In 1950s, Chicago native, Patricia Wilson visits home to share her big news after studying abroad in London. Little did she know her entire world will flip upside down as the beans spill about family secrets.
Can she face the challenges and keep her “new- found self-confidence?”
Ramla is a retired political science and Africana Studies professor.
Actor/singer James Solomon Benn presents his 75-minute cabaret show “Big Beautiful Women of Broadway,” featuring songs sung by or made famous by the women of Broadway.
Benn’s vocal stylings include jazz, pop, gospel, R&B, and the blues. The show is the anticipated followup to James’ comic cabaret “Little Butchie Sings!” James is an Arts Council of Indianapolis / Creative Renewal Artist Fellowship recipient and a member of the Fonseca Theatre Company.
This year we are thrilled to see two plays in development. Toilet Talks, a semi-autobiographical play by Liz Thomsen about a mother and daughter, has had a table read, and is now reading for a staged reading. Audiences will get to experience the journey not only of the characters but also of the plays themselves as they move through the development process. Each play considers the life experience and showcase voices not often heard.
James' recurring migraines lead him into therapy. Beginning a journaling practice, he soon realizes his journey of discovery might force him to deal with a childhood trauma he didn’t know he had repressed.
About the playwright:
Letters Sent showcases a woman's desperation stemming in suffering in silence as well as the egocentric and narcissistic tendencies that sometimes reveal themselves during times of crisis. As Claire strives for recovery on her own terms, it becomes quite clear that those around her have their own secret burdens in the form of behavioral disorders and unhealthy coping mechanisms. A journey through the mental health of one family, Letters Sent confronts, living, dying and the thoughts that manifest in between.
The York Theatre production of YANK! received 7 Drama Desk nominations (including Best Musical as well as best music, book and lyrics) as well as nominations for Best Musical from the Outer Critics' Circle, and Lucille Lortel Foundation.
Queen Day, presented by the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, is returning to the Indy Fringe stage for a limited run from January 25–27. Back by popular demand, the show blends the hard edge of rock and roll and punk with the drama of musical theater and features the music of Queen and Green Day. The show received rave reviews across sold-out performances during IndyFringe this past summer, so make a New Year's resolution to be part of the excitement!
SATURDAY 7:30PM SOLD OUT
"and Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens..." written by Tennessee Williams in 1955, was ahead of its time.
Transgender, Aging, Homophobia, and Survival are all themes in this poetic, at times, brutal play.
The script was not produced in Williams' lifetime, due to his blatant treatment of a subject matter that was not spoken of in the decades before now.
The result is a powerful punch of a play, performed and directed by four of Indy's finest talents.