Civic 2015-2016 Season

A Civic Production
July 24 – 26
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Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.

Music by Jerry Bock
Book by Joseph Stein
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
July 24 – 26, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Doan

Presented by the Curtains Up Summer Camp, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. is set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in the musical theatre canon...Show details

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A Civic Production
September 11 – 26
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The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church

Written by Bo Wilson
September 11 – 26, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Michelle Bonora

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A Civic Production
September 15
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The Amish Project

Written by Jessica Dickey
September 15, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kyle Borcz

The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. Originally a solo show, The Amish Project has now been adapted for an ensemble.Show details

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A Civic Production
October 9 – 11
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And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

By James Still
October 9 – 11, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Tori Rosa

A unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were betrayed...Show details

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A Civic Production
October 30 – November 10
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An Evening With Poe: Two Stories in Drama Form

Written by Arliss Jeffries
October 30 – November 10, 2015
at Delphi Opera House/The Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kris Kazmierczak

Arliss Jeffries writes another exciting radio play featuring live sound effects and the chilling tales of the master of horror, Edgar Allen Poe.

There will be two performances.

October 30, 7:30 PM at the newly opened Delphi Opera House - PLEASE NOTE - The performance at the Delphi Opera House is a ticketed event, with tickets sold by the Delphi Opera House. Please contact them for more information.

http://www.delphioperahouse.org/tickets
765-564-4300
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and November 10, 7:30 PM at our own Historic Monon Depot TheatreShow details

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A Civic Production
November 6 – 21
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Doubt, a Parable

Written by John Patrick Shanley
November 6 – 21, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Steven Koehler

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.Show details

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A Civic Production
December 4 – 13
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

By Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
December 4 – 13, 2015
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Laurie Russell

The classic animated television special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.Show details

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A Civic Production
January 22 – February 6
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The Rainmaker

Written by N. Richard Nash
January 22 – February 6, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Bill Knapp

Set in a drought-ridden rural town in Nebraska during the mid-1930’s, the play tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry. Lizzie keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. She has just returned from a trip to visit pseudo-cousins (all male), which was undertaken with the failed expectation that she would find a husband. As their farm languishes under the devastating drought, Lizzie's family worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle...Show details

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A Civic Production
January 26
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In the Next Room or the vibrator play

Written by Sarah Ruhl
January 26, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kate Martin

Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household...Show details

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A Civic Production
February 19 – 21
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Stuart Little

Written by Joseph Robinette
February 19 – 21, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Neil Radtke

This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte's Web. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation...Show details

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A Civic Production
March 4 – 13
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Anything Goes

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
March 4 – 13, 2016
at Sunnyside Intermediate School
Directed by Kate Walker

Set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but she is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime, Bonnie. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.Show details

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A Civic Production
April 1 – 2
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The First Annual TEeN-Minute Play Festival

"What to Do" by Ann-Marie Iannone
"All You Need is Hope" by Isabelle Knowles
"When It's Over" by Amelia Goins
"Unscripted" by Elliana Trice
"Silent Night" by Addie Gorden
"Remember" by Omar Almakki
April 1 – 2, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre

The First Annual TEeN-Minute Play Festival will feature a selection of six of the best 10-minute plays written by local area teens within Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.

"What to Do" by Ann-Marie Iannone, Directed by Laurie Russell
"All You Need is Hope" by Isabelle Knowles, Directed by Citt Mabbitt
"When It's Over" by Amelia Goins, Directed by Neil Radtke
"Unscripted" by Elliana Trice, Directed by Kyle Borcz
"Silent Night" by Addie Gorden, Directed by Tori Rosa
"Remember" by Omar Almakki, Directed by Josie LuptakShow details

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A Civic Production
April 8 – 10
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The Hundred Dresses

Written by Mary Hall Surface
based on the book by Eleanor Estes
April 8 – 10, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Doan

Wanda Petronski just wants to join the fun of having friends like everyone else. But in 1930′s small town America, a Polish immigrant doesn’t easily fit in. When Maddie’s best friend Peggy starts to tease Wanda, Maddie knows it isn’t right. When the teasing doesn’t stop and the Petronskis move to get away from the town’s prejudices, Maddie is wracked with guilt. She soon realized that allowing her friend to be a bully can be just as bad as acting that way herself...Show details

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A Civic Production
May 6 – 21
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Written by Christopher Durang
May 6 – 21, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Steve Martin

Nominated for six Tony Awards(R), "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins.Show details

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A Civic Production
May 17
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The Kegger

Written by JS Green
May 17, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Beth Butram

A World Premiere Reading

Charley Jennings works at a job he hates. His family life veers from crazy to just depressing. His only anchor is his best friend, Loober, who once saved Charley’s life. Now, Loober has gotten in a jam with a fast-talking con man and Charley must save him. But things don’t work out as planned.Show details

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A Civic Production
June 3 – 5
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The 4th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

Brittany Barnes, JS Green, Shane Guenin, Scott Haan, Timothy Lewis, Steve Martin, Evan Myers, Neil Radtke, Laurie Russell
June 3 – 5, 2016
at the Historic Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Laurie Russell - "Joshua Sausage and His Teacher Miss E...", Zachary Gregory - "Under the Floorboards", JS Green - "One Good Cell", Marisa Simmons - "Presto", Tori Rosa - "Get the Hell Out of My Office!", Paul Addison - "It's Hard to Say", Neil Radtke - "Can't Get There From Here", Kyle Borcz - "A Solemnly Questioning Air", Scott Haan - "Positive+", Dakota Walker - "You're in My Thoughts"

The following titles will be performed at the festival, June 3 & 4 at 7:30 PM and June 5 at 2:30 PM:

"Joshua Sausage and His Teacher Miss Ella Louella Santa Rose Plum Starring in 'The Wrong Shirt'" by Steve Martin
"Under the Floorboards" by Brittany Barnes
"One Good Cell" by Evan Myers
"Presto" by Timothy Lewis
"Get the Hell Out of My Office!" by Shane Guenin
"It's Hard to Say" by Laurie Russell
"Can't Get There From Here" by Scott Haan
"A Solemnly Questioning Air" by JS Green
"Positive+" by Neil Radtke
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A Civic Production
June 24 – 25
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Great Moments in Indiana History: A Comedy 200 Years in the Making

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All ages5$
Written by Scott Haan
June 24 – 25, 2016
at the Haan Mansion Museum - Theatre Garden
Directed by Abby McClure

The Civic Theatre Summer Theatre Institute presents "Great Moments in Indiana History: A Comedy 200 Years in the Making" by Scott Haan...Show times and details

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