4 Friday / February 4, 2022

Love Letters By: A.R. Gurney

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
https://browncountyplayhouse.org/on-stage/love-letters-by-a-r-gurney

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a tender, tragi-comic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. While spanning five decades and numerous locations, it is staged simply, with two actors behind desks or sitting in cozy chairs, letting their words describe a world of emotion.
Synopsis:
When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note to ask just why he got her “The Lost Princess of Oz” (answer: she looks like a lost princess), a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born. Both from affluent, East Coast families — Melissa has more money, but Andy has better parents — the friends communicate with each other through angst-ridden boarding school experiences, European adventures, failed marriages, and the ups and downs of career. Over the course of their lives, Andy and Melissa’s relationship goes through many changes, as the sometimes-sweethearts/sometimes-friends go through periods of estrangement, and the intense, clandestine affair which will accelerate Melissa’s emotional breakdown. Despite the painful differences which will ultimately tear them apart, they remain each other’s most trusted confidante, and are “true lovers” on paper, if not on the earth.

Ticket Link: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36018/production/1094921

Entertainment / Theater

5 Saturday / February 5, 2022

Book signing at Morgenstern’s Bookstore!

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Morgenstern's Bookstore
http://denisegwen.com

Denise Gwen, who spent her formative years in Bloomington, will return on Saturday, February 5, at 1:00 p.m., to sign her latest novel, The Tempting Alaskan Doctor, published by Cayelle Publishing.

Entertainment / Speakers / Spoken Word / Theater

12 Saturday / February 12, 2022

Ken Jeong

08:00 pm
IU Auditorium
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/ken-jeong-2022

Known for his roles in The Hangover and Crazy Rich Asians as well as TV shows like The Masked Singer, Dr. Ken, and Community, actor, producer, writer, and comedian Ken Jeong has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars, and will bring his stand-up comedy show to Bloomington this winter.

Comedy / Entertainment / Speakers / Theater

18 Friday / February 18, 2022

Arsenic and Old Lace Live Retro Radio

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
https://browncountyplayhouse.org/on-stage/arsenic-and-old-lace-live-retro-radio

Retro Radio comes to life in this vintage Lux Radio rendition of Arsenic and Old Lace. Audience participation is encouraged.
The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs, most of them homicidal. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.
His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts’ victims; he thinks that they died of yellow fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played on Broadway by Karloff).

Ticket Link: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36018/production/1094925

Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

19 Saturday / February 19, 2022

Arsenic and Old Lace: Live Retro Radio

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
https://browncountyplayhouse.org/on-stage/arsenic-and-old-lace-live-retro-radio

Retro Radio comes to life in this vintage Lux Radio rendition of Arsenic and Old Lace. Audience participation is encouraged.
The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs, most of them homicidal. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.
His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts’ victims; he thinks that they died of yellow fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played on Broadway by Karloff).

Ticket Link: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36018/production/1094925

Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

20 Sunday / February 20, 2022

Arsenic and Old Lace: Live Retro Radio

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Brown County Playhouse
https://browncountyplayhouse.org/on-stage/arsenic-and-old-lace-live-retro-radio

Retro Radio comes to life in this vintage Lux Radio rendition of Arsenic and Old Lace. Audience participation is encouraged.
The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs, most of them homicidal. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.
His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts’ victims; he thinks that they died of yellow fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played on Broadway by Karloff).

Ticket Link: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36018/production/1094925

Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

26 Saturday / February 26, 2022

Trial by Jury: An IU Gilbert & Sullivan Society Production

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
https://browncountyplayhouse.org/on-stage/trial-by-jury-an-iu-gilbert-sullivan-society-production

Enjoy a laugh with light opera at its finest as the IU Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents Trial By Jury and a selection of other scenes performed by the exceptional students of the IU Jacobs School of Music.
The University Gilbert and Sullivan Society (UGSS) at Indiana University is dedicated to the quality performance of works of light opera, especially those of Gilbert and Sullivan. The Society aims to develop and encourage the artistic and leadership potential of Indiana University students, in areas of performance, production, and governance.

Ticket Link: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36018/production/1094928

Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

1 Tuesday / March 1, 2022

Martha Graham Dance Company

07:30 pm
IU Auditorium
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/martha-graham-2022

The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a world leader in the evolving art form of modern dance since its founding in 1926. Today, the Company is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists.

Dance / Entertainment / Theater

3 Thursday / March 3, 2022

The Mountaintop

07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Waldron Arts Center
https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/mountaintop/

Cardinal Stage presents “The Mountaintop,” a fascinating portrait by award-winning playwright Katori Hall, on stage March 3 – 20 at the Waldron Arts Center. As a storm rages outside the Lorraine Motel, the tension builds inside Room 306. It’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, but he doesn’t know it yet. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of America’s most renowned civil rights leader.

Pay what you will on all tickets (choose your own ticket price)! Find tickets and learn more at https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/mountaintop/

See Cardinal’s website for audience covid protocols. Tickets on sale starting January 31, 2022.

Theater

4 Friday / March 4, 2022

The Mountaintop

07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Waldron Arts Center
https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/mountaintop/

Cardinal Stage presents “The Mountaintop,” a fascinating portrait by award-winning playwright Katori Hall, on stage March 3 – 20 at the Waldron Arts Center. As a storm rages outside the Lorraine Motel, the tension builds inside Room 306. It’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, but he doesn’t know it yet. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of America’s most renowned civil rights leader.

Pay what you will on all tickets (choose your own ticket price)! Find tickets and learn more at https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/mountaintop/

See Cardinal’s website for audience covid protocols. Tickets on sale starting January 31, 2022.

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