Our 25th anniversary season ended with a sold out performance of The Secret Garden! Tickets for our 2018-2019 Season are on sale now.
Call 260-422-4226 Mon-Fri 12-6 pm to order season passes or click the ticket button to purchase online
(4 tickets to be used in any combination during the 2018-2019 season)
Friday/Saturday curtain 7:30 PM
Sunday curtain 2:30 PM
Performances at the PPG ArtsLab
300 E Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN
Call ArtsTix Box Office at 422-4226 to order tickets
Monday-Friday: noon – 6:00 pm
Click visit tickets.artstix.org to purchase tickets online!
Bentley (September 21 – 23 and 28 – 30, 2017) Another world-premiere comedy from the creative mind of local writer/actor Michael Wilhelm (Turtle Soup)! A reality TV family’s ratings stunt results in employing a homeless man as their new butler! (If that sounds vaguely like the plot of a famous 1930s screwball comedy…it is.) Bentley begins to quietly show the Carvers that there is more to life than facelifts, blog trolling, shoe-buying and gossip. But what secrets is our man Bentley hiding behind his tuxedo? And what will he discover about himself in the process? Rated G, but recommended for middle school and up.
A Christmas Carol (November 9 – 11 and 16 – 18) Arguably Charles Dickens’ best loved story, this adaptation breathes fresh and funny life into the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three Ghosts who haunt him on Christmas Eve. At the beginning of this lively version, a decidedly third-rate English touring company finds itself without actors to play Scrooge and Tiny Tim! Their bare-bones rendition of the story makes clever use of simple hand props, but also includes puppets, dance, hand bells and choral singing. Audiences will be drawn into the fun of a play-within-a-play. Rated G.
An Ideal Husband (February 22 – 24 and March 1 – 3) Oscar Wilde’s witty romantic comedy is the perfect antidote to dreary late winter blahs. Sir Robert Chiltern is a paragon of public and private virtue, respected by his peers and adored by both his wife and his sister, Mabel. Why then does the mysterious Mrs. Cheveley want to blackmail him? Meanwhile, family friend Lord Goring politely spars with Mabel and watches Mrs. Cheveley with interest. A clever, suspenseful commentary on relationships and integrity from the author of The Importance of Being Earnest. Rated PG for subject matter.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (April 26 – 28 and May 3 – 5) afO’s all-ages show for this season is a funny, poignant, creative staging of Kate DiCamillo’s beautiful fable about learning to love. Edward Tulane is a large (and expensive) china rabbit. Voiced in the play by The Musician, Edward begins as a self-centered creature. Then a series of harrowing accidents find him loved, in turn, by an elderly couple, a hobo, and a dying girl. A cast of four brings to life a wide array of characters, including children and a dog. Rated G.