Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre's WITH A WHIMPER Opens Tonight, 7/19

With A Whimper - A darkly comedic tale about the end of the world, runs tonight, July 19 - August 12 in the Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre at the Phoenix in a world premiere production by Pete McElligott. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!

Pete McElligott continues his postmodern superhero tale with the second in a trilogy that started with last season's With A Bang, "The first Phoenix production - WARP I, II, & III by Stuart Gordon and Bury St. Edmond - was a science fiction trilogy," says Phoenix Producing Director and show director Bryan Fonseca, "so it seems right that we make the commitment to produce this trilogy as our 30th anniversary approaches."

The cast features (in alphabetical order) Wainwright - Nick Carpenter*; Collins - Gregory Howard; Apostle - Ben Rose; John - Shane Tarplee; Planter - Karen Irwin*; and Margaret - Lisa Ermel.

The Phoenix Theatre is Indiana's only professional Contemporary Theatre, and has presented productions to challenge and entertain the Indianapolis community for 29 years. An Equity house, the Theatre presents the Midwest and Indiana premieres of many popular Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, and has presented more than 83 world premieres in its quarter century. The Phoenix operates the 130-seat proscenium Mainstage as well as the 75-seat cabaret-style black box Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre. The Phoenix Theatre is a member of the National New Play Network and the League of Indianapolis Theatres, and is supported by the Indiana Arts Commission, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as local corporate and foundation funders and more than 400 individual donors.

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