Cabfare for the Common Man Gets World Premiere at Indy's Phoenix Theatre | Playbill

News Cabfare for the Common Man Gets World Premiere at Indy's Phoenix Theatre
The Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis' only professional contemporary theatre company, will stage the world premiere of Mark Harvey Levine's Cabfare for the Common Man in its newly announced 2005 spring/summer season.

The theatre produces year round on its 130-seat Mainstage and its 75-seat Underground stage.

The spring/summer lineup begins with a limited run of This Is My Body. "An original movement-based theatre piece," written and performed by Amy Fortoul, This Is My Body "explores its author's journey through unhealthy attitudes about body image, sexuality, and eating disorders to a healthy resolution of issues."

Fortoul created the production in response to her experiences in an outpatient rehabilitation program for bulimia in Bloomington, IN. This Is My Body runs March 31-April 10.

Richard Dresser's Off-Broadway comedy about two Little League dads, Rounding Third plays April 14-May 8.

Cabfare for the Common Man (May 12-June 5) "comprises eight charming comic vignettes about modern love and relationships." It's part of Phoenix Theatre's ongoing Basile Festival initiative, which shepherds new works and invites authors to speak at talkbacks. Further Mo' (June 9-July 17) is Vernel Bagneris' Off-Broadway sequel to One Mo' Time , which was produced by the Phoenix in 1991. The revue is "set in the Lyric Theatre in New Orleans in the Jazz Age, and features blues, jazz, and popular tunes of the era."

The Phoenix production of Further Mo' marks the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Underground Theatre.

Tracy Letts' disturbing comedy Bug plays July 21-August 7. "A twisted tale of paranoia, claustrophobia, the Patriot Act, and assorted other fears," Bug played a popular Off-Broadway run in 2004.

Performances are typically Thursdays at 6:30 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.

Single tickets are $22.50 for straight plays for those 25 and over, $12 for those 24 and under. Tickets for musicals are $25 for those 25 and over; $15 for those 24 and under.

For information or to purchase tickets, call (317) 635-PLAY or visit


Founded in 1983, the Phoenix Theatre is a professional contemporary theatre company with an Actors Equity SPT contract and is located in a renovated 1907 church in the Mass Ave Arts and Theatre District. The Phoenix produces 11-13 plays a year. In its 23 seasons, the Phoenix has produced 247 productions, of which 241 have been Indianapolis premieres and 65 have been world premieres.

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