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The Granfalloon: A Festival of Music, Literature, and Art, Inspired By Kurt Vonnegut by Julie Warren

Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was an astute observer of people, culture, and communities. He has also inspired the Granfalloon festival, a multi-day celebration of art, ideas, and building connections between people. Organized by the IU Arts and Humanities Council, the second annual Granfalloon features music, academic panels, and creative activities to connect the campus and the community. Click here to read more about our own granfalloon.

Keeping Theatre Ticket Prices Low Despite High Production Costs by Julie Warren

A Cardinal Stage survey shows that producing live theatre can cost ten times more than most people think. Art provides an incalculable benefit to those who experience it, so Cardinal Stage is committed to producing quality professional theatre while keeping ticket prices low. Click here to read how they do it.

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Cardinal Stage’s ‘Rounding Third’ Proves Baseball Can Make You Cry (from Laughing) by Julie Warren

Rounding Third is a sharp comedy by Cardinal Stage about the contrasting styles of two Little League coaches who “act more childish than the kids they coach!” says Director Matt Decker. Writer Julie Warren calls it “a complex show, with developed characters and realistic conflict that make the jokes hit even harder.” Click here to read about Cardinal Stage's next show Rounding Third.

Designing a Fairy Tale: Making Make-Believe Come to Life in Cardinal Stage’s Holiday Musical by Julie Warren

Set design is a critical part of any theatre production, but designing for a fairy tale means there are “a lot of puzzles to solve to make the set work,” says Kate Galvin, Artistic Director at Cardinal Stage. But for the upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, she says C. David Higgins and his team delivered. Click here to read about Higgins and his set design for Cardinal’s holiday musical.

Grant from American Theatre Wing Starts ‘a New Chapter of Excellence’ for Cardinal Stage by Julie Warren

Cardinal Stage is the first theatre company in Indiana to receive the prestigious National Theatre Company Grant from the American Theatre Wing (the organization that administers the Obie and Tony Awards). “This grant recognizes Cardinal in the national theatre arena and shows our viability and sustainability as a significant company,” says Cardinal’s board president, Caroline Dowd-Higgins. Click here to read about what the award means for Cardinal and local theatre.

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Bridging the Divide on Social Issues — Cardinal Stage Addresses Freedom of Religion with New Play and Local Partnerships by Julie Warren

“How do you bridge the divide when you fundamentally disagree with someone on something that is a core part of your identity?” asks Kate Galvin, Artistic Director of Cardinal Stage. Cardinal’s production of The Christians addresses this question on and off the stage through partnerships with the City of Bloomington, Indiana University, and the For Freedoms Project. Click here to read more about the play and opportunities for open conversation about faith, doubt, and freedom of religion.

Shakespeare’s Courtroom Comedy ‘The Merchant of Venice’ Is a Tour de Force in This Production by Cardinal Stage Company

Cardinal Stage is adapting Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice for the 400th anniversary of the genius playwright’s death. This captivating story is not only beautifully written but also infused with themes that have resonated with audiences for centuries. Produced in association with Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ 2016 Themester on “Beauty,” the bard’s courtroom tour de force has been taken on by Cardinal Stage’s Artistic Director Randy White with an all-female cast. Read more about the show here!

Ann Richards: Governor of Texas, 1991-1995

Cardinal Stage Company’s 10th Anniversary Season season kicks off with a Texas-sized bang! "Ann is an inspiring and hilarious play that brings audiences face to face with a complex, colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed." Learn more about legendary Ann Richards, elected as the governor of Texas and featured in this one-woman show, here!

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