Oaklandon Civic Theatre Opens The Beams Are Creaking: 2009 Spirit Place Festival

Oaklandon Civic Theatre opens, The Beams are Creaking, this Friday, November 6 as their contribution to the 2009 Spirit and Place Festival in Indianapolis. As part of the Indianapolis historic Oaklandon Universalist Church, the Oaklandon Civic Theatre is committed to producing thought provoking work that dissects the nature of humanity. The Beams are Creaking is one such offering from this Indianapolis performing arts group.

The Oaklandon Civic Theatre selected The Beams are Creaking as a celebration of the arts, religion and humanities. In this way, the play will be one stop on Indy’s Spirit and Place Festival, an annual Indianapolis festival. This citywide celebration focuses on unique places in the Circle City that offer something important to Indianapolis culture and humanity. Oaklandon Civic Theatre hopes that their production of The Beams are Creaking will provoke conversation about the line between morality and survival in this year’s Spirit and Place Festival.

The Beams are Creaking follows the final days of Dietrick Bonhoeffer. As an ordained minister in a Bonhoeffer struggles with morality in Nazi controlled Germany. When he joins the plot to assassinate Hitler, the nature of civil disobedience and the cost of freedom are placed on a scale. This uplifting yet dark story will inspire audiences as Bonhoeffer fights against the atrocities of World War II. Yet the balance between his religious community and society on the whole stands on shaky ground. This Indianapolis theater offering is sure to raise eyebrows and questions.

Shows are 8:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays from November 6 to November 21. There will be one Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm on November 8. After the performances on November 8, 13 and 14, Dr. Raymond Sommerville of the Christian Theological Seminary will lead an audience talk back. Tickets are $10.00 for all Indianapolis people. For more information on how to purchase tickets call 317. 823.4761 ext. 3 or visit the Oaklandon Civic Theatre’s website.

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