is located at 627 Massachusetts Avenue in the rich theatre district of downtown Indianapolis. It is a live, performing arts theatre known for its cultural theatrical plays, outrageous comedies, and innovative productions. Theatre on the Square or “TOTS” as it is affectionately called, has won many awards in the Indianapolis Theatre community. TOTS has two totally different and yet exciting stages. The cavernous Main Stage and the more intimate Cabaret Stage. The box office is located right inside the door of the theatre. TOTS also makes available soft drinks, beer, wine, and assorted snacks. Right next door and within easy walking distance are a variety of restaurants that will round out a fantastic date night of food and fun.
Currently playing with an open ended run, is the wildly successful Defending the Caveman. Indianapolis is fortunate to have Las Vegas Star, Kevin Burke, in the production. Kevin was the lead actor that performed the show for six years at Harrah’s Casino. He was also voted Las Vegas Entertainer of the year in 2008. He brings a polished, warm, and sincere element to the show that makes audiences fall in love with him. The show, Defending the Caveman, is about the relationship differences between men and women. Funny, thought provoking, and always complimentary, the show does not sacrifice one gender for the other, but instead celebrates the differences between the two. Couples will leave the Indianapolis Theatre with a renewed understanding of each other and perhaps with a more intense love. Patrons in Indianapolis have called this the perfect date night experience.
Everyone loves the TOTs intimate nightclub stage. With its colorful lighting, chairs, barstools, and tables it feels like you have just been transported to a mid-century French cabaret. It has seating for up to sixty, which makes this the perfect environment for unique plays that are sometimes surprisingly interactive. The set designers at TOTs are always innovative, creative, and amazing in what they come up with for this small space. Audiences have marveled at not only the cutting edge shows but the clever and flexible ways that the cozy space has been transformed. Theatre on the Square strives to be exceptional in the plays and productions that they bring to the Indianapolis Audience. Just scroll your mouse over to the Season’s tab and gaze upon the stimulating variety of thrilling shows that will be playing this season.
Currently playing on the Cabaret Stage is a play written by the well known stand-up comedian Lewis Black. The script is straight forward and hilarious much like Black’s stand-up material. The premise is as simple as an ex-boyfriend showing up, uninvited, to his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. There are plenty of zingers, one liners, and hilarious social commentary to keep you laughing throughout the show.