Posted in Indianapolis theater: previews

Openings for the weekend of 6/23

The Golem of Havana at the Phoenix Theatre

“The Golem of Havana” at the Phoenix Theatre

Welcome to 1950s Havana. It’s the brink of the Cuban Revolution, and Rebecca, a young Jewish girl and aspiring artist, uses her illustrations to envision a champion for Cuba. Drawn from the stories of her homeland, her artwork finds hope in the Golem, a legendary protector of the Jewish people. Her family has only just begun to find their first fragile grasp on prosperity and is now faced with a difficult decision: holding onto their security or protecting an injured revolutionary. Blending the music and traditions of two worlds, The Golem of Havana weaves a story of hope, family, and sacrifice.

  • June 22-July 16, Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • $22-$35
  • CHEAPSEATS WEEKEND June 22-26: all tickets only $20
  • PRODUCER PARTY Friday, June 23: food and drink directly following the performance. Complimentary food provide by Saffron Cafe. Beer provided by Sun King Brewery.
  • Purchase your tickets to see the July 1 performance of The Golem of Havana and support the Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A New Musical at Marian University Theatre

HunchPosteOLBOBDIREX, under the direction of Bob Harbin, presents the Indiana premiere. The musical is based on the original Victor Hugo novel with the Menken/Swartz Academy Award-nominated score from the Disney feature film. What makes a monster and what makes a man is the theme of this family friendly show with themes of love, acceptance and being a hero.

  • June 23-24, 29-30, July 1, 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. and July 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.
  • $25 with discounts available for seniors and students. Reserved seating.
  • Marian University Theatre, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Free parking and wheelchair accessible.
  • 317-280-0825 or

The Princess and the Pea presented by The 7th Artistry

18620766_1428424760557312_9102827348340673330_oThe people of France are demanding change. The patricians of France want nothing more than to immerse themselves ever deeper in the lavish parties they’ve always known. What could be more powerful than wealth? What could ever trump the extravagance of endless delight? The doors open every night for the wealthy, but tonight, revolution waits on the stoop.

  • June 23-July 1, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • $15; students: $12
  • Only 40 people seated per show.
  • Note this is a site-specific piece and the audience and actors will be moving around during the performance.
    Circle City Industrial Complex, 1125 Brookside Ave, Indianapolis

13: The Musical at Carmel Community Players (young artists production)

“13: The Musical” at Carmel Community Players

Evan Goldman is about to turn thirteen, and he can’t wait. His life seems full of possibilities — that is, until his parents get divorced, and he is forced to move with his mom from big-city New York to podunk Appleton, Indiana. If Evan can’t get the coolest kids to come to his bar mitzvah, how is he going to survive the school year, not to mention the rest of his life? As Evan navigates the world of cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak, he comes to understand “What it Means to Be a Friend.”

  • June 23-July 2, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays
  • $18 adults, $16 seniors (62+) and students
  • Rated PG-13

Triangle, a co-production by Q Artistry & Young Actors Theatre

“Triangle” by Q Artistry and YAT

Triangle explores the labor movement, specifically of the garment district in New York City, in the early 1900s with a cast of 15 actors portraying actual people in history. From the progress made by the forming of unions to the people (mostly women) taking to the streets on strike to change unsafe and unfair working conditions, the piece then blends into one of the worst workplace disasters in history allowing viewers to witness the fire firsthand. The project also doubles as a theater education and mentor experience as the cast includes not only members of the Indy professional acting community, but also teens who attained the roles through an open audition. Throughout the rehearsal process and performances, the teens work closely with the professional cast and learn alongside them.

  • Due to the graphic nature of this moment in history, this play is not recommended for viewers 12 and under.
  • June 24, 12:30, 3 and 5 p.m.; June 25, 2 and 5 p.m.
  • $10-$15
  • Propylæum, 1410 North Delaware Street #2, Indianapolis
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