2016-2017 Season

YES! I want to take advantage of one of the best deals in Indy theater! Purchase 1 Flex Pass for $149 – which gives you 10 tickets to use any way you want for the new season – or for the last show of this season, HEATHERS, THE MUSICAL. Come to the holiday show and bring 9 friends with you. Or, bring a friend to 5 shows in the season. You save $101 off the usual ticket price! (Note: Our ticket prices are going up by $5.00 for the new season.)
February 17 – March 4, 2017  (Stage Two)
Playwright:  Neil Labute
Director:  Lori Raffel
Karen and Steve are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It’s been years since either one’s had a hit, but a hot-shot European director could change that with his latest movie. The night before filming a big scene that will undoubtedly bring them back onto the pop culture radar, Karen and her partner, Bev, meet with Steve and his aspiring actress wife, Missy, in order to make an important decision. How far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? Comedy,
ROCK OF AGES (musical)
March 10 – April 1, 2017  (CDH Main Stage)
Playwright:  Chris D’Arienzo
Director:  Ty Stover
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
April 7 – 22, 2017  (Stage Two)
Playwright: Anthony Giardina
Director: Lori Raffel
In this play spanning 30 years and six presidential administrations, Hester Ferris throws Georgetown dinner parties that can change the course of Washington’s politics. But when her beloved son suddenly turns up with an ambitious Reaganite girlfriend and a shocking new conservative world view, Hester must choose between preserving her family and defending the causes she’s spent her whole life fighting for. Nominee: 2015-2 Lucille Lortel Awards, 2015-Drama Desk Award, Best Play, 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Off-Broadway Play, Comedy/Drama,
April 28 – May 13, 2017  (CDH Main Stage)
Playwright:  Stephen Adly Guirgis
Director:  Gari Williams
Struggles with addiction, friendship, love, and the challenges of adulthood are at the center of the story. Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean. He’s also still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica. Ralph D. is Jackie’s too-smooth, slightly slippery sponsor. He’s married to the bitter and disaffected Victoria, who, by the way, has the hots for Jackie. And then there’s Julio, Jackie’s cousin…a stand-up, “stand by me” kind of guy. Dark Comedy, 3 m, 2 f, PG-13.
May 12 – 21, 2017 (Stage Two)
Playwright: Claudia Shear
Director: Scot Greenwell
This hilarious tour through the job jungle began as an autobiographical solo show Off-Broadway (originally developed at the New York Theatre Workshop) and became a national phenomenon. Through jobs lost and found (from nude model to waitress to receptionist in a whorehouse), wisdom gained and, above all, the joys of adventure and self-obsession, Blown Sideways… transcends the personal to achieve universal appeal.
June 9 – 24, 2017   (CDH Main Stage)
Playwrights: Zack Neiditch and Page Scott
Director:  Zack Neiditch; Producer:  Zach Rosing
One of the top sellers of the 2014 IndyFringe Festival, The Great Bike Race tells the true story of the disastrous running of the second annual Tour de France. In 1904, France’s greatest cyclists met, then preceded to cheat, lie and sabotage their way through the historic race. An energetic cast presents a high-speed comedy of very bad manners. This production would take the original work and grow upon it. While keeping the same fun and energy, this production would include an expanded full-length script, more inventive video and sound play, and even some live music. We’d try to keep as much of the original cast as possible, to be able to keep the same draw of the original. Musical.
July 7 – 22, 2017
Playright:  Qui Nguyen
Director:  Thomas Cardwell
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Play, 3m, 6f, PG-13, 2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award.

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