Thursday, August 18

Indyfringe 2011 Schedule


Indyfringe 2011 Schedule

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Show descriptions
Cook Theatre, 1201 N. Central Ave, 317-639-4534
The Lesson
Carmel High School
Playwright: Eugene Ionesco
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Warnings: Family Friendly
Ionesco’s one-act play takes place in the office of a professor
who is visited by an eager
student who wants to prepare
for her total doctorate. As the
lesson progresses, the tension
increases as the professor
grows angrier at the student’s
ignorance until it reaches a
dramatic climax.
Friday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.
ILLUSION
The Magic of Jared Sherlock, Indianapolis
Genre: Magic/Comedy/Dance/Variety
Warnings: Family Friendly
A nationally known new and exciting young illusionist
fuses magic with comedy, dancing and storytelling in a
modern-day variety show.
Critically acclaimed for its
collaborative and affecting
performances, the company
features a high energy and
eclectic show for the young
and young at heart. The
Bob and Tom Show calls the
performance “Amazing, like
being in Vegas!”
Friday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 4:30 p.m.
The Impressario
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Intimate Opera of Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Musical Warnings: Family Friendly.
The director of a failing
opera company, exhausted
by the juvenile antics he’s
been subjected to, attempts to
quietly resign, but standing
in the wings are a bumbling
baritone, a pompous tenor
and two dueling sopranos
who make his last day hell.
Friday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 9:00 p.m.
A Cosmic Conundrum
Atomic Clown, Dan Berkley, New York, NY
Genre: Physical Comedy/Solo Performance
Warnings: Family Friendly
A night of stargazing goes awry as an excitable astronomer is
taken aboard an alien ship. A
Cosmic Conundrum tests one
human’s ability (or inability)
to avoid intergalactic
catastrophe. This mixture
of physical comedy and
audience participation with a
sprinkle of circus sparkle will
delight people of all ages.
Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 20, 7:30.p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28 , 3:00 p.m.
Show descriptions
Cook Theatre, 1201 N. Central Ave, 317-639-4534
Scientist Turned Comedian
Tim Lee, LA
Genre: Comedy
Warnings: Family Friendly
This cerebral comedy show
blends stand-up comedy
with science. Tim Lee is a
comedian with a Ph.D. who’s
become an internet sensation
with more than 3 million
views of his YouTube videos.
Saturday,August 20, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 10:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 7:30pm
Friday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.
A Live Documentary of Dance!
Pones, Inc. Laboratory of Movement, OH
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Performance Art
Warnings: Adult Family Friendly.
A dance and multimedia performance that provides an indepth
look into the state of dance. Live Documentary of
Dance! is based upon video
interviews from over 100
professionals in the field,
students, and pedestrians.
The show is a living and
constantly-changing project
that allows viewers a unique
and participatory theatre
experience.
Saturday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
When Cats Could Fly
Brother Wolf, Eric James Wolf, OH
Genre: Storytelling/Comedy/Drama
Warnings: Family Friendly.
A light hearted hour of warm funny family stories with
Eric Wolf, a National Oracle
Award recipient. A dyslexic
childhood in New York City
has given Eric Wolf a rich
tapestry of truth and fiction
to draw upon for your entire
families amusement. For
ages nine to 99
Saturday, August 20, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 1:30 p.m.
The Best Audience Ever
Under the Bed Productions, Rick Cousins, Ottawa, Canada
Genre: Comedy/Improvisation
Warnings: Family Friendly
The Best Audience Ever is a
one-man, one-woman threering
circus which mixes equal
servings of classroom lecture,
self-improvement seminar
and vaudevillian slapstick to
delve into the mystery of how
trying to unwrap lozenges
quietly while shuffling in
uncomfortable seats helps make
live theater better for everyone.
Saturday, August 20, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 10:30 p.m.
Show descriptions
Comedy Sportz, 721 E Massachusetts Ave., 317 951 8499
Phil The Void: Motherbanking
Bankholes
Phil Van Hest, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Solo
Warnings: Adult Content
Dear Indianapolis:
As your newest native son,
I am beyond conventional
norms of excited to bring you
my seventh show in as many
years. Again, this one doesn’t
have altogether too much to
do with the title, but, it’s a
great title. Also my girlfriend
thought of it, so, BONUS
POINTS! Phil Van Hest.
Saturday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
Scuba Mission: Gainfully Employed
Scuba Mission, Shawn Bowers and Colin Hogan, Chicago
Genre: Comedy
Warnings: Adult Content/Adult Language
Scuba Mission is a two-man, one-brained comedy thing from
Chicago. In this original
sketch show, Scuba takes on
more than 30 characters in a
loosely-connected series of
scenes revolving around the
story of a mysterious murder.
The scenes unfold to paint a
doofy tale of the people in a
fictional city plagued by death.
Friday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 4:30 p.m.
The Return of The Great Nickolini
Reverb Theatre Group, Nick Abeel, New York
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Who is the Great Nickolini?
Actor/writer Nick Abeel
confronts this elusive figure
from his past amid the
concrete jungle of New York
City. At IndyFringe 2011, The
Great Nickolini returns...
Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.
I Love You (We’re F*#ked)
Kevin J. Thornton, Los Angeles
Genre: Comedy/Musical/GLBT
Warnings: Adult Content/Adult Language
Remember Kevin J. Thornton’s Sex, Dreams & Self Control?
Thornton returns with a
hilariously fast paced mix of
stand-up comedy, storytelling
and music about a gay man
looking back over the greatest
loves (and sex) of his life.
Featuring a new original
score from his 2011 release
“January Dream.”
Sunday, August 21, 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.
Show descriptions
Comedy Sportz, 721 E Massachusetts Ave., 317 951 8499
David Quirk, The Day I Ate Wombat
David Quirk, Australia
Genre: Comedy/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Award-winning Australian comic David Quirk’s show is
about the dreams he’s had,
the sins he’s committed
and the stories that haven’t
happened, but he’ll tell
anyway. What becomes of a
boy who once ate wombat?
“Blunt, brazen and brilliant....
utterly left of centre,
unremittingly dark, and very
impressive.” - The Age
Friday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 9:00 p.m.
Evolution
Roman Rimer, New York
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: Adult Content/Language/GLBT
Evolution is a funny and thought-provoking show based on
true experiences performed
by Roman Rimer, an openly
transgender New Yorker
who traveled through
the Southern U.S. to do
community organizing with
LGBTQ youth. Evolution
explores sexuality, identity,
fear and how they intersect
and affect everyone.
Saturday, August 20, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, l0:30 p.m.
Rebel Without A Niche
Too Much Free Time Productions,
Kurt Fitzpatrick, New York
Genre: Comedy/Solo
Warnings: Adult Content/Adult Language
From the creator of the IndyFringe hit The Last Straight
Man In Theatre comes a
solo comedy about the
bizarre journey taken
while supporting a creative
career. While playing all the
characters around him, Kurt
Fitzpatrick works as a systems
operator, bike messenger,
Halloween show zombie, and
guerrilla marketer.
Friday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.
A SWORD AND A KISS
Asante Progressive Hip Hop Project
Directed by Ennis Adams
Genre: Spoken Word
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Using the pulse and rhythm
of the streets, poets, rappers
and actors discover truth and
the power of love.
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 1:30 p.m.
Show descriptions
Theatre on the Square Mainstage, 627E Massachusetts Ave., 317 685 8687
Little Red Riding Hood
NoExit Performance Company, Indianapolis
Genre: Drama/Performance Art
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
What if you had the chance to find what you thought had
been lost forever? A man
searches to find his sister
and his place in the world.
Through an adaptation
of the legend in which
familiar characters might
hold surprising answers.
Recommended for mature
audiences.
Saturday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
Dearest: The Mommie Musical
Ron Spencer
Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
Genre: Musical Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language
Based on the cult hit Mommie Dearest about movie legend
Joan Crawford by the
author of America’s Next
Top Bottom and Assorted
Fruits and Vegetables, Ron
Spencer. Songs include “I’m
Mad at the Dirt,” “Perfect,”
“Dearest,” “She Can Make
You Disappear” and, “Bring
Me the Axe.”
Friday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 9:00 p.m.
Violet Dreams & Unlisted Melodies
Poetic Rebound, Performance Company, Iowa City, IA
Genre: Dance/Performance Art
Warnings: 13+ years of age
An all-female cast of freshfaced,
innovative and daring
modern dancers provoke
and inspire in an evening of
original modern dance that
explores the many facets of
human relationship.
Sunday, August 21, 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.
PIAF
Dance Kaleidescope, Indianapolis
David Hochoy, Choreographer
Genre: Dance/Drama
Warnings: Adult Language/Content/Noise
For its first ever performances at Indy Fringe 2011 Dance
Kaleidoscope presents PIAF: A
Celebration! This pure dance
work inspired by the songs of
the inimitable Edith Piaf in a
range of moods from joyous
to romantic to introspective
features her most beloved
selections including Milord,
Padam Padam, Hymne À
L’Amour and La Vie En Rose.
Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.
Show descriptions
Theatre on the Square Mainstage, 627E Massachusetts Ave., 
317 685 8687
Sousepaw: A Baseball Story
Jonathan A. Goldberg
Shelby Company, NYC
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Nudity/Adult Language/Content
In a rundown hotel, selfproclaimed
“greatest lefty
pitcher” Rube Waddell
thinks he’s on the verge of a
comeback. To keep sober, he
hires the “reptile girl” from
the circus — it doesn’t go
well.
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 1:30 p.m.
Red Couch
paperStrangers Performance Company, Indianapolis
Genre: Dance/Musical
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Friday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 4:30 p.m.
DeXtales
DeXdance, NYC
Kristin Dexnis, Choreographer
Genre: Dance/Improvisation
Warnings: None
DeXtales encompasses the fantastic, supernatural, and
make-believe all through
movement and imagination.
Inventive props and original
music made just for DeX
add significant character and
mystery. DeX is also an avid
writer and uses words as her
creative base. Experience
story telling as you never
have before with DeXdance.
Saturday, August 20, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28 , l0:30 p.m.
fricative
Performance Gallery, OH
Genre: Performing Arts
Warnings: None
Not entirely music - more than noise - actors transformed
into an onomatopoetic orchestra. Two dadaist-era sound
poems, “The Ursonta,”
and, “Seepferdchen und
Flugfishche,” the modern,
“Popocatepetl” and company
original, “The Calming End
of it All.” Winner of the 2008
Best Alternative Theatre
Performance Cincinnati
Entertainment Award
Friday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.
Ever tried to snuggle closer
by “stretching your arms”...
or been sitting alone and
had someone sit right next to
you even though the whole
couch was free? We feel your
pain. In this dance-theatre
comedy, we navigate our
own awkwardness... in “like”
and love... on the couch.
Show descriptions

Theatre on the Square, Stage 2, 62 E Massachusetts Ave., 
317 685 868
The Third Life of Eddie Mann
John Spurway
Assorted Fruits and Vegetables, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Warnings: None
Winner of the Gladys
Cameron Watt Award at the
70th National Playwriting
Competition, The Third
Life of Eddie Mann by John
Spurway will have its world
premiere during IndyFringe.
It’s about Eddie, a jumper,
and Angel, the man trying to
talk him down. A hilarious
comedy about life and death.
Saturday, August 20, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 10:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.
Flyover
Tristan Ross, No Holds Bard, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language
To be or not to be: that is the
question. Thus asks a retail
cashier as he finds himself
commiserating more and
more with the famous Dane
while he and his Midwestern
friends cope with the
Shakespearean tragedy of
epic proportions that is…
everyday life.
Friday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
Andrea Merlyn’s Book of Secrets: Vol 2
Taylor Martin’s Indy Magic Monthly
Genre: Magic/Variety
Warnings: None
See Andrea Merlyn & her Sorority of Sisters as they thrill and
amaze! Shammy Baye Fakkir returns with a new infomercial
“The Female De-Troubleizer.”
Watch Madame Esmerelda
Fallendo reach into your
mind.
Andrea Merlyn
performs more miracles,
in this sequel to last year’s
hit show. “It wouldn’t be
Indy Fringe without Taylor
Martin.” - NUVO Newsweekly
Saturday, August 20, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 1:30 p.m.
Camelot is Crumbling: An Arthurian
Nightmare
Phillip Andrew Bennett Low, Maximum Verbosity, Minnesota
Genre: Drama/Solo
Warnings: Violence/Adult Langauge/Content
The murderous son of King
Arthur recounts his history
with the court to his dying
father, while Arthur’s greatest
knight traverses a post-war
landscape to find his queen.
Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.
Show descriptions
Theatre on the Square, Stage 2, 627 E Massachusetts Ave., 317 685 8687
The Road To Nowhere
Hefner and the Henchgirl, Maryland
Genre: Comedy/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language
The Great American Road
Trip: Route 66. A man.
His mother’s minivan. His
anarchist girlfriend on
another coast. Oh, and his
dead father’s along for the
ride. Jack Kerouac this ain’t.
Saturday, August 20, 6;00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 4:30 p.m.
Tricks of the Trade
John P. Dowgin
A Wing and a Prayer Production, Indianapolis
Genre: Drama/Dance
Warnings: Violence/Adult Content/Language
Links: N/A
Tricks of the Trade is a play
concerning two friends who
are business associates and
the means to which one goes
to be successful.
Friday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 p.m.
Driving Them Crazy
Written by Paul L. Bancel. Directed by Dan Scharbrough.
Blue Sky Productions, Michigan
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Warnings: None
A raucous, racy history of women and the Indy 500. The
wildest ride at the Fringe.
Move over Danica! Before
women were even allowed
near the pits, the real women
in this play conspire and
connive to ride the bricks.
Fasten your seat belts and
come along as they predict
the future of women at the
brickyard.
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 9:00 p.m.
Flowers and Other F-Words
Lawrence Haworth
Twilight Productions, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: None
Description: Man-opause. Andropause. Hypogonadism. One
actor portrays several characters in search of answers to life’s
most complicated issues of
love, career, aging, death,
and war. As each experiences
failure and disappointment,
they learn that being human
is sometimes more important
than being a man, and that
taking the time to smell the
roses makes it all worthwhile.
Friday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 10:30 p.m.
Show descriptions
Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre, The Phoenix, 749 N Park Ave., 317 635 7539
Losing My Religion:
Confessions of a New Age Refugee
Seth Lepore, MA
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
A hysterical romp through
America’s spiritual enterprise.
The show exposes the blurry
line between self-help and
faith. Yoga gurus, healthy
chocolate peddlers and
Buddhists with God complexes
ego-trip their way toward
absurdity. Do these people
really exist? Yes… they do.
Saturday, August 20, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 10:30 p.m.
Around The World With Cinderella
Mary Hamilton, Kentucky
Genre: Storytelling/Solo
Warnings: 10 and up
Did you know there are hundreds of Cinderellas? Nearly
every culture tells a story
of a girl, or guy, who travels
the road from ruin to riches.
Come hear award-winning
storyteller Mary Hamilton
tell her favorites including
a multicultural mashup of
eleven variants from Africa,
Asia, the Americas, and
Europe.
Saturday, August 20, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 10:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.
Box Full of Darkness
Mary Armstrong-Smith, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
There’s a little comedy in every tragedy and a little tragedy
in every comedy. “Box Full
of Darkness” chronicles
the playwright’s chaotic
childhood with mentally ill
parents and a tiny big sister
who stepped up to protect
and insulate her from the
worst of it. ASL interpreted.
Saturday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln, Hoosier Hero
Danny Russel, Indianapolis
Genre: Storytelling/Comedy/Drama
Warnings: None
Our legendary 16th President is portrayed in an alternately
hilarious and heart-breaking narrative covering all notable
aspects of his life, including
his often overlooked Indiana
boyhood years (age 7-21).
You’ll truly be inspired by
Lincoln’s Hoosier heritage,
those immortal speeches,
and his phenomenal
achievements as America’s
greatest leader.
Saturday, August 20, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 1:30 p.m.
Show descriptions
Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre, The Phoenix, 749 N Park Ave., 317 635 7539
Lou Ann Homan-Saylor: I Was A
Virgin Nudist
Maggie May Productions, Angola, IN
Genre: Storytelling/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Content
Storyteller Lou Ann Homan-
Saylor takes you into the
world of nudists. Her
accidental adventure at a
nudist retirement colony
includes showering, shuffle
boarding, dancing, and yes,
naked Bingo. Her hilarious
stories will alter forever how
you view nudists.
Friday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.
No Gender Left Behind
Rebecca Kling, Chicago
Genre: Performing Arts/GLBT
Warnings: Nudity/Adult Language
In the Fall of 2010, Rebecca
Kling was fired from a
teaching position for being
a transgender woman. The
experience left her wondering
what America is teaching
its children – and its adults
– about gender, conformity,
and being just a little bit
different..
Friday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 4:30 p.m.
Paul Strickland: Any Title That Works
Beth Marshall Presents, Kentucky
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: None
A new show from the creator of last year’s top ten seller A
Brighter Shade of Blue brought
to you by Beth Marshall
Presents. “[Strickland]
has discovered the balance
between philosophy, selfrevelation
and comedy, all
wrapped in a poetic lyricism
that touches the heart and
excites the imagination.” –
Orlando Weekly
Friday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 9:00 p.m.
Lou Sanz: Not Suitable for Children
Lou Sanz, Australia
Genre: Comedy/Storytelling
Warnings: Adult Content/Adult Language
Lou Sanz Presents a reading
of children’s stories, not at all
suitable for children – really,
not at all.
Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.
Show descriptions
The Phoenix Theatre, Mainstage, 749 N Park Ave., 317 635 7539
Antigone With A Shotgun: The
Musical (and other stories)
Lyndsey Brown and Kevin Burgun
Lyndsey Brown Productions, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Musical
Warnings: Violence/Noise/Strobe
Links: N/A
Four, approximately 10-minute, musicals linked together by a
similar question: “If you gave
a literary heroine a shotgun,
would it change her story?”
A crazy, absurd journey
into the issue of female
empowerment and what
makes a heroine a heroine.
Antigone. Juliet Capulet.
Hester Prynne. Nora Helmer.
Friday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 10:30 p.m.
School House Wrong!
Three Dollar Bill Comedy, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Musical
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Did you know that the
earth is spun around by
fairies and that “f*#k!” is an
interjection? Comedians
from Three Dollar Bill
Comedy Company pay
homage to the classic edutainment
program through
song, dance, sketch, and
being dumb.
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 9:00 p.m.
How To Kill
Gabe Golden
Healthy Living Productions, Indianapolis, Indiana
Genre: Comedy
Warnings: Violence/ACL/Strobe
Keith, a long-time socially awkward introvert, has found
the perfect way to deal
with his crippling anxiety.
Killing people. In his mind.
Developed last year in the
Bloomington Playwrights
Project’s “BloomingPlays”
series the show provides an
instructional, entertaining
way to deal with life’s
complexities.
Friday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 p.m.
The Chairs
Playwright: Eugene Ionesco
Main Street Artists, Parker City, Indiana
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Physical
Warnings: None
Ionesco’s outrageous absurdist classic The Chairs is an
uproarious vaudeville routine showcasing the tragic farce
of two ridiculously old
people, isolated in a circular
building surrounded by
water, comically passing their
empty days remembering
a past that shimmers in
uncertainty and enacting a
present that is populated by
imaginary people.
Saturday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 4:30 p.m.
Show descriptions
The Phoenix Theatre, Mainstage, 749 N Park Ave., 317 635 7539
Headscarf And The Angry Bitch
Zehra Fazal, Virginia
Genre: Comedy/Music/Solo
Warnings: Adult Content/Adult Language
A semi-musical, fully-comic exploration of what it means to
grow up Muslim in America. The show touches on themes
of religion, growing up in a Pakistani immigrant family, and
coming to terms with sex and
love – all in one hilarious,
energy packed hour of story
and song parody. Winner
of the Best Solo-Performer
award at DC Capital Fringe
and played to sold out
audiences at the New York
International Fringe in 2010.
Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.
Strike! The Musical
Ben Asaykwee, Q Artistry, Indianapolis
Genre: Musical Comedy
STRIKE! - The Musical is a one act song driven exploration
of l0 female bowling pins and
their relationships to each
other and the world. The
musical containing original
songs by Ben Asaykewee,
delves into the lives of 10
individuals and the final
three frames of the most
important game of the year.
Saturday, August 20, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 1:30 p.m.
Like Fire Shut Up In My Bones
Kim McCann
Sarsparilla Shook Productions, Indianapolis
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language/Noise
facebook: Sarsparilla Shook Productions
Appalachia, 1940. Residents
of a coal town gripped by a
mining strike hold palaver.
The mettle of picketers and
gun thugs alike is tested by
the arrival of company scabs,
and shafts dug deep in the
coal-rich ground draw battle
lines that beg the question,
which side are you on?
Friday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
Beer Can Raft and Other Plays
Lou Harry, Karen Irwin, Indianapolis
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Warnings: Language, Alcohol containers, Leopard underwear
No sharks. There aren’t
sharks in this. We don’t want
you to worry. About sharks.
Because there are none. Not
here. But there are some
awkward silences. And a man
and a woman with history.
And three people, floating,
looking for shore. Like you.
Saturday, August 20, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 10:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.
Show descriptions
The Fringe Theatre, 719 E St Clair Street, 317 522 8099
Welcome To Zanland!
Zan Aufderheide
Zan Comedy, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Solo
Warnings: None
Autobiographical. Hilarious.
Poignant. Raw. “Mom said
my Dad drove her crazy. She
drove me nuts, and I’m pretty
sure I’m giving my dog a
twitch.” In her one woman
show, nationally touring
comedian Zan Aufderheide,
has a refreshingly funny take
on turning crisis into comedy,
and comedy into healing.
Saturday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 10:30 p.m.
SLAMMED
Sharla Steiman
“The Arden Theatre Union” Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Performance Art/GLBT
Warnings: Adult Language
Squaters~Artists~Lovers~Loss
~Friends~Discovery
Slam with the power of
force and nature~Slam
down your hand, Slam your
girlfriend~Watch these silly
words fly~From one side
of the room to the other~We are
all the same~But we are still
grieving~Clench that fist~Fuse
your words... And slam.
Friday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 9:00 p.m.
Joe’s Café
Rupert Wates and Friends, New York
Genre: Musical
Warnings: Adult Content
Joe’s Café by Rupert Wates is a music revue comprised of
true stories about ordinary Americans of yesterday and today,
recast in song, each a piece in
the mosaic that is the story of
America itself. Rupert Wates
and friends recreate the
welcoming atmosphere of an
all-night cafe. Winner, Best
Music Revue, San Francisco
Fringe 2010. “Warm, witty,
tender, poignant.” (NUVO,
Indianapolis).
Saturday, August 20, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.
ONEymoon (A Honeymoon For One)
Christel Bartelse
Dutch Girl Productions, Toronto
Genre: Comedy
Warnings: Mild Language associated with any wedding!
2011 Canadian Comedy Nominee - Best One-Person Show
A high energy solo comedy about a woman who marries
herself. “True show biz
pizazz,” Toronto NOW.
“Critics Choice Nominee-
Best Fringe Production,”
Monday Magazine. “Tina
Fey, Jane Lynch and Amy
Sedaris…Bartelse would
not look out of place next to
these,” King of Indiana. Solo/
Physical Comedy.
Saturday, August 20, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 4:30 p.m.
Show descriptions
The Fringe Theatre, 719 E St Clair Street, 317 522 8099
The Wedding Belles
Nicole Kearney
Nicole Kearney Productions
Genre: Comedy/Musical
Warnings: Family Friendly
The Wedding Belles, a musical about tying the knot finds
Etta, the bride-to-be, announcing moments before she’s
about to go down the aisle
that she’s canceling her
wedding. To the rescue come
her bridesmaids, Simone
and Alesha, recounting
their relationship stories to
help bring Etta to her senses
and get her down the aisle
to Richard, the man of her
dreams.
Saturday, August 20, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.
Luminary

Diane Kondrat
Young Actors Theatre Teen Issues
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Warnings; Mild Vulgarity
Today in school I got killed. Or not. Just another day for
Corrine and Brian, as they
wrestle with the dynamics
of growing up in our
messy world of love and
lovelessness. What secret
does Brian have, literally,
inside him? Can you buy it at
Target, or someplace farther
out of town?
Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.
Screw You Revue: Deja Vu
Genre: Variety
Warnings: Mature language. +l8 recommended
America’s Favorite Bigot, Wayburn Sassy, returns to the
Crossroads of America to “Screw” ya’ll, again! Accompanied
by his ‘Suspiciously
Statuesque’ girlfriend, Miss
Didi Panache, the mismatched
duo delight and thrill
audiences with their special
brand of all NEW improvised
variety. Don’t miss the
show critics have called, “...
blissful, outrageous fun.”
Friday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 1:30 p.m.
Satan LIVE!
Ben Asaykwee, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language/Content/Noise
Dear Sinners (and that’s all of you thanks to one of my best
little ideas: “original sin”)
Your presence is requested
at my little show...music,
laughter, touching moments
as I recall my childhood...
Dad was pretty hard on me.
It’ll be fun. See ya soon!
-Satan
p.s. Your grandma says hi.
Friday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 6:00p.m.

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Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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