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The Buck Creek Players Theatre grew to its present glory from a decidedly grassroots beginning in 1973.
Created by a Franklin Township Civic League committee, the Players were then known as the “Four C’s Theatre,” a moniker that lasted less than a year. The Buck Creek Players Theatre put on stage plays in the local school auditoriums until, growing stronger, they finally found a home in 1978 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The new space was a church that dated back to the late 1800s and provided some 90 seats. Plays were presented in the sanctuary area, utilizing about one half of the room for seating and half for the stage and backstage. Not the most viable of situations for live theater, but the Players made it work until they could again relocate, some 24 years later. Obviously, this is one determined group.
Buck Creek Players Theatre now resides in a space that also has been through some metamorphoses. First it was a building with indoor tennis courts, then it became a church, before its present conversion into the Playhouse where they enjoy a firm footing and an excellent reputation among Indianapolis theatres and the Indianapolis performing arts community, as well as the arts in Indianapolis in general.
Through the years, they’ve presented such mega stage hits as The Miracle Worker, Dark at the Top of the Stairs, The Gingerbread Lady, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Steel Magnolias, Quilters, The Fantasticks, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Nunsense, The Odd Couple, Wait Until Dark, Defying Gravity and many more.
This enterprising Indy dramatic arts company also makes room for a young people’s group, who often get the chance to perform on the stage and hone their theatrical skills. They also have a scholarship fund to encourage young adults in their pursuit of stage excellence.
The Buck Creek Players Theatre is a not-for-profit organization, but they have the reputation of presenting professional quality theater for community theater prices. The company consists only of volunteers and they are always seeking new help and new talent.
Along with regular stage plays, the group also presents a musical frequently. Musicals are much harder and more expensive to mount, but some consider them a lot more fun than a regular play, and they tend to draw the best.
At the moment they are producing The Mystery of Edwin Dood, a “whodunit” musical play within a play whose alternate endings are voted on by the audience.
Buck Creek Players Theatre
11150 Southeastern Av
Indianapolis, IN 46259
Past Performances and Reviews
Buck Creek Players Youth Present Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Buck Creek Players Open “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”
The Brain From Planet X at Buck Creek Players
Ibsen’s “Ghosts” at Buck Creek Players