2017 - 2018 sEASON
The Inaugural season for The Fat Turtle Theatre Company is an exciting year. We kick it off in October with Glengarry Glen Ross. A Pulitzer Prize Winner published in 1984. Our second show will be at the end of March of 2018 and will be an Indiana Premier! The Quest for Don Quixote. A hilarious adaptation of a classic masterpiece. Our third and final show of the season will be a worldwide hit and family friendly musical called Godspell. It opens in August of 2018. The Turtle looks forward to bringing this season to you!
Glengarry Glen Ross (October 6-15, 2017)
by: David Mamet
Directed by: Aaron Cleveland
Indyfringe Basile Theatre
719 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Winner! 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 1983 Olivier Award, Best New Play
Winner! 1984 New York Drama Critics' Circle, Best American Play
Winner! 2005 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
This scalding comedy took Broadway and London by storm. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. Revived on Broadway in 2005 and 2012, this masterpiece of American drama also became a celebrated film which starred Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin and Alan Arkin.
"Crackling tension… ferocious comedy and drama." - The New York Times
"Wonderfully funny… A play to see, remember and cherish." - New York Post
Produced in association with Samuel French.
The Quest for Don Quixote (March 23rd - April 1st, 2018)
AUDITIONS JANUARY 7TH AND 8TH
by: Mark Brown
Directed by: Aaron Cleveland
Theater at the Fort
Fort Harrison State Park, 8920 Otis Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46216
Playwright Ben Eisenberg sits in a Starbucks, just one day before Don Quixote begins rehearsal. There’s just one problem — he hasn’t written it. His agent is apoplectic, the advance is long since spent, and adapting a 1000-page Renaissance adventure is beginning to feel a bit like, well, tilting at windmills. But then—whether from a stroke of genius or a near-lethal dosage of caffeine and Xanax—Starbucks itself begins to transform, and the errant knight arises in this delightfully theatrical, hilarious retelling of Cervantes’s classic tale.
Produced in association with Dramatic Publishing
Godspell (August 3-12, 2018)
Book by: John Michael Tebelak
Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz
Directed by: Brandi Underwood
Music Direction by: Joseph Barsanti
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Produced in association with Music Theatre International