The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
Beverly Redman, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
office Williams Theatre
hours Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm
by Ed Graczyk
Directed by Bev Redman
February 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2015 at 8 p.m.
February 22, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Sign Language Interpreted Performance - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
In a faded dime store in the tiny, dried up West Texas town of McCarthy, the "Disciples of James Dean" gather for their 20th anniversary reunion. Now in their 30s, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The group’s congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments. Through a mixture of humor and pathos, Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean delves into the emotional core of the play’s characters as they discover who they were, what they’ve lost, and who they are. Contains adult language and mature subject matter.
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean was previously produced at IPFW in September 1983.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Craig A Humphrey
April 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2, 2015 at 8 p.m.
April 26, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Sign Language Interpreted Performance - Sunday, April 26, 2015
“How did you get to be here?…” asks Merrily We Roll Along, as it takes us on a journey backwards in time, tracing the lives of three close friends through the best and worst milestones of their personal and professional lives. We meet three highly successful, yet deeply unhappy individuals and travel with them down life’s often bumpy road to the start of their careers facing a bright future together as a trio: young, talented, and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered. With the wit, humor, and the intensity that embody the spirit of New York City and a brilliant "Broadway-style" score, Merrily We Roll Along is a spirited and moving story about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success—a cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.
Merrily We Roll Along was previously produced at IPFW in October 2005.
Larson Box Office
Located in the newly remodeled Athletic Center in room 126 the box office is conveniently located inside the main doors across from the Fitness Center Check-in Desk. The Larson Ticket Office is the home base of the daily operations. Patrons are encouraged to call in advance to reserve their tickets. Please arrive early. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management or at intermission. Children under six will not be admitted. Purchase Tickets ONLINE.
Box Office Hours:
- Purchase Tickets by Phone at 260-481-6555 or TTD: 260-481-4105
- September 1 – May 31: Monday-Friday 12:30-6:30 p.m.
- June 1-August 21: Tuesday-Thursday 1-6 p.m.
- The Box Office is closed during all School Holidays
- This box office opens one-hour prior to the start of all athletic competitions
Season Subscription patrons receive one free ticket $5 All other patrons
The Williams Theatre Box Office
The Williams Theatre Box Office, room 124, is located in the lobby of the Williams Theatre.
Box Office Hours:
- Box Office opens one-hour prior to the start of performances in the Williams Theatre.
Please note that latecomers are seated at the discretion of the house manager in the Williams Theatre. Please plan to arrive early to allow for time to walk to the venue.
The Studio Theatre Box Office
The Studio Theatre Box Office, room G32, is located on the northeast corner of Kettler Hall.
Box Office Hours:
- This box office opens one-hour prior to the start of performances in the Studio Theatre.
Please note that latecomers are not admitted after the start of the performance in the Studio Theatre. Please plan to arrive early to allow for time to walk to the venue.