The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol 2

They’re baaaack!

“The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2” is an original parody of the beloved TV show. Volume 1 was the sold-out hit of our 2019 Parody Series.

These gender-bending Girls find themselves in situations never before seen on television – that’s why they’re lost episodes!

Written by David Cerda and originally performed by Hell In A Handbag Productions in Chicago, the show features all of the beloved sitcom characters, including the forthright Dorothy, the sweet airheaded Rose, the lusty Blanche and the sharp tongued Sophia.

In these “never before seen episodes,” they band together as the girls struggle with the senior dating scene in a Valentine-themed story, as well as a “very special” cross-over episode with “Murder She Wrote,” giving us the Jessica Fletcher/Dorothy Zbornak song-and-dance we never knew we needed.

The production also features “Guess That Girl!,” a Golden Girls trivia and games to help audiences fully embrace the Miami experience.

February 28 – March 21st – 2 Shows nightly Friday & Saturday, 7:30 & 9

February 29th – 7:30 show – SOLD OUT

New Work in Progress: A Reading & Development Workshop for THE STARR-GENNETT STORY, A New Musical Play

A collaborative effort among IndyFringe, The District Theatre, Indiana Historical Society, Main Street Artists, Timeless Music Project and Indiana Entertainment Foundation, THE STARR-GENNETT STORY is in development to become a live-action stage play with music telling the story of the early years of the Starr Piano Company and Gennett Records. The play is being conceived and written by Indiana author Dr. Julie Lyn Barber and will incorporate information and inspiration from archives and anecdotes collected by members of the Starr-Gennett Foundation, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Entertainment Foundation.

The development process of the play includes this evening where participants will see and hear readings and songs of the work-in-progress, and be encouraged to share critiques on the content as well as personal stories and anecdotes that might contribute to the further development of the piece. Two additional development workshops will be held in the coming months at the Indiana Historical Society and in Richmond, Indiana.

March 8th – 4:00 p.m.

Free Event – Reserve your ticket

The One: A Matrix Musical Parody

The One: The Matrix Parody Musical combines hilarity & harmony to poke fun at everyone’s favorite digitally dystopian 90’s classic.

Audiences join Neo as he goes down the musical rabbit hole to learn his real purpose.

Created by fans, for fans, the show centers on the events of the first film while paying tribute to the expanded universe. The one-act story features an original score, dance battles, pop songs, and puppets, all in a D.I.Y. style!

This is THE ONE parody musical you won’t want to miss!

ABOUT THE WRITER: Laura Marsh is a performer, choreographer, improviser, and comedy writer turned playwright. While in Chicago, Laura has been a contributing writer for sketch shows performed at Improv Olympic, Second City Studio Theaters, The Crowd, MCL, and Gorilla Tango.

March 27 – April 18 – 2 shows nightly Friday & Saturday, 7:30 & 9

 

 

Love is a Dream, Love is a Nightmare

FRIDAY NIGHT BELLY DANCE HAFLA – APRIL 24TH

All dancers and supporters of dancers are welcome to attend this good ole’ fashioned Hafla; a social gathering with music, open dancing and student performances. A limited number of performance slots will be allotted to student performers (soloists or troupes) who would like to perform for a welcoming and supportive audience. Additionally, there will be plenty of open dance time and socializing, as well as a meet and greet with gothic fusion dancer, Ariellah.

Doors open at 7:15pm, Show starts at 8:00pm 

SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW FEATURING ARIELLAH – APRIL 25TH

Indy Movement Arts Collective and Liz Wray present “Love is a Dream: Love is a Nightmare,” an evening of theatrical belly dance performances studying the many facets of Love. This production will showcase belly dancers from all over the midwest, featuring Ariellah; world renowned Gothic Fusion Belly Dancer from California.

Doors open at 7:15pm, show starts at 8:00pm

Detroit

Fire up the grill and the middle class. This incendiary drama by Lisa D’amour explores two couples in middle America clinging to the ideal that hard work is rewarded with comfort and contentment. This “sharp x-ray of the embattled American psyche” (New York Times) is a “brilliantly observed piece of art” (Chicago Tribune). Pulitzer Finalist.

The Cast:  Conner Kelley, Clay Mabbit, Kelsey Miller, David Mosedale, Jenni White

May 8 – 24th

Vandals damage Mass Ave's Artful Piano

Vandals have struck a piece of unique and interactive public art which stands outside the District Theater in the 600 block of Mass Ave. The vandalism has left IndyFringe, which unveiled the “Artful Piano” in June, looking not only for experts to repair the piano but also the funds to underwrite the effort.
The Artful Piano has been nothing but a joy to thousands of people who have played, tinkered and wondered at its history since it was placed outside The District Theatre on June 8 for Pride Parade. Unfortunately the Piano was vandalized over Labor Day weekend.
Will you help us restore this delightful addition to the Mass Ave Cultural District? As for the Artful Piano, Lee Dykstra and volunteers have moved the heavy instrument into The District Theatre to keep it safe for now.
The board is looking for an expert to diagnose and repair the piano. Jennifer Pope Baker from the CICF Women’s Fund has offered to help fund repairs and connect the theater with the artist, Aaron Underwood.
Read about it in the IndyStar

Upcoming Shows

THE GOLDEN GIRLS:  THE LOST EPISODES, VOL 2

They’re baaaack!

“The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2” is an original parody of the beloved TV show. Volume 1 was the sold-out hit of our 2019 Parody Series. These gender-bending Girls find themselves in situations never before seen on television – that’s why they’re lost episodes! Written by David Cerda and originally performed by Hell In A Handbag Productions in Chicago, the show features all of the beloved sitcom characters, including the forthright Dorothy, the sweet airheaded Rose, the lusty Blanche and the sharp tongued Sophia.

In these “never before seen episodes,” they band together as the girls struggle with the senior dating scene in a Valentine-themed story, as well as a “very special” cross-over episode with “Murder She Wrote,” giving us the Jessica Fletcher/Dorothy Zbornak song-and-dance we never knew we needed.

The production also features “Guess That Girl!,” a Golden Girls trivia and games to help audiences fully embrace the Miami experience.

February 28 – March 21 2020 
February 29th – 7:30 SOLD OUT
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LOVE IS A DREAM, LOVE IS A NIGHTMARE

FRIDAY NIGHT BELLY DANCE HAFLA – APRIL 24TH

All dancers and supporters of dancers are welcome to attend this good ole’ fashioned Hafla; a social gathering with music, open dancing and student performances. A limited number of performance slots will be allotted to student performers (soloists or troupes) who would like to perform for a welcoming and supportive audience. Additionally, there will be plenty of open dance time and socializing, as well as a meet and greet with gothic fusion dancer, Ariellah.

SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW FEATURING ARIELLAH – APRIL 25TH

Indy Movement Arts Collective and Liz Wray present “Love is a Dream: Love is a Nightmare,” an evening of theatrical belly dance performances studying the many facets of Love. This production will showcase belly dancers from all over the midwest, featuring Ariellah; world renowned Gothic Fusion Belly Dancer from California.

 

April 24 – 25, 2020

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THE STARR-GENNETT STORY is in development to become a live-action stage play with music telling the story of the early years of the Starr Piano Company and Gennett Records. The play is being conceived and written by Indiana author Dr. Julie Lyn Barber and will incorporate information and inspiration from archives and anecdotes collected by members of the Starr-Gennett Foundation, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Entertainment Foundation.

The development process of the play includes this evening where participants will see and hear readings and songs of the work-in-progress, and be encouraged to share critiques on the content as well as personal stories and anecdotes that might contribute to the further development of the piece. Two additional development workshops will be held in the coming months at the Indiana Historical Society and in Richmond, Indiana.

March 8, 2020
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THE ONE:  A MATRIX PARODY MUSICAL

The One: The Matrix Parody Musical combines hilarity & harmony to poke fun at everyone’s favorite digitally dystopian 90’s classic.

Audiences join Neo as he goes down the musical rabbit hole to learn his real purpose. Created by fans, for fans, the show centers on the events of the first film while paying tribute to the expanded universe. The one-act story features an original score, dance battles, pop songs, and puppets, all in a D.I.Y. style!

This is THE ONE parody musical you won’t want to miss!

March 27 – April 18, 2020
BUY TICKETS

 

 

 

 

DETROIT

Fire up the grill and the middle class. This incendiary drama by Lisa D’amour explores two couples in middle America clinging to the ideal that hard work is rewarded with comfort and contentment. This “sharp x-ray of the embattled American psyche” (New York Times) is a “brilliantly observed piece of art” (Chicago Tribune). Pulitzer Finalist.

The Cast:  Conner Kelley, Clay Mabbit, Kelsey Miller, David Mosedale, Jenni White

May 8 – 24, 2020
Industry Night – May 11th
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“Coming into this play, I was completely surprised by the history of IUPUI — how it all began. “I had no idea of the struggle and the price it actually cost to have this establishment that we have here today.” — Jay Fuqua, Actor “The Price of Progress”

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