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Indiana Repertory Theatre announces 2024–2025 Season



The Indiana Repertory Theatre has announced its 2024–2025 Season. Scheduled from September 18, 2024 to May 11, 2025, the Theatre’s 52nd Season will bring a charming musical, soulful songs, full-blown farce, cherished classics, and more in the six-play lineup.


"This season we celebrate the unique joy that live theatre brings to audiences," IRT's Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director Benjamin Hanna said. "From the power of song to the tradition of lifting classic tales on our stages, to the uproarious laughter found in unstoppable farce and the exploration of new stories and playwrights, we are looking forward to welcoming our whole community to share in a season filled with memory, music, and mayhem."


Next season will open with a sweet and quirky musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, followed by the beloved annual holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol. The New Year will bring a new play by Rajiv Joseph—King James, a story which celebrates friendship and the love of basketball. Next, the Theatre will produce a revolutionary play with music, Nina Simone: Four Women, and the poignant classic The Glass Menagerie. For the finale, things will go from bad to calamitous in the raucous farce The Play That Goes Wrong.


“It has been an exciting current season as we’ve welcomed Benjamin Hanna into the role of Artistic Director and are producing our first musical in a decade,” Managing Director Suzanne Sweeney said. “We are looking forward to continuing that excitement and renewed energy as we look to welcome audiences for this dynamic next season which offers a little something for everyone.”


The 2024-2025 Season is generously supported by OneAmerica FinancialSM, marking close to three decades of theatre arts support from the organization.


Announced last summer, the IRT’s Upperstage Theatre has been renamed the Janet Allen Stage in honor of the former Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director Janet Allen. The name change officially takes effect during the 2024-2025 Season.


Season Ticket Memberships are available now, and Build Your Own packages and single tickets will go on sale this summer. To learn more about season packages and to purchase, visit irtlive.com.


2024–2025 SEASON AT THE INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

music and lyrics by William Finnbook by Rachel Sheinkin; conceived by Rebecca Feldman

September 18 – October 12, 2024

OneAmerica Stage

the word is: musical - A motley crew of wonderfully unique and impassioned young spellers each yearn to be the next county champion. With clever songs, quirky characters, and uproarious humor, this captivating musical comedy is a silly celebration of the thrill of victory, the irony of defeat, and the gift of being true to yourself.


Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

adapted by Tom Haas

November 16 – December 24, 2024

OneAmerica Stage

Indy’s holiday tradition Banish your bah humbugs and celebrate the season at the Indiana Repertory Theatre! A Christmas Carol shines a light on the power of kindness and love in this uplifting tale of one man’s journey to redemption. As the weather turns cold, warm your heart with story and song at the IRT.

 

King James

by Rajiv Joseph

January 14 – February 9, 2025

Janet Allen Stage

brotherhood and basketball

During LeBron James’ rookie season in Cleveland, two young men—one Black, one white—meet and bond over their love for the Cavaliers. Over the next twelve years, their passion for basketball never wavers, even as their lives keep moving in different directions. A warm, surprising, touching comedy about friendship, loyalty, loss—and the game.

 

Nina Simone: Four Women

by Christina Ham

February 4 – March 2, 2025

OneAmerica Stage

a revolution in song

The High Priestess of Soul shook the world with her powerful music. In the depths of the Civil Rights struggle, Nina Simone used song as a means of expressing the nation’s anguish—and resilience. This deeply personal play with music imagines a conversation among Simone and three other Black women, showing how the iconic chanteuse forged her true calling—and gave voice to a movement.

 

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams

March 11 – April 6, 2025J

anet Allen Stage

poignant classic

Faded southern belle Amanda shares a cramped apartment with her two adult children, the painfully shy Laura and the restless poet, Tom. Perhaps a gentleman caller will bring the one thing they all desperately crave: hope. This colorful cast of outcasts and escapists invents beautiful language to survive their drab lives. Looking back at his own family with bittersweet tenderness, Tennessee Williams probes the depths of inescapable memory.

 

The Play That Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, & Henry Shields

April 9 – May 11, 2025 OneAmerica Stage

unstoppable farce

The intrepid thespians of the Cornley Drama Society are more or less ready to raise the curtain on the grandest production the village has ever seen, The Murder at Haversham Manor—until things go from bad to calamitous. There’s an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that won’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines)—and that’s only the first act. It’s nothing you want in a show—and everything you want in a show!


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