IRT Announces 2021-22 Season

Indiana Repertory Theatre is excited to announce its 2021-2022 season!  This next season will consist of six productions, and IRT is thrilled to be able to welcome patrons back into the Theatre to see these stories told LIVE! Thanks to their partners at WFYI, they are also able to continue offering the virtual streaming opportunity to patrons to ensure that everyone can access the art in the way that is most comfortable to them.

The 2021-2022 hybrid season will open in October 2021 and run through June 2022. Read on for details on five of the six titles, and stay tuned to social media for updates as more information becomes available on the remaining production!

For reopening in-person, IRT will continue to follow CDC, State, and City of Indianapolis guidelines as it relates to capacity and other safety measures. IRT is also working with Actors Equity and will ensure that they are abiding by their guidelines to keep actors and audiences safe in the Theatre.


The Book Club Play

by Karen Zacarías

fizzy, funny delight

Can a book club be more than just a book club? When a documentary filmmaker sets up a camera and the wine starts flowing, a lot more than literature gets discussed. Truths are told and secrets are revealed, as six young professionals find that there is more to a book—and life—than the cover. A sweet, tart comedy with all the feels.

October 6 – October 31, 2021


Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

adapted by Tom Haas

Indy’s holiday tradition returns

Now more than ever, we need to gather together to celebrate the joy of the season. A Christmas Carol shines a light on the power of kindness and love in this uplifting tale of one man’s journey to redemption. As the weather turns cold, warm your heart with the IRT as we joyfully reimagine and tenderly bring this annual holiday treasure to new life.

November 26 – December 26, 2021


Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”

adapted by Tobias Andersen

searing sci-fi tale

In a dystopian future where the written word is forbidden, firemen are paid to burn books instead of fight fires. But when Montag starts to read the books he is supposed to burn, he begins to question the life he leads. Now he must choose between continuing his regimented existence or risking everything for the right to think. Published in 1953, this science fiction classic is even more relevant today.

January 26 – February 20, 2022


The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

by Jessica Huang

a surreal journey through past & present

Despite the US ban against Chinese immigrants, Harry Chin forged a new identity to earn precious American dollars to send home to his starving village. Now he is trapped between two families and two worlds. Seasoned with magic and mystery, this hauntingly theatrical tale from our overlooked history considers the personal and political repercussions of making a group of people illegal.

April 20 – May 15, 2022

*Part of IRT’s INclusion Series: Celebrating
Diverse Storytelling


Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

strong and sassy

Before it was a movie, this pop culture favorite was an off-Broadway hit. With sharp, witty banter and memorable one-liners, six women from all walks of life celebrate the everyday joys and tears of small-town living while gathered at their favorite hair salon. When tragedy strikes, the play reveals the steely bonds of compassion and love that hold true friends together.

May 10 – June 5, 2022


Tickets and information

Seated packages are available now, Flexible and Virtual packages will be available this summer, and single tickets will go on sale in the fall. To learn more about season package benefits and to purchase, visit



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