Commissioned by Indiana Rep in Indianapolis, Interpreting William, according to the Rep, is the result of playwright-in-residence James Still's multi-year study of the story of William Conner (1777-1855), the founder of what is now Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement, "and his involvement with the Native American issues that characterized pre-statehood Indiana culture."
The play uses contemporary and historic time frames. "Yesterday and today merge as a college professor struggles to uncover the secrets of Conner's complicated personal life while also trying to understand his own," according to the Rep.
Performances will play the IRT Mainstage March 3-22, 2009.
James Still's plays include Amber Waves, And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, Iron Kisses, Gentleman From Indiana, Looking Over the President's Shoulder and more.
The Indiana Rep season will also include:
The Ladies Man, by Georges Feydeau, freely translated and adapted from Taillieur Pour Dames by Charles Morey, May 12-31, 2009 (Mainstage). The Indiana Repertory Theatre is Indiana's only fully professional, not-for-profit resident theatre. For more information visit www.irtlive.com.