About the Shows

'Gloria'

'Gloria' by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins produced by American Lives Theatre. January, 2020.

"A shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest play" (Chicago Tribune), this comic drama by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins explores the everyday soul decimation that is the workplace. But beware, this "whip-smart satire of fear and loathing" (New York Times) is "never quite what you think it is" (LA Times). Pulitzer Finalist.


Jan 10 - Jan 26, 2020

Fri and Sat 7:30 pm

Third Sunday 2 pm

Indy Fringe Theatre

'Boy Gets Girl'

Boy Gets Girl presented by American Lives Theatre in March, 2020.

This "provocative, unsettling play" (Chicago Tribune) by Rebecca Gilman lays bare the systematic unraveling of a woman after a seemingly uneventful, awkward blind date. "The first really unsettling modern thriller" (New York Post) is at turns funny, frightening and forceful.




March 13 - March 29, 2020

Fri and Sat 8 pm

Third Sunday 2 pm

Indy Fringe Theatre

'Detroit'

'Detroit' by Lisa D'amour presented by American Lives Theatre in May, 2020.

Fire up the grill and the middle class. This  incendiary drama by Lisa D'amour explores two couples in middle America clinging to the ideal that hard work is rewarded with comfort and contentment. This "sharp x-ray of the embattled American psyche" (New York Times) is a "brilliantly observed piece of art" (Chicago Tribune). Pulitzer Finalist.


May 8 - May 24, 2020

Fri and Sat 8 pm

Third Sunday 2 pm

The District Theatre