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Indiana Players, Inc. Newsletter - June 2023

NEXT UP ON THE MAINSTAGE

YOUTH SUMMER MUSICAL: PRESS START


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


Performances:

July 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sunday Matinees at 2:30pm


Tickets:

General Admission: $15

Seniors (65+) and Students: $12

Indiana Players (IPI) Members: $10

Children (under 6): $8


Buy your tickets online at www.indianaplayers.com or at the Box Office.

House and Box Office open 30 minutes before each performance.

Questions? Email: tickets@indianaplayers.com


 

MURDER AT THE SOCK HOP:

A MYSTERY DINNER THEATER EXPERIENCE


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 a murderer. If you solve the mystery and correctly guess the murderer, you will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize - but don't worry, everyone who guesses correctly will go home with a prize! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Prizes will be awarded to 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 event will benefit the Historical and Genealogical Society and the Indiana Players.


Doors open at 4:30pm. Start off the evening with cocktail hour and hor d’oeuvres. There will be a cash bar with two signature cocktails for the evening: a Tom Collins and a Sloe Gin Fizz. In between Act of an interactive murder mystery, enjoy a dinner including your choice of Stuffed Chicken Breast or Manicotti, tossed salad, mixed vegetables, scalloped potatoes, and cheesecake for dessert.


Tickets: $35/person

Purchase your tickets here:

*Current IPI Members receive a $5.00 discount.

Email publicity@indianaplayers.com for discount code.


 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

2023-2024 TENTATIVE MAINSTAGE SEASON


The Return of John Brown

A World Premiere Musical

Written by Gene Bruskin

Directed by Vanessa Arvidson

Show Dates: September 8, 9, 10 and 17, 18, 19


Puffs

Written by Matt Cox

Directed by Shane Sedlemyer

Show Dates: October 20, 21, 22 and 27, 29, 29


A Christmas Peter Pan

An ArtReach Children's Theatre Plays Production

Directed by Tracey Iandiorio

Show Dates: December 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10


The Seven Year Itch

Written by George Axelrod

Directed by Heather Knarr

Show Dates: February 2, 3, 4 and 9, 10, 11


The 13th Annual One-Acts Festival

Coordinated by Eric Witmer

Show Dates: March 29 - April 3


Kimberly Akimbo

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Bill Herring

Show Dates: April 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14


Murdered to Death

Written by Peter Gordon

Directed by Katrina Kayden

Show Dates: May 31, June 1, 2 and 7, 8, 9


 


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!*


Acting

Directing*

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



*Anyone interested in directing a mainstage production must have previous directing or stage management experience with the Indiana Players. Previous experience includes Mainstage and/or One-Act Festival productions. Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Board of Directors.


 

VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH


This month for our volunteer(s) of the month, we would like to recognize all of the Family Members and Friends who transported Anne of Green Gables cast/crew members to and from the playhouse over six weeks of rehearsals and performances. We understand how hectic life can be, and truly appreciate everyone who reworked their schedules and recruited others to assist. We couldn’t have done it without you!


 

BECOME A MEMBER!


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


 

HOW ELSE CAN YOU SUPPORT THE PLAYERS?


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, indianaplayers.com, 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


 

CONTACT US


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!


General Information - info@indianaplayers.com

Show Submissions - submit@indianaplayers.com

Volunteer Coordinator - volunteer@indianaplayers.com


 

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


 

LIKE, FOLLOW, AND MORE!


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