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Comics from OUTBACK OUTDOOR THEATRE make Randy a ‘special cocktail’

Think Great British Baking!

Today on Indy Style, we meet Improv performers Paige Scott, Jason Adams and Creator Mark Cashwell, and learn more about an upcoming opportunity where brave artists and bold audiences get to embrace the OutBack theatre “under the stars”. Here’s more:

Open May 13 and 14 — with Flavor Fight written by Mark Cashwell, Actor, Impressionist, Improvisor.

Jason Adams:
A culinary competition the likes of which has never been seen.

Nigel Ramsberry, the bad guy judge who sometimes mistakes people for barnyard animals. Better stay on my good side or I’ll make your Kitchen … A NIGHTMARE!!

Cathy, played by Paige Scott is just a down to earth southern cook with a heart of gold, and maybe a little butter!

OutBack Outdoors
District Theatre 2021
Theatre under the Stars

We are super excited to be part of the new era of live theatre and events in Indianapolis. We’ve taken the best of world practices in the way open-air performance spaces are designed and have built an outdoor venue with the ultimate ventilation ~ fresh air! The OutBack Outdoor theatre, a 70-seat venue will be a mercurial and ever-changing space giving a variety of performers a stage and the support they need to keep us entertained. Each month we introduce stories from the Black community and an amazing array of music and international talent.

Entry to the space is through the District Theatre at 627 Massachusetts Avenue from where you are transported through the loading dock to an amazing hidden urban space across the alley that runs alongside the theatre from Mass Ave to Park Street. Starting in May, the venue will present a summer music series, stand-up comedy, parodies, poetry, film, drama, storytelling and even Shakespeare!

Headlining the OutBack Outdoor stage is An Evening of Billie Holiday with Monica Cantrell, a beautiful tribute to the impeccable phrasing and artistry of one of the world’s most iconic jazz artists at the height of her fame. The sultry rhythms and stirring sounds will transport you to a bygone era with favorites like: Lover Man, All of Me, God Bless the Child, Strange Fruit and other legendary tunes. Monica Cantrell’s physical and musical depiction of Billie Holiday hearkens you back to the 1940s and ’50s as if you were at the club with Billie herself.

Other shows will include international R&B and jazz performers, Off-Broadway cabaret stars, national touring comedians and our own favorite local artists and performers.

Upcoming Shows:

Windchimes and Promises
Written by Rita Kohn
Directed by Shandrea Funnye starring Tessia Clark.
May 29. 7pm
May 30 2pm and 5pm
The dramatization of “Wind Chimes and Promises” relates the memories between the Knox family’s arrival in Indianapolis in 1919 after fleeing from the KKK and the 16th birthday of Prudence Knox Adair, the narrator, in 1926. The play is set in Martindale Brightwood of Indianapolis.

“INTERROGATION”
“But in order to get to the truth, one needs to ask the RIGHT questions.” Rav’n Partee
Date: June 11 7:30pm & June 12 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Playwright/Director: Rav’n Partee
Time: 1hr
Ticket Price:$15- $18
Black men are often interrogated. But in order to get to the truth, one needs to ask the RIGHT questions. “INTERROGATION” uncovers the real motivations, passions, and vulnerabilities behind what makes black men tick. What charges are they truly facing? Listen closely to the rhythms of five brothers’ pain cycles.

Sunday May 23 Gospel Brunch –
Enjoy a riveting Gospel show featuring Ramon Jackson and Brudges Gospel Ensemble.
Come enjoy the delicious cuisine of South Paw Catering
Seating at 12 noon and Show starts at 12:30. Ticket includes show as brunch with a mimosa.

Mass Ave Concert Series: Ramon Jackson
June 13 @ 4pm,
Mass Ave Concert Series featuring Alaina Williams, Trei Stella, Ramon Jackson and special guest Cheryl Pepsii Riley. Get into the soothing sounds and melodies of some of America’s hottest R&B singer/songwriters. Looking for Grammy Nominees? We got it. Looking for Grammy winners? We got those as well. Enjoy an exciting new experience in live music on Mass Ave with the Summer Concert Series.
Other dates June 13, July 11 and August 8

To learn more and to buy tickets, visit: indydistricttheatre.org.

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