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Cardinal Stage’s Nest Generation Program Opens Doorway to Theatre for Young Adults by Julie Warren

As theatre companies adapt subscription models to accommodate changes in how people consume entertainment, Cardinal Stage Company is offering a creative — and affordable — way to bring in more adults under age 35 to their productions: For $35, patrons may sponsor someone under 35 so they can experience an entire season of live theatre. Click here to learn more about Cardinal’s different subscription options and how to participate in the Nest Generation program.

‘Fun Home’: A Painful and Witty, Dark and Funny Coming-of-Age Musical by Julie Warren

“I think there are a lot of forces at work in our culture that divide us, and this show is a work of art that cultivates empathy in the most beautiful and moving way,” says Kate Galvin, Artistic Director of Cardinal Stage Company, about its season finale, Fun Home. The Tony Award-winning musical adaption of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name is a dark comedy Bechdel’s childhood in a family-run funeral home, her coming of age and coming out, and her relationship with her own closeted father. Click here to learn about the production, as well as Cardinal’s community programs for the show.

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New Season, New Look, New Leadership, Still the Same Quality Cardinal by Julie Warren

Cardinal Stage Company announces a 2018-2019 season that will bring a rich mix of classic and contemporary productions to town, as well as a new look! This is the first full season of shows selected by Artistic Director Kate Galvin, who joined the Cardinal staff last fall. Click here to read about Galvin’s vision for the upcoming year.

The Brews of Bloomington: Explore the Science Behind Our Favorite Drinks at WonderLab After Dark by Sam Zlotnick, WonderLab

Discover the science of fermentation at WonderLab After Dark: Beers & Brews. The museum will be open late on May 18 for the 21+ crowd to explore the exhibits and visit with local brewers and yeast experts. Click here to learn more about the event (and some fun facts!) from Museum Educator, Jared Katz.

‘Robin Hood’: A Timeless Tale at the Perfect Time by Julie Warren

Robin Hood is a story as relatable now as when it was first told. And, as writer Julie Warren puts it, “Cardinal Stage Company’s production will make that story tangible for young people in Bloomington, inspiring another generation to consider what is right and how to stand up to those who are wrong.” Click here to read more about the Cardinal for Kids production of Robin Hood.

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You’ll Chuckle, Chortle, Crack Up, and Possibly Even Cry — Cardinal Stage Company’s ‘The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)’ Powers Through Centuries of Comedy by Tessa Yannone

Cardinal Stage Company is bringing the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) to Bloomington — the play’s premier in Indiana. Full of goofs, gaffes, and gags ranging from high to low brow, this show covers it all … well, at least as many comedy acts as can be crammed into a 3-person play! Click here to read more about the show from director Jesse Bernstein.

Announcing Our First Print Edition, Limestone Post’s ‘A Sense of Place: Calling Bloomington Home for 200 Years’ (and a Party!) by Emily Winters, Marketing & Advertising Director

Limestone Post is happy to announce our first print edition, an art magazine dedicated to local history and our community’s unique character. Limestone Post’s A Sense of Place: Calling Bloomington Home for 200 Years will arrive just in time for Bloomington's and Monroe County’s bicentennial celebrations. This commemorative print issue will showcase a variety of creative local talent — with long-form articles paired with illustrations, photography, recipes, creative writing, and other artwork that reflect upon how our community has grown and changed over the years. Click here to read more about Limestone Post’s A Sense of Place.

‘Sex with Strangers’ Sparks Dialogue About Sex, Intimacy, and Love in the Digital Age by Tessa Yannone

The influence of the internet and social media on our private lives goes deep. And it can have implications for some of our most intimate relationships. For their February production, Cardinal Stage Company presents Sex with Strangers, a sizzling two-person comedy that poignantly explores sex, intimacy, and love in the digital age. Click here to read more about Sex with Strangers.

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Science for Grown-ups: Indulge in the Study of Chocolate at WonderLab After Dark by Harper Humphrey, WonderLab Museum

WonderLab After Dark: Chocolate! On February 17th, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology is open late for a 21-and-over event featuring local libations, food, and, of course, chocolate. Visitors can also explore the science and history of this coveted treat, as well as WonderLab’s other hands-on exhibits. In preparation for the big night, WonderLab Museum Educator Jared Katz has been busy researching the origins of cacao. Click here to read more about WonderLab After Dark: Chocolate.

Cardinal Stage Company Changes Summer Musical to ‘Fun Home’ by Tessa Yannone

Although it’s rare for a local theatre company to change its lineup in midseason, Cardinal Stage Company will change its June show to Fun Home, a critically acclaimed adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir tragicomedy. “This show is very much in line with the high-quality, thought-provoking work we’ve produced in the past,” says Artistic Director Kate Galvin, “and I’m excited to bring it to life in a new way for our audience.” Click here to learn more about Cardinal Stage’s decision to produce Fun Home.

With a Bold Vision for Cardinal Stage Company, New Artistic Director Kate Galvin Starts Leadership Role with ‘Peter Pan’ by Benjamin Beane

“A baptism by fire.” That’s how Kate Galvin describes joining Cardinal Stage Company as artistic director during the company’s busiest time of year — just in time for Peter Pan this holiday season. Despite the fast initiation, she’s already brought bold new ideas to the company’s 11th season. Read more about Galvin’s vision for Cardinal Stage and the production of J.M. Barrie’s classic here.

Cardinal Stage Company Brings a Powerful, Contemporary Adaptation of Frankenstein’s Creature to Life by Benjamin Beane

In Nick Dear’s contemporary adaptation of Frankenstein, the Creature confronts his Creator in a morally nuanced, existential variation of the “monster story.” Cardinal Stage Company founder Randy White returns to Bloomington to direct the show and notes that the play’s “focus on the Creature as Other” gives it power and relevance — and dovetails with Indiana University’s Themester on Diversity, Difference, and Otherness. Click here to read more about Frankenstein.