Monday, November 1

IRT: Holes

 Indiana Repertory Theatre also opened its 39th season this week with Holes by Louis Sachar. The story follows a boy breaking through familial boundaries and predisposed characteristics.

With a sparse set of numerous holes, the characters intermingle with family members of years past, and each other in modern time, at a rehabilitation work camp for boys.

Stepping into the Gotta Go spotlight is my new Destination Actor…Actress, Constance Macy.

You’ll remember when Becky’s New Car raced across the IRT stage, I was so impressed that a second visit was in order. Macy portrayed lead character Becky Foster adorably. She continues sharing her talents in Holes in an opposing personality as Warden, the tough and conniving head of the boys’ camp.

A stand-out performance was turned in by Mauricio Suarez as camper Zero, last seen at IRT in A Christmas Carol. Born in Columbia, Suarez moved to Florida with his family, performing in two television soap operas, a movie and commercials. Moving to Indiana three years ago gave Suarez the chance for live theater. This critic has a feeling we will see more of this young talent.

Bottom Line: IRT's Holes is a great opportunity for introducing live theater to children.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer and theater critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook.

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