The word theater means "a place for seeing," an ironic appellation considering the Hellenic tradition of blinding forgetful or overwrought actors. Lay eyes on a dramatic experience with today's deal: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket to None of the Above, a production by Theatre on the Square at their Arts District location on Massachusetts Avenue (a $25 value). See the sidebar for a list of dates and times and call ahead to reserve your showtime.
Despite an inherent awareness of its artifice, live theater's in-room presence creates an immersive experience that can feel more real than the most subtly acted film or actually happening work day. None of the Above introduces audiences to Jamie, a 17-year-old private-school student living the high life in New York City. When she answers the door expecting her drug dealer, it turns out to be Clark, her SAT tutor. The play follows the clash of their personalities, a meeting like unto Gore Vidal confronting Kelly Bundy. As the story progresses, Jamie and Clark negotiate an unusual pact over their contradictory worlds of multiple choices and socialite flight. You get one general-admission ticket to witness the Protean intellectual battle, though you can purchase up to four and make an outing for friends and family.
A theatrical outing is a good excuse to suddenly burst into an elaborate soliloquy and public dance number or justify a mid-dinner costume change. Theatre on the Square makes an excellent glue to hold together your thinly veiled stage ambitions; the community organization is known for its intimate and edgy productions, having entertained the Indianapolis area since 1988 with productions such as The Great American Trailer Park Musical (self-explanatory) and Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!, the surreal tale of a depressed, self-cloning house cat. Just call ahead to reserve a time and date, guaranteeing your seat for None of the Above.
- Known for presenting intimate theatre experiences, the Theatre on the Square is run by devoted individuals who often pull double duty…the down to earth nature of Theatre on the Square’s staff creates an inviting communal experience…For both a fun and challenging evening out in Indianapolis art, head to Theatre on the Square… – Katelyn Coyne, FunCityFinder
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