Posts about: Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre

NAATC Makes It’s Debut With Powerfully Relevant ‘Detroit ‘67’

September 3, 2023

  I originally attended the August, 25 performance of “Detroit ’67,” presented by the newly formed Naptown Actors Theatre Company (NAATC), making its auspicious debut at Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre. Nearly an hour into the first act, the performance was stopped and later cancelled due... read more

“Heathers” Is A Demented Comedy Infused With Disturbing Themes

June 14, 2023

Typically, I try to attend opening nights of shows, as such coverage can drive (or not) attendance for the remainder of the run. Sometimes, however, depending on my schedule or other circumstances, it’s not possible. Such was the case with Eclipse’s production of “Heathers,” which... read more

‘Two Mile Hollow’ Lampoons White Privilege And Angst

April 4, 2023

  One of my all-time favorite TV shows is “The Carol Burnett Show,” starring the brilliant comedian, who, along with her wacky co-stars, kept American television audiences in stitches for 11 seasons, beginning in 1967. The pop culture classic, which featured broad, over-the-top physical sketch... read more

‘The Convent’ Explores Spirituality Through A Comic Lens

March 28, 2023

  Ever since Summit Performance of Indianapolis was founded in 2017, the women-focused theatre company has consistently presented work featuring spectacular performances, and “The Convent,” seen Friday, was no exception. Written by Jessica Dickey, the dramedy was proficiently directed by Summit’s artistic director and founder... read more

“Mojada” Offers A Compassionate Probe Of Immigration

February 23, 2023

I am a two-year resident of Haughville, a highly diverse neighborhood located on Indianapolis’ near Westside just minutes from the IUPUI campus and White River State Park. Once the home of Slovenian and Romanian immigrants, its residents now include a large population of Mexican immigrants,... read more

Eclipse’s ‘Cabaret’ Sizzles With Fresh Vitality

June 7, 2022

One of my favorite pastimes has been witnessing the growth of the actor-singer-dancers I’ve seen in productions presented by Summer Stock Stage. Over the years, I have regularly covered the ambitious company that focuses on “inspiring young people and emerging artist to learn, connect, and... read more