IRT begins New Year with surprising comedy about loss and love in the golden years
Nothing is what it seems in this thoughtful look at Baby Boomers aging in America
Indianapolis, Ind.—The Indiana Repertory Theatre begins 2020 with Morning After Grace, a modern comedy with heart written by Carey Crim. The story explores an aging generation as they cope with change and loss through laughter, love and some unexpected twists. Directed by IRT’s Executive Artistic Director Janet Allen, Morning After Grace will run January 14 - February 9 on the OneAmerica Mainstage.
“There aren’t many plays that focus solely on retired and retiring Baby Boomers in a meaningful way,” Executive Artistic Director Janet Allen said. “Morning After Grace was selected to give our older audiences a play that captures some big realities about aging in America: struggling with widowhood, needing to mend familial relationships, and summoning the courage to move forward through change with the challenge of establishing new relationships.”
Morning After Grace is not your typical look at aging or retirement. The three retirees wake up one morning to find their lives unexpectedly tangled together and unforeseen complications force the trio to confront old demons and new revelations. This surprising, thoughtful, and funny story proves that retirement and aging doesn’t mean the end of living and learning.
“This play is a rare and delightful instance of serving a community of folks who somehow never thought they would age, but are now elders,” Allen said. “As one of them, I feel a real kinship to this material that blends humor and real heart-felt insight, creating a lovely and loving theatrical event.”
The cast consists of Chicago-based actors Laura T. Fisher and Joseph Primes, and returning IRT actor Henry Woronicz. Based in Bloomington, Indiana, Woronicz most recently took to the stage in the suspenseful drama Twelve Angry Men earlier this season.
In addition to Director Janet Allen, the production’s creative team is made up of many long-time IRT professionals, including Costume Designer Guy Clark and Sound Designer Todd Mack Reischman.
Warm up this winter with a trip to Florida via the IRT! Tickets for Morning After Grace, as well as Build Your Own 3 season ticket packages, are available now.
WHERE: Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W Washington Street, OneAmerica Mainstage
RUN DATES: January 14 - February 9, various times. Morning After Grace is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Tickets and performance schedule available at IRTlive.com.
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CAST & CREATIVE TEAM:
LAURA T. FISHER | Abigail
JOSEPH PRIMES | Ollie
HENRY WORONICZ | Angus
JANET ALLEN | Director
BILL CLARKE | Scenic Design
GUY CLARK | Costume Design
BETSY COOPRIDER-BERNSTEIN | Lighting Design
TODD MACK REISCHMAN | Sound Design
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Performance at 7:30 PM
Raise a glass and cheers to the cast and crew at IRT’s Opening Night! After the show, delight in a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, and a one-time-only chance to explore the set with IRT Artisans.
COOKIES & COFFEE
Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Performance at 2 PM
Before the 2 PM performance, sweeten your afternoon at the IRT with complimentary cookies, coffee and tea served in the lobby.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Following the 5 PM performance
Immediately following this performance, join IRT staff for an explorative and informative backstage tour. Tours typically last 30 minutes.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 | Performance at 2 PM
Stay after the performance to take part in a post-show discussion led by actors, staff and special guests. Learn behind-the-scenes details and additional information about the show and its themes while enjoying tea and cookies courtesy of the IRT.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 | Performance at 2 PM
The IRT offers ASL/AD services to our patrons with vision and hearing needs. Patrons with hearing needs are encouraged to sit in the interpretation zone and meet with the interpreter before the show. We also offer Assisted Listening Devices free of charge at each performance. To learn more visit irtlive.com/accessibility.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 | Following the 4 PM performance
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Happy Hour starts at 5:30 PM | Performance at 6:30 PM
Start your evening at the Theatre with IRT’s Happy Hour! Beginning at 5:30 PM, sample appetizers and drinks from local distilleries, breweries and more before the performance. Sip, savor, and save with half-price drinks at the bar available throughout the evening.
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Founded in 1971, the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) is the largest professional not-for-profit theatre in the state and one of the leading regional theatres in the country. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community.
The IRT produces top-quality, professional theatre that engages, surprises, challenges and entertains people throughout their lifetimes, helping to build a vital and vibrant community.
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