Actors Theatre of Indiana
ATI Lab Series
The Studio Theater // Feb 12 - May 14
Sat Feb 12 - 2pm ET
Sat May 14 - 2pm ET
ATI TheatreLAB #1: PROVENANCE (Play) by Ethan Mathias
September 25, 2021 - 2:00 PM matinee
Philanthropist Stephen Aldridge was a legend in Bayleigh, Indiana. Just days before the local museum is scheduled to open a new exhibit honoring his legacy, his granddaughter Allison returns home for her father’s funeral. Sorting through her family’s history with the devoted staff of the Heartland Museum, Allison discovers new friends and new stories about her beloved grandfather that challenge her memories and force everyone to think carefully about how much we value truth, and which truths are most important.
Please note that Provenance is rated PG-13 for adult language.
ATI TheatreLAB #2: The Family Line by Lee Blessing
November 13, 2021 - 2:00 PM Matinee
Rated PG-13 for Language
Finn's mother has died suddenly from Covid. He's a mixed-race 15-year-old who must now be transported to his estranged father. No one dares fly, so Finn's white grandfather Jonah (whom he's never met) is tasked with making the nonstop, cross-country drive. They spend 24 hours together, each getting to know a perfect stranger at the most imperfect time. Will they find common ground? Will they get there at all? Are they a family in name only, or something more?
Lee Blessing is the author of A Walk in the Woods, Two Rooms, Eleemosynary, Going to St. Ives, A Body of Water and nearly forty other plays. His work has been performed worldwide and has been nominated for Tony and Olivier Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize. Along with Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Humanitas and L.A. Critics Association Awards, his work has twice won the Steinberg/ American Theater Critics Association Award. Recent plays include For the Loyal, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Tea with the Boss. Other notable plays by Blessing are Down the Road, Great Falls, Independence, Cobb, Fortinbras and Patient A. For a dozen years he headed the Graduate Playwriting Program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Blessing lives in Los Angeles where he curates the SkyLab writers group for Skylight Theatre Company. He is married to fellow playwright and TV writer/producer Melanie Marnich.
ATI TheatreLAB #3: MR CONFIDENTIAL (Musical) Book and Lyrics by Samuel Garza Bernstein; Music by David Snyder
February 12, 2022 - 2:00 PM Matinee
A story of family, dreams, innocence, love, and scandal. When Bob Harrison created Confidential Magazine in 1952, he gave the public gossip, humor, and sex. But he also offered something totally unexpected: The TRUTH about the rich and famous. It quickly became the #1 selling magazine in America. Soon, Bob wasn’t just telling the story, he was the story, with headlines, scandals, and a wild ride of his own. A giddy, vibrant tale set in New York and Hollywood at their most glamourous and dangerous.
TWO HENRYS (Play) by Kenneth Jones
May 14, 2022 - 2:00 Matinee
Constance has just lost her husband, Mike, after 60 years of marriage. But his sudden death isn’t the only grief inside her as she prepares for his wake. The sting of losing her son, Henry, to HIV/AIDS 15 years earlier is aroused again with the arrival of a stranger at her home: Henry’s partner, also named Henry, has come to express his condolences — and to make a connection with the mother-in-law he never knew. Setting the stage for an overdue confrontation about the late Henry’s life and death, the surviving Henry’s guilt and goals, and the staunchly conservative family’s role in the decline of their golden child.
Directions and information on parking, attractions, services, accessibility, and nearby dining and shopping options.
As the pandemic continues, ticket buyers agree to follow all health and safety protocols in the Center's venues, including face coverings and proof of vaccination or testing. Buyers also accept responsibility for any risk associated with the visit.