News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 25, 2013

Crossroads Rep offers different show each night


Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Crossroads Repertory Theatre at Indiana State University is currently in the midst of its repertory season, which means the company is presenting a different play or musical each day. Audiences can see some of the same actors in completely different roles from one night to the next. Some actors were in as many as three plays this season.

There are three performances remaining for the 2013 season. They include:

n “You Can’t Take it With You,” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Dale McFadden;

n “Suds: The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera,” created and written by Melinda Gilb, Steven Gunderson and Bryan Scott and directed by Sharon Ammen; and

n “The Servant of Two Masters,” by Carlo Goldoni, adapted by Constance Congdon and directed by Arthur Feinsod.

“The Woman in Black” was the fourth play included in the 2013 season, whose run ended this week.

Each performance uses a completely different set, requiring the crew to strike the set and rebuild the next one after each show.

The repertory season allows audience members to enter a totally new scene each night. The plays are performed on a thrust stage, where the 168 seats surround three sides of the stage. The action takes place right in the midst of the audience members.

“You Can’t Take it With You” will be offered at 7:30 p.m. today. “Suds” will be performed one last time at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and “The Servant of Two Masters” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $15, while the musical is $20. Indiana State University students get one free ticket per show with student ID, while ISU faculty and staff can get theirs at a reduced price. Tickets can be purchased at the box office located inside the New Theater, 540 N. Seventh St., or by calling 812-237-3333. For more information, visit www.crossroadsrep.com.