jim Belcher, Ken McNamara and & Pauline Moffat.

Tickets are $10, general admission. 50 percent of ticket sales and donations will go directly to the USS Indianapolis Survivors Organization, as Saltbox Theatre Collective views the remounting of this play as a service to those that served and the city of Indianapolis. Saltbox Theatre Collective is proud to be part of the USS Indianapolis Survivors Reunion Weekend 2018. It is a true honor.

The show runs 90 minutes with no intermission. For more information, email


Next Show

Next Show: 
Sunday Jul 22nd, 12:00PM

Performance Times

Performance Times: 
Thursday Jul 19th, 7:30PM
Friday Jul 20th, 12:30PM
Friday Jul 20th, 7:30PM
Saturday Jul 21st, 1:30PM
Sunday Jul 22nd, 12:00PM

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