AWESOMENESS NOMINEE: Finding Home: Indiana at 200

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When and Where:
Saturday, November 5, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Upperstage

140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46202


Cost:
$25 and up

Event Description:

A multifaceted look at Indiana’s life and times mixes music and history, comedy and drama, fact and fable. 
 
Finding Home: Indiana 200 is a collaboration of more than 30 Indiana writers—fiction writers, poets, journalists, historians and playwrights—from across the state coming together to celebrate the 200th birthday of Indiana. Interwoven with songs performed by Hoosier singer-songwriter Tim Grimm, this production allows you to delve into Indiana’s beloved icons and hidden gems.
 
This original production showcases many notable stories about our home state—from Princess Mishawaka, the daughter of Chief Elkhart to Madame C.J. Walker, the nation’s first African American female millionaire. Audience members will journey back in time with Abe Lincoln as he takes his first steps towards becoming a lawyer and with James Dean as he visits his high school drama teacher. Share in the memories of a middle-aged man recalling what it was like going to high school with Ryan White and eavesdrop on a conversation between William Henry Harrison and one of his descendants, eight generations later. Unique, engaging, and rooted in our shared history as Hoosiers, Finding Home: Indiana at 200 is a bicentennial treat for all!

Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased at irtlive.com or by calling 317-635-5252.

Presented by Indiana Repertory Theater and Indiana Historical Society

Performance Dates & Times:
Saturday, November 5, 4pm & 8pm
Sunday, November 6, 2pm
Tuesday. November 8, 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 9, 7:30pm
Thursday, November 10, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 12, 5pm & 9pm
Sunday, November 13, 2pm

IndyGo: 2, 4. 11,12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 31, 38, 39, 55

 
Awesomeness Nomination: Collaborative 
The selection process to identify writers for Finding Home: Indiana at 200 was intentionally inclusive. The IRT sought out contributors of not only different writing backgrounds, but of various ages, races, genders, ethnicities, religions, and geographic homes within Indiana. A prime motivator of this project was to build an artistic collective that truly resembles Indiana and her people. Working with the Indiana Historical Society, audience members will learn not only from the play, but from exhibit components and educators can find online curriculum guides to aid in history education.