College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Theatre 2017-18 Season


If The Whole Body Dies

By Robert Skloot
Directed by Robert Skloot
Performed by IPFW Theatre Students and Robert Skloot
Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall

Thursday, Feb. 1     8:00 p.m.

Robert Skloot's funny and thought-provoking one-act play tells the story of the life and career of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jew who was responsible for the drafting and ratification of the United Nations Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. With almost no support or recognition, Lemkin's extraordinary achievement (including the coining of the word genocide) has belatedly been acknowledged as a key step in defining the crime that has characterized world affairs for centuries. Skloot's play shows Lemkin on the day before his death in 1959 as he reviews his life's work and imagines encounters with a number of historical figures. A "talk-back" between the playwright and the audience will follow the reading. The program is sponsored by Congregation Achduth Vesholom, IPFW's Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and IPFW's Department of Theatre.

Thursday, Feb. 1     8:00 p.m.

Admission is free for everyone

Reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.

Call the IPFW Box Office at 260-481-6555 to reserve your free seats.


 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I-love-You

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Craig A. Humphrey
Musical Direction by Holly Knott
Williams Theatre

Feb. 23, 24, Mar. 1, 2, 3, 2018      8:00 p.m.
Feb. 25     2:00 p.m.

Relationships. You meet each other, fall in love, decide the other person is perfect, absolutely perfect and then you want them to change, really change! Isn’t that the road most relationships seem to travel? This award-winning, second-longest running Off Broadway musical has entertained audiences for nearly 20 years with a series of funny and thought provoking vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play's premise is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.”


Romeo and Juliet

Romeo-and-Juliet 

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bev Redman
Williams Theatre

April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2018     8:00 p.m.
April 22     2:00 p.m.
High School Matinee – Wednesday, April 25       10:30 a.m.

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Romeo’s words do not yet hint at the tragedy that will unfold in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. His young star-crossed lovers, must navigate the hatred of their feuding families, the Capulets and Montagues, in a vain attempt to be together. This production will focus on the influences Romeo and Juliet’s families exert on them while referencing and exploring our own current state of affairs in the United States.

 


IPFW Box Offices

Larson Ticket Office

Larson Box Office

Located in the newly remodeled Athletic Center in room 126 the box office is conveniently located inside the main doors across from the Fitness Center Check-in Desk. The Larson Ticket Office is the home base of the daily operations. Patrons are encouraged to call in advance to reserve their tickets. Please arrive early. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management or at intermission.  Children under six will not be admitted. Purchase Tickets ONLINE.

Box Office Hours:

  • Purchase Tickets by Phone at 260-481-6555 or TTD: 260-481-4105
  • September 1 – May 31: Monday-Friday 12:30-6:30 p.m.
  • June 1-August 21: Tuesday-Thursday 1-6 p.m.
  • The Box Office is closed during all School Holidays
  • This box office opens one-hour prior to the start of all athletic competitions

Single Ticket Prices for Plays

  • $16 Adults
  • $14 Seniors/Faculty/Staff/Alumni
  • $12 Groups of 10 or More
  • $12 Other College Students with ID
  • $5 IPFW students/ High School Students/Children under 18

Single Ticket Prices for Musicals

  • $18 Adults
  • $16 Seniors/Faculty/Staff/Alumni
  • $14 Groups of 10 or More
  • $14 Other College Students with ID
  • $5 IPFW students/ High School Students/Children under 18

Single Ticket Prices for Studio Showcase

Season Subscription patrons receive one free ticket to each production in
Studio Theatre when they are added to the season throughout the academic year.
$5 All Other Patrons


The Williams Theatre Box OfficeThe Williams Theatre Box Office

The Williams Theatre Box Office, room 124, is located in the lobby of the Williams Theatre.

Box Office Hours:

  • Box Office opens one-hour prior to the start of performances in the Williams Theatre. 

Please note that latecomers are seated at the discretion of the house manager in the Williams Theatre. Please plan to arrive early to allow for time to walk to the venue.

The Studio Theatre Box Office

The Studio Theatre Box Office, room G32,  is located on the northeast corner of Kettler Hall. 

Box Office Hours:

  • This box office opens one-hour prior to the start of performances in the Studio Theatre. 

Please note that latecomers are not admitted after the start of the performance in the Studio Theatre.  Please plan to arrive early to allow for time to walk to the venue. 

Patrons with Disabilities

  • Accessible parking and lower level seating.
  • Sign language interpreter services during Sunday matinee on the last weekend of each production in Williams Theatre. 
  • SoundMate® Personal Listening System available in Williams Theatre for patrons with hearing loss.
  • Text Telephone Device (TTD) ticket reservations: 260-481-4105.
  • Call the IPFW Box Office at 260-481-6555 for any additional questions.