EverymanPosterbanner smGospel of Everyman Adapted & Directed by Arthur Feinsod
Join Theater 7 at the Cecilian Auditorium on Saint Mary-of-the-Woods’s campus on May 18, 19 and 20 and at the First Congregational Church on May 23 and 24 for Gospel of Everyman.

Summary of the play:  "The original Everyman is an English play written by an anonymous author around 1500. It is one of many such Morality Plays, which use allegorical characters on a moral journey who are tempted by vices and supported by virtues. This adaptation seeks to showcase these universal human values with contemporary allusions and imagery as well as a gospel choir led by Theater 7’s Associate Artistic Director, Kimberly McMurray. Feinsod made these updates in order to make this uplifting story accessible for all ages and audiences."

Tickets are available now at the ISU Hulman Center Box Office or at the venue one hour before each performance. In honor of its service mission, Theater 7 will donate a dollar of every ticket sold to a local charity.

pretty fire posterPretty Fire, by Charlayne Woodard
Join Theater 7 at the Terre Haute Brewing Company at 7:30 February 16th, 17th, 18th (2:30 matinee), 23rd, and 24th for Pretty Fire.

Summary of the play:  "Charlayne Woodard’s story of growing up a young woman of color in the 1950’s is a personal and intimate experience woven together with family, wit, music, faith and the “pretty fire” of adversity."

Tickets are available now at the ISU Hulman Center Box Office, or at the Terre Haute Brewing Company one hour prior to each performance.

Seating is general admission, and all tickets are $18. One dollar from each entry will be shared with the 14th and Chestnut Community Center.

christmas posterA Dickens Christmas Carol
Opening Performance
Terre Haute Brewing Company - November 16th, 2017

Summary of the play:  "Charles Dickens (played by Charles James Adams) is on yet another one of his famous reading tours. While visiting the Terre Haute Brewery, Dickens decides to mix it up a bit while performing his classic 1843 story A Christmas Carol. In so doing, he takes on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge himself as well as Jacob Marley, Old Fezziwig, Tiny Tim, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to— well, you get the idea. Come see Dickens like you’ve never seen him before!" 

Charles Adams (Playwright)
Runtime:
Approx. 70 minutes.
Rating:
All Audiences

More info to come.

HOOKED

Theater 7’s First Light Series serves as a platform for the development of new work and emerging artists in the Wabash Valley theater community.

Summary of the play:  Set in the misty, hot, and groovy Sweet N’ Lo Juke Joint, HOOKED follows the journey of talented yet tormented characters of Lu Lu, Leslie, and Dustin.  Conducted by the sly, charming, and grandiose Sweetness, its evident that this expose intended for sensuality and warmth reveals something much more disturbing.  While uncovering each characters battle with addiction through poetry, rap, and song, HOOKED shifts the focus of addiction to its origin, its story, and its psychological impact on each character.  Song after song, empathy for the characters sets in, challenging the viewer’s notion of what it means to be hooked.

Bryant Clayton Playwright bio: Born and raised in Indianapolis, Bryant Clayton Jr., an Indiana State University alumnus, relishes the opportunity to synthesize his love for music, African American culture, and poetry into his theatrical work. Through his time at Indiana State University, he developed a fondness and passion for theatre, crediting much of his early training as a playwright to Arthur Feinsod and ISU’s theatre department. In 2016, Bryant set the poetry of 10 middle school students to rhythm and song in “HERE IN THE UNIVERSE”, a service piece which explores the feelings of belonging, not belonging, and finding ones place in the universe as an individual. Clayton strives as a creator to bring realism and honesty to the stage, exploring ideas which are accessible and impactful for all.

Opening Performance
Terre Haute Brewing Company - March 15, 2018

 

withdrawn posterWITHDRAWN
Opening Performance
Terre Haute Brewing Company - September 21, 2017

 

Summary of the play:  "This is a play about addiction, the process of getting clean, and how the struggle of getting clean can overtake and control one’s life. As someone who has struggled with addiction as a teenager and into my adulthood, I know how difficult it can be to quit something that inflicts truly devastating withdrawals. This play is based on the combined experiences of several dear, plagued friends and my own struggles with substance abuse. I took what I witnessed and attempted to project it on the stage. The intention behind this play is to pull viewers through the experience and expose the thought process of an addict. It is my hope that this exposure will lead the audience to begin sympathizing with those suffering from addiction - rather than perpetuate the alienation that so many already deal with. It is my belief that many people who are addicted don't seek help due to the stigma associated with addiction, and I want to do all I can to help dissipate that stigma."

 

Particular Disposition
Opening Performance
Terre Haute Brewing Company - April 19th, 2018

Summary of the play:  "On Friday, the twenty-seventh of November 1835, James Pratt and John Smith became the last two men in England to be executed for sodomy. Particular Disposition, follows their story— from meeting each other to their last moments together in Newgate Prison— through the eyes of their mutual friend and cause of their conviction and death, William Bonill." 

Benjamin Fulk (Playwright)
Runtime:
Approx. 2 hours
Rating:
Adult Content

More info to come.

Between the Dams
Opening Performance
Terre Haute Brewing Company - December 21st, 2017

Summary of the play:  "In Central Europe, Noah survives a flood decades ago, becoming the sole inhabitant of a town between two dams. Deciding to create his own new world, he invites ten of society’s outsiders to live there: two Muslims, Jews, gypsies, gay people and politically disenfranchised Christians. Noah and his son Shem struggle to maintain their utopia built on respect, participation in each others’ traditions, and faith in Humanity and God against internal and external threats from potential floods and a surprise visit from two Californians with designs of their own." 

Arthur Feinsod (Playwright)
Runtime:
Approx. 2 Hours
Rating:
All Audiences

More info to come.

here in the universeHERE IN THE UNIVERSE

What does it mean to belong? A musical play inspired by 11 poems written by Vigo County middle schoolers.

Performances of eleven poems about belonging and not belonging written by middle school students in Vigo County. The selected middle school poems were written for the Max Ehrmann Poetry Contest administered by Art Spaces and the Community School for the Arts. Production conceptualized and music composed by Bryant Clayton. Directed by Arthur Feinsod. Theater 7 will tour the Vigo County middle schools through 2016-2017 school year, co-sponsored by Indiana State University Bayh College of Education.

To book this production, please email jhigginspctdrama@yahoo.com.

Performances
Ryves Youth Center - August 3, 2016
Indiana Theater - Sept. 14, 2016
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Spunk 255SPUNK

A stage adaption of three Zora Neale Hurston short stories by George C. Wolfe. Directed by Jeff Lorick, Artistic Director of Theater 7. This production was selected to complement Zora Neale Hurston's masterpiece Their Eyes were Watching God, the subject of the February 2017 Big Read sponsored by the Vigo County Public Library and supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The production is directed by Jeff Lorick, former president of Community Theater and co-founder of Theater 7. Theater 7 is a new theater company that was introduced to the community last summer. The theater company is focused on bringing a range of works that celebrate inclusion and diversity to Terre Haute.

Performances:
Indiana Theater - February 17, 2017
Additional performances on February 18, 19, 24, and 25, 2017.
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arthur millerDEATH OF A SALESMAN

Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Arthur Feinsod. Often considered America's greatest tragic drama,
Death of a Salesman tells the story of Willy Loman, the unsuccessful salesman who tries to impose his flawed version of the American Dream on his two sons, including the drifter Biff, who struggles to find his own worldview and identity.

Performances:
Indiana Theater - Opens June 2, 2017
Additional performances on June 3, 4, 9 and 10.
Purchase tickets at ISU Hulman Center Box Office

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