Indiana Rep to Premiere Stage Version of Tarkington Novel in Fall; James Still Adapts | Playbill

News Indiana Rep to Premiere Stage Version of Tarkington Novel in Fall; James Still Adapts
The Indiana Repertory Theatre's 2006-07 season will include the world premiere of James Still's The Gentleman From Indiana, based on the novel by Booth Tarkington.

Still (And Then They Came For Me) is the Indianapolis Equity company's playwright-in-residence.

Playing Sept. 13-Oct. 7, The Gentleman From Indiana is about John Harkless, who "creates a successful newspaper, faces down corrupt politicians, and falls in love," according to IRT. "When disaster strikes, the love of his life secretly accomplishes more for him than he could ask or imagine. With resounding affection, the people of his small town offer him the astounding opportunity to become The Gentleman from Indiana."

Peter Amster will direct; Russell Metheny is the set designer; Ann Wrightson is the lighting designer, and Gregg Coffin is the composer.

The 2006-07 IRT season, under artistic director Janet Allen, also includes Triple Espresso May 17-June 14, 2006; Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, for family audiences (adaptation TBD), Sept. 27-Nov. 4, 2006; Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tom Haas, Nov. 4-Dec. 24, 2006; I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda by Sonja Linden Nov. 15-Dec. 23, 2006; August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean Jan. 16-Feb. 10, 2007; Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Feb. 27-March 24, 2007; Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck March 13-April 22, 2007; Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest April 10-May 6, 2007; Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Jan. 24-March 3, 2007.

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