A (Happy) Holiday
A uniquely developed script by local Indy writers:
Max McCreary, Kaya (Kyle) Dorsch, J.E. Hibbard, & Karina Cochran
December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th & 10th, 2022
It’s the holiday season HENNY(!) and this year the women of the Martin-Abrams family are doing things a little bit differently… well they’ll have to, since Busy’s husband died earlier this year. Now everyone’s in mourning and the holidays are becoming a drag, especially for Busy’s daughter, Leigh, who has a penchant for keeping secrets. Fortunately for Busy, Leigh, and the eccentric Grandma Bunny, a mysterious book arrives with the promise to heal their family, if only they can complete every story by midnight.
But these stories… aren’t just your average pop-up book. Every page comes magically to life in front of their eyes… and now they are the main characters! Led by an anthropomorphized particle of Serotonin (in drag) the women must uncover their own journey toward familial healing and find the most truthful way to celebrate the holidays in a time when living, laughing, and loving is… a little bit harder than normal. This campy, genre-switching holiday show is filled with magic, music, and drag, while speaking truth to the pressures we feel during the “happiest" season of all.
by John Cariani
January 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, & 21st, 2023
A darker cousin to “Almost, Maine”, John Cariani’s “LOVE/SICK” is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, “LOVE/SICK” is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.
Trigger Warnings: sexual themes & innuendo (suggested PG-13)
by Neil Martin
April 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2023
Stella, a plucky housecat, is willing to do anything to save the career of her beloved but struggling human owner – including deploying the fabled and dreaded “nuclear option.” But she’ll have to convince her fellow cats to go along with her radical plan. And matters get complicated when Stella’s worst fear – a dog – is introduced into the household.” A heartwarming comedy for all ages!
Funny, Like an Abortion
by Rachel Bublitz
July 28th, 29th, 30th and August 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2023
Monroe finds herself knocked up, and since abortions are illegal in the United States, she throws a surprise abortion party with her best friend Jade. Monroe prepares over twenty at-home abortion options for them to sort through, neither will walk away until they select the best of all of these terrible options. But that's not all! Come on down for juggling, a tap dancing number, and a horrific view at what our future may hold. A comedic two-hander in one scene.
Trigger Warnings: 18+, abortion, politics, and more TBD.