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Threepenny Opera
Theatre

2017–2018 Mainstage Season

The Threepenny Opera

by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill

Directed by William Fisher

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s music theatre masterpiece, The Threepenny Opera plunges us into the lusty, cruel, and treacherous worlds of Jeremiah Peachum, corrupt boss of the syndicate of the city’s beggars, and the charismatic and predatory outlaw, Mack the Knife. When Mack “marries” his daughter Polly, Peachum’s sovereignty is threatened and he orchestrates the epic destruction of his underworld rival.  Brecht’s epic dive into corruption, justice and kleptocracy exquisitely merges with the dark beauty and sexy grit of Kurt Weill’s music. This adds up to a disturbingly amusing show that features a cast of shady, yet alluring characters…and a surprise ending! 

  • Wednesday, November 1, 7:00PM
  • Thursday, November 2, 7:00PM
  • Friday, November 3, 7:00PM
  • Saturday, November 4, 7:00PM
  • Sunday, November 5, 2:00PM

Schrott Center for the Arts

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Stories from Dark Alleys

by Ivan Bunin

Directed by Elaina Artemiev

Adapted for stage by director Elaina Artemiev, Dark Alleys is a collection of short stories by Nobel Prize-winning author Ivan Bunin. The tales of Dark Alleys are regarded as masterpieces in the author’s homeland of Russia, and are united by their dark liaisons and explorations of the complexity of love.

  • Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 PM (Preview)
  • Thursday, November 30, 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 1, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 2, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 3, 2:00 PM

Lilly Hall Studio Theatre

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Guest Artist Constance Macy

Shakespeare’s magical comedy unfolds in a rollicking production on the Clowes Memorial Hall stage. Butler Theatre Chair Diane Timmerman’s 90-minute adaptation is directed by beloved Indianapolis actress, Constance Macy. Audience members of all ages love this classic comedy that revolves around mistaken identities, lovers chasing each other through the woods, rustic workers trying to put on a play, and fairies creating magic everywhere.

  • February 28, 7:00 PM

Clowes Memorial Hall

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Student Matinees

  • March 1, 9:30 AM
  • March 1, Noon

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The Little Prince 

by Rick Cummings and John Scoullar based on the book by antoine de saint-exupery

Directed by Elaina Artemiev

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s tale The Little Prince shares universal truths about love and loyalty. This childhood favorite is the story of a pilot stranded in the desert who meets an enigmatic young prince who has recently fallen from the sky. Let your imagination take flight in this adventure that celebrates fantasy and friendship.

  • Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 PM (Preview)
  • Thursday, April 12, 7:00 PM (Preview)
  • Friday, April, 13, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 14, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 15, 2:00 PM
  • Friday, April 20, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 22, 2:00 PM

Lilly Hall Studio Theatre

Purchase Tickets 

In Person, visit the Clowes Hall Box Office

By Phone, call 1-800-982-2787

 

Student Matinees

  • April 19, 10:00 AM
  • April 20, 10:00 AM

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PLUS! We'll have loads of exciting student-directed work as well!

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