Theatre on the Square brings yet another controversial drama to Indianapolis performing arts this month with Avow, March 19 to April 10, 2010. The play, by Bill C. Davis, delves deep into a myriad of difficult issues, proving that black and white is not the way of the world. Don’t miss Theatre on the Square’s latest offering Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm. Tickets for this Indianapolis art event are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for students, military personnel and seniors.
Bill C. Davis’ original script, Avow, premiered in New York at the George Street Playhouse in 1996. In a time before gay marriage was a political issue that was actually on the table for the United States, Avow sought to raise awareness and discussion about one of the greatest current travesties in American civil rights. Ahead of his time, even for the nineties, Davis’ script took on not only gay rights issues, but the nature of religion’s repeated interference with granting certain basic rights, gay or otherwise.
The story follows two lovers, Brian and Tom, as they seek to have a marriage witnessed and blessed by Father Raymond. While Father Raymond is sympathetic to their affection for each other, he maintains a stance that each man should live celibate lives (in place of heterosexual ones) in order to continue their relationship with each other and with the Church. Obviously, the couple is outraged by this decision.
Add to the mix Brian’s pregnant sister, Irene. After conceiving a child out of wedlock, she has been convinced to keep the child. If all goes according to plan, Brian and Tom will adopt the baby and start a happy family of their own. With a desire to see her brother live a happy and fulfilled love, Irene attempts to mediate the conflict between the lovers and Father Raymond. However, when her own romantic feelings for Father Raymond come into play, the situation seems to spiral out of control. Five incredibly different spiritual and emotional journeys toward passion and faith are examined in this powerful social drama.
Don’t miss Avow at Theatre on the Square through April 10, 2010. This venue offers community based theatre productions with a point of view. Support Indianapolis culture along Mass Ave with your patronage of Theatre on the Square.
After the show take advantage of this elegant Indianapolis cultural district in Indianapolis downtown. Grab dinner and drinks at any of the Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars within walking distance from Theatre on the Square’s front door. For inexpensive and hearty grub, take a taste of New Orleans at Yats Cajun Restaurant. For a more dignified dinner, stroll next door to Agio’s Restaurant. Or share a gourmet pizza at Bazbeaux’s Pizza Restaurant.
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March 19 to April 10, 2010
Theatre on the Square
627 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204