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Indiana Players, Inc. Newsletter - May 2023


Anne of Green Gables captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery's enduring classic about orphan Anne Shirley, from meeting her strict guardian for the first time to her graduation from Queen's Academy, and all the tragedies, playfulness and triumphs in between. Whether an old friend of Anne's or meeting her for the first time, Anne of Green Gables brings to life all the memorable events and characters from the eponymous novel and will leave you with a lasting friendship with one of literature's most unforgettable characters.

Anne of Green Gables

From the novel by L.M. Montgomery

Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Directed by: Katrina Kayden


June 2, 3, 4 and 9, 10, 11

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sunday Matinees at 2:30pm


General Admission: $15

Seniors (65+) and Students: $12

Indiana Players (IPI) Members: $10

Children (under 6): $8

Buy your tickets online, below, or at the Box Office.

House and Box Office open 30 minutes before each performance.

Questions? Email:



The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County and Indiana Players, Inc. have teamed up once again this year to present another Mystery Dinner Theater Experience. This year’s mystery is:

Murder at the Sock Hop

Sunday June 25, 2023 at 5:00pm

Indiana Fraternal Order of Eagles

420 Philadelphia Street

Indiana, PA 15701

Everyone is excited about the sock hop but nothing is as it seems. Join the Historical Society and Indiana Players for a night of mystery and intrigue while trying to piece together clues to catch the murderer. If you guess right, you will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of the evening, but don't worry, everyone who guesses correctly will go home with a prize. Costumes are encouraged by not required and prizes will be awarded to the Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed Female. Also featured will be a 50/50 raffle and a 1950s themed basket raffle. All proceeds from the night's event will benefit the Historical and Genealogical Society and the Indiana Players.

Doors will open at 4:30, with the evening starting off with a cocktail hour and a variety of appetizers. Dinner for the evening includes your choice of Stuffed Chicken Breast or Manicotti, tossed salad, mixed vegetables, scalloped potatoes, and cheesecake for dessert. There will be a cash bar with our signature cocktails for the evening being a Tom Collins and a slow gin fizz.

Tickets: $35/person

Purchase your tickets here:

*Current IPI Members receive a $5.00 discount.

Email for discount code.


“Press Start transports us inside the bright, pixelated world of video games! When the famous characters we know and love run out of lives, they decide to put on a musical fundraiser that will help them raise gold rings and play on. Through hilarious and heartfelt musical numbers we see the heroes, villains and sidekicks like we’ve never seen them before. But when things go terribly awry, it’s the quiet sidekick Little Mushroom who must find the hero within to help save the day!”

Press Start : A New Children’s Musical

A Beat by Beat Musical

Directed by Sharon Herring

Show Dates: July 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30

Auditions: June 5th and June 6th, 6pm-8pm

Cast Size: 22+ | Ages: 6 to 18

No special requirements or experience necessary to audition! Please be prepared to sing a simple song (e.g. “Happy Birthday”). We are looking for one actor with tap dancing experience.




IPI 2023-2024 Tentative Regular Season

“The Return of John Brown” (World Premiere)

Directed by Vanessa Arvidson

September 8-10 & 17-19, 2023


Directed by Shane Sedlemyer

Oct. 20-22 & 27-29, 2023

“A Christmas Peter Pan”

Directed by Tracey Iandiorio

December 1-3 & 8-10, 2023

”The Seven Year Itch”

Directed by Heather Knarr

February 2-4 & 9-11, 2024

The 13th Annual One-Acts Festival

Coordinated by Eric Witmer

March 29 - April 3, 2024

“Kimberly Akimbo”

Directed by Bill Herring

April 5-7 & 12-14, 2024

“Murdered to Death”

Directed by Katrina Kayden

May 31 - June 2 & June 7-9, 2024

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Katrina Kayden, President*

Bill Herring, Vice President/Artistic Director*

Sharon Herring, Secretary

Kathy Kerns, Treasurer

Richard Smith, Theater Manager*

Vanessa Arvidson, Publicity Director

Eric Witmer, Fundraising Manager*

*Newly elected board member

Congratulations to our new Board of Directors!

Frances Stineman Scholarship

The Frances Stineman Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a deserving college-bound high school senior or junior who has been a contributing member of the Indiana Players and the Philadelphia Street Playhouse. The 2023 Recipient of the Frances Stineman Scholarship is... Jenna McLaine!

Indiana Players MVP

The Board of Directors is happy to announce that the Indiana Players Inc. Most Valuable Player for 2022-2023 is Matthew Mann!

We survive and thrive through the support of our community and volunteers like you!

There are many opportunities to get involved. No previous experience required!*



Stage Management

Music and Choreography

Lights, Sound and Backstage Crew

Set Construction and Painting

Props, Wardrobe, and Make-Up

Theatre Upkeep and Maintenance

Box Office/Tickets/Ushers

And so much more!

Feel free to fill out our interest form!

*Anyone interested in directing a mainstage production must have previous directing or stage management experience with The Indiana Players.



The May Volunteer of the Month goes to IUP’s Student Association for Nutrition and Dietetics! On a very rainy Saturday morning, 5 students from the Student Association for Nutrition and Dietetics volunteered their time to help the Indiana Players as part of IUP’s “Into the Streets” event. The volunteers ripped up old stair treads, painted stairs, and replaced old carpet treads with reflective non-slip treads. They also painted the back hallway to match our outside facade and brand colors of red, black, and white. It looks great! Check it out next time you are at the playhouse!

The Board of Directors of The Indiana Players also expresses its profound gratitude to Diane Duntley for her generous support of and bequest to The Indiana Players. Diane Duntley has been posthumously awarded The Indiana Players Tony Award, the highest donor award recognition.



You can also support live, local community theater by becoming a member! Membership provides you with discounted admission at all mainstage productions and allows you to run for and elect the Board of Directors at our annual meeting each May. Fill out a membership form on our website - - or at the theatre! There is one in every program!

Annual Membership Plans:

Family Membership: $60.00

Individual Membership: $25.00

Student Membership: $20.00

Senior Membership (Ages 65+): $20.00



We need your help to allow us to grow and continue to serve the community through our art. It is only through your donations, volunteerism, and patronage that we can survive and thrive as a member of this community. We accept and appreciate any donations you are able to make to our organization.

Donations can be made on our website,, via the yellow “Donate” button in the top left corner. You can choose to make a one-time donation or set up monthly donations using PayPal, Debit Card, or Credit Card. Checks can also be mailed to:

Indiana Players, Inc., P.O. Box 333, Indiana, PA 15701



Have a general question for the Indiana Players? Or maybe you have a specific question about tickets or volunteering. We have a dedicated contact to help with all your questions and concerns!


​Email Address


General Information

For all general inquiries

Box Office

For all information regarding ticket and show information

Show Submissions

Have a show you want The Indiana Players to consider? Want to submit a piece for a specific festival or event? Submit it here!

Volunteer Coordinator

Reach out for any questions about general or specific volunteer opportunities

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