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Jane Eyre opens Friday!

Pulling tape off the floor in our rehearsal space must mean…pulling tape

…we have moved to the theater! Here you see Jane (Sarah Hodgin) and Rochester (Jordan Plohr) rehearsing on the not-quite-finished-yet stage.We are excited for opening night and looking forward to sharing this, the single largest production afO has ever attempted, with you! You can find lots of interesting tidbits about this production at afobackstory.wordpress.com.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the ArtsTix box office at 422-4226 or online at tickets.artstix.org.

first night on stage

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Experience inspires creativity

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Sage Vardaman, 2nd Grade

Rehearsals for the Eighth Annual Young Playwrights Festival are in full swing. Each winning playwright was invited to sit in on a rehearsal of their play, see how things were going and add their input.

Sage Vardaman is the first place winner in the K-2 division. She was at the most recent rehearsal of her play Elliott, the story of 2 young girls helping a homeless man in need. At the rehearsal, she shared that Elliott is based on a true story!

A few months ago, Sage and her family saw a man out near the north IHOP. He had a sign asking for help. The family stopped, got him some McDonald’s and talked with him. He was a very friendly man named Elliott, and the encounter stuck with Sage. They have never seen the man since, and she wondered what happened to him.

When it came time to write a play for Young Playwrights, Sage thought of Elliott and decided to write an end to the story. Her play is the story of how Sage imagines Elliott’s life turned out and how she would have discovered what happened to him.

Through this experience, Sage has developed a passion for helping homeless people. She now spends her time assembling care packages full of helpful and needed items to give to anyone she sees in need.

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Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for Jane Eyre are on sale now through the ArtsTix Box Office!

Early Bird Discounts through April 28:
Adults $17, Seniors (60+) $14, Students $11, Groups of 10+ $11 ea*

*group tickets are available by phone order only, 260-422-4226

Click the ArtsTix Banner to purchase your tickets today!


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YPF Auditions tomorrow night!

Auditions for Young Playwrights will be held on:YPF logo

Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 PM

First Missionary Church
701 W Rudisill Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Who: All ages, with particular need for older teens and adults to fill a large number of roles.

Must be available for following dates:

Rehearsals: Tuesday nights, March 15 – May 2
Tech Week: evenings, May 9 – May 14

Gala celebration performance dates: May 13 & 14 at First Missionary Church, 701 W Rudisill Blvd, FW, 46807

We promise it will be fun and a great learning experience. Come out to auditions to help us read through the scripts and hear the winning pieces. Invite all your friends to this event so they know about it, too!

Questions? Email Megan Arnold at meganisherself@gmail.com.

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It’s opening night!

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Turtle Soup opens Friday!

 TSP FINAL GRAPHICTURTLE SOUP (February 19-21 & 26-28, 2016) by local playwright Michael Wilhelm received its world premiere in 2011. This hilarious but absolutely true story is about the origin of Churubusco’s famed “Turtle Days”. In 1949 Gale Harris ruined his health, his farm and nearly his marriage by pursuing a giant turtle he claimed to have seen in a small lake on his land. His three cronies lend a hand, long-suffering wife Helen and son Vaughn try to keep the farm going, and a swarm of reporters descends on the town. A warm-hearted comedy that proves truth is stranger than fiction.
Rated G for all audiences.

Friday/Saturday Curtain 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee Curtain 2:30 pm

Performances at the PPG ArtsLab, 300 E Main Street, Fort Wayne

Season Ticket Holders, please call the office at 260.745.4364 or click here to reserve your seats at the performance of your choice.

Early Bird Discount Tickets – available through February 18
Adult $17, Senior(60+) $14, Student $11, Groups 10+ $11

At the Door Prices – begins February 19
Adult $20, Senior(60+) $17, Student $11

Call ArtsTix Box Office at 422-4226 to order tickets
Monday-Friday: noon – 6:00 pm
Saturday: noon – 4:00 pm
Click the ArtsTix banner to purchase tickets!


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