Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) theatre-goers might be delighted to find musketeers off the stage and dueling in front of the historic building for the opening night celebration of The Three Musketeers, which runs September 20 through October 15 on the OneAmerica Mainstage.
“Dueling was a mania in France during the era of The Three Musketeers, and the resulting societal cost was high,” said fight choreographer Paul Dennhardt. “We’re approaching twelve duels, brawls and struggles in a way that will emphasize both the adventure and reality of the duels in an exciting, scary, messy, organic and lethal way.” But dueling musketeers aren’t the only thing that will have patrons on the edge of their seats.
The production, under the direction of Henry Woronicz, brings shadowy lighting to create mystery and intrigue, while illuminating the scenic conventions of 17th century France. Add feather-topped hats, boots and suspenseful, adventure-provoking music and away the production goes!
“Whether you come for the wonderful historic costumes, swashbuckling adventure, multiple romance stories or the historical intrigue, our The Three Musketeers contains it all and will sweep you along in an amazing evening of classic theatre with a lot of flair,” said Artistic Director and co-CEO, Janet Allen.
The IRT celebrates opening night with costumed musketeers and a Grins & Giggles photo booth before the production. Patrons will have an opportunity to explore the set and raise a glass with the cast of The Three Musketeers after the performance.
To learn more about The Three Musketeers and special events visit irtlive.com.
What: The Three Musketeers
When: September 20 – October 15
Where: One America Mainstage, 140 W. Washington Street
Run Time: About 2 hours
Price: Prices start at $25
Age: Recommended for grades 6-12
Content Advisory: The Three Musketeers is an exciting adventure that contains mild language, a bar scene and realistic swordplay.
CAST & THE CREATIVE TEAM
JEB BURRIS as D’Artagnan
RYAN ARTZBERGER as Athos
DAVID FOLSOM as Porthos
NATHAN HOSNER as Aramis
DAN KREMER as Richelieu
ROB JOHANSEN as Rochefort
ROBERT NEAL as Treville
CHARLES GOAD as Louis
SCOT GREENWELL as Planchet
CHARLES PASTERNAK as Buckingham
LOGAN MOORE as Felton
ELIZABETH LAIDLAW as Milady DeWinter
AMANDA CATANIA as Constance
EMILY RISTINE as Queen Anne
MARA LEFLER as Kitty
DEE DEE BATTEAST as Abbess
HENRY WORONICZ Director
WILLIAM BLOODGOOD Scenic Design
DEVON PAINTER Costume Design
ANN G. WRIGHTSON Lighting Design
BARRY G. FUNDERBURG Sound Design and Composition
PAUL DENNHARDT Fight Direction
Opening Night | September 23, performance at 7:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate the opening night! Watch swordsmen duel in front of the IRT and take a picture with Grins and Giggles photo booth to share with your friends! After the performance, patrons can explore the stage alongside IRT artists and staff, enjoy appetizers and share a champagne toast with the cast.
Post-Show Discussion | October 1, after the 5 PM performance
Join IRT artists for a post-show discussion and learn what it takes to bring The Three Musketeers to life on stage.
IRTea Talk | October 2, after the 2 PM performance
Enjoy cookies and your choice of coffee or tea after the performance, while listening to IRT staff and artists discussThe Three Musketeers set.
Backstage Tour | October 9, after the 2 PM performance
After the performance, join IRT production staff for a backstage tour of The Three Musketeers set.
Happy Hour | October 11, before the 6:30 PM performance
Sun King Brewing Company & New Day Craft come together to host a Happy Hour you don’t want to miss! Come an hour before the performance to enjoy complimentary samples, appetizers and snag half-priced drinks from the bar all night long.
Post-Show Discussion with Jason Kelley, PHD FSA | October 12, after the 7:30 PM performance
Director of IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and Associate Professor of History in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, Jason Kelley shares a unique perspective of the musketeers: a comparison between 1627, the central year of The Three Musketeers, and 1844, the year of its publication.
Dinner and A Show with The Oceanaire | October 12
Purchase a ticket to see The Three Musketeers and then book a hand-selected three course dinner for two at The Oceanaire for $50! Offer valid with proof of ticket purchase and not to be combined with other offers.
Cookies & Coffee | October 13, performance at 2 PM
Enjoy delicious cookies and your choice of coffee or tea at this matinee, available before the performance and during the intermission.
ABOUT THE IRT: Founded in 1971, 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 mission of IRT is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community.