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‘Going Solo’ Festival at the Repertory Theatre through Oct. 23

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"Lost: A Memoir" at the Repertory Theatre.

Constance Macy in "Lost: A Memoir" at the Repertory Theatre. Photo credit: Zach Rosing. Provided by the theatre and used with written permission.

By Kelly Young
On behalf of the Indiana Repertory Theatre

The IRT’s Going Solo festival returns for its third year of audience acclaim. The Going Solo festival is an event that features three intimate plays brought to life by three actors, three scripts, three shows in repertory. A highlight this season will be an original work by IRT playwright-in-residence James Still. Tickets and show information can be found at or call the ticket office at 317.635.5252.

Lost: A Memoir
by Cathy Ostlere & Dennis Garnhum

September 20-October 15

Cathy’s brother calls home every year on his birthday but not this year.  As days become weeks and then months, Cathy must tell her parents that David is lost at sea.  She then sets off on a journey of her own to find her brother or the truth of his fate.

Scenic Designer | ROB KOHARCHIK
Costume Designer | BETH BENNETT
Lighting Designer | RYAN KOHARCHIK
Stage Manager | AMY DENKMANN



Since her 1990 IRT debut, Constance’s favorites have included All My Sons (1996), Noises Off (1999), Cyrano (2002), Iron Kisses (2008), and Becky’s New Car (2010), as well as last season’s The Diary of Anne Frank (Mrs. Van Daan), Holes (Warden), and A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit, etc.). She will be back later this season for A Christmas Carol and God of Carnage. A member of ShadowApe Theatre Company for over a decade, she also counts Not a Peep, Gorey Stories, Welcome to the Monkey House, and The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer among her career favorites. Constance teaches acting at the IRT Summer Conservatory, and also works extensively in television commercials, industrial films, and voice-overs. A native Hoosier and an Indiana University graduate, she has been honored by the Indiana Arts Commission with an Artist Recognition Award, and by the Arts Council of Indianapolis with a Creative Renewal Fellowship Award.

Lost: A Memoir Show Times: September 20-October 15

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct.8, 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 p.m.

Nobody Don’t Like Yogi
by Tom Lysaght

September 23-October 23

For the Greatest Generation, baseball was the nation’s pastime. Every team had its heroes, and the New York Yankees had Yogi Berra, the finest catcher the game has ever known. Yogi was famous for his way with words (“It ain’t over till it’s over”) and for his even temperament—but also for his 14-year feud with Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner. Yogi looks back at the life experiences that led him to return to Yankee Stadium, offering his unique view of baseball, relationships, and life!

Directed by | TIM OCEL
Scenic Designer | ROB KOHARCHIK
Costume Designer | BETH BENNETT
Lighting Designer | RYAN KOHARCHIK
Stage Manager | AMY DENKMANN



Mark has appeared in nearly 80 IRT productions, which is a record that will stand until it is broken. Some of his favorite roles include Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (2009), Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Hucklebee in The Fantasticks, Dr. Gibbs in Our Town, Charley in Death of a Salesman, Old Tom Martin in The Gentleman from Indiana, Albany in King Lear, Rev. Brown in Inherit the Wind, Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, the title role of The Drawer Boy, Milton Perry in The Immigrant, Sid in Ah, Wilderness!, Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird (1997), Luther Billis in South Pacific, and Bob Cratchit, Christmas Present, Marley’s Ghost, the Portly Gent, the Schoolmaster, Fezziwig, Topper, Nutley, Broker, Old Joe, the Undertaker, and the Fiddler in several editions of A Christmas Carol, as well as dozens of Cabarets.

Nobody Don’t Like Yogi Show Times: September 23-October 23

Sunday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

I Love to Eat
by James Still

September 27-October 22

Before Rachel Ray, before Julia Child, there was James Beard, the first TV chef! He brought fine cooking to the small screen in 1946 and helped establish an American cuisine.  His message of good food, honestly prepared with fresh, wholesome ingredients, made him America’s first foodie. Come meet the man described as “the face and belly of American gastronomy.”

Directed by | JAMES STILL
Scenic Designer | ROB KOHARCHIK
Costume Designer | GUY CLARK
Lighting Designer | RYAN KOHARCHIK
Stage Manager | AMY DENKMANN


ROBERT NEAL – James Beard

Robert has been a professional actor, teacher, and director for 25 years and has appeared in more than 20 productions in his 11 seasons with the IRT. His IRT credits include Becky’s New Car, Romeo and Juliet, The Heavens Are Hung in Black, Interpreting William, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Inherit the Wind, A Christmas Carol, Arcadia, and As You Like It, to name a few. Other local credits include Heartland Actor’s Repertory Theatre, ShadowApe Theatre, and the Phoenix Theatre, and he has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Regional theatre credits include Syracuse Stage, the Blackstone Theatre, the Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, Pennsylvania Center Stage, the Oklahoma and Kentucky Shakespeare festivals, and the Brown County Playhouse, as well as performing Shakespeare throughout Germany with the English-American Theatre Festival of Dusseldorf. From 1996 to 1999 he was a founder and artistic director of the Indiana Shakespeare Company in Bloomington. Some of his many teaching credits include eight summers with the IRT’s Summer Conservatory for Youth, the Hope Academy, DePauw University, Anderson University, and Penn State University, and he is currently an adjunct professor of theatre arts at the University of Indianapolis. Robert holds a B.A. in English Literature from Indiana University, and his acting training is from Penn State University (M.F.A.) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London, England.

I Love to Eat Show Times: September 27-October 22

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.  

About the IRT

The IRT celebrates its 40th season. Founded in 1972, the IRT is the largest and leading fully professional not-for-profit theatre in the state and has grown into one of the leading regional theatres in the country. The IRT continues to be one of the top-flight cultural institutions in the city and state, providing experiences that engage, surprise, challenge and entertain. For more information, visit, or call 317-635-5252.

Editor’s Acknowledgment: Baise Communications.