15 stages, 75 productions, 600 performances each year

right here in Northwest Indiana

About NIETF

The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation is building strong community, promoting excellence, and providing entertainment in theatre arts across Northwest Indiana. NIETF is a collection of theatre organizations across the region. We are celebrating 25 years in 2017!

Upcoming Shows

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  • 7:00 pm
    08/01/2019

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Indiana Dunes State Park Performance

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    • Indiana Dunes State Park (map)

    Park Entrance Fee applies ($7 per vehicle)

    Parking and restrooms available.

    7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

    *In coordination with Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation “Park Plays” program.

  • 8:00 pm
    08/01/2019

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    Directed by Alexandria Shinkan
    Assistant Directed by Alex Traina
    Choreographed by Katie Solina
    Synopsis
    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.
    Performances
    July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3 at 8 pm
    Highland Main Square Park 3001 Ridge Road, Highland, IN
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  • 8:00 pm
    08/02/2019

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    13109 South Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

    219-374-8000

     

    Fridays & Saturdays – Dinner at 6:30, Show at 8:00

    Sundays – Dinner at 12:30, Show at 2:00

  • 8:00 pm
    08/02/2019

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    Directed by Alexandria Shinkan
    Assistant Directed by Alex Traina
    Choreographed by Katie Solina
    Synopsis
    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.
    Performances
    July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3 at 8 pm
    Highland Main Square Park 3001 Ridge Road, Highland, IN
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  • 7:00 pm
    08/03/2019

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Marquette Park Performance

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    • Marquette Park (map)

    Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
    6600 Oak Ave
    Gary, IN 46403

    LIMITED FREE PARKING.  Restrooms available.

    7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

  • 8:00 pm
    08/03/2019

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    3005-3049 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN 46322, USA

    Directed by Alexandria Shinkan
    Assistant Directed by Alex Traina
    Choreographed by Katie Solina
    Synopsis
    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.
    Performances
    July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3 at 8 pm
    Highland Main Square Park 3001 Ridge Road, Highland, IN
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  • 7:00 pm
    08/09/2019

    451 Harrison Boulevard Valparaiso, IN 46383

    451 Harrison Boulevard Valparaiso, IN 46383

    Valparaiso Park Performance

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    • Ogden Gardens Park (map)

    Ogden Gardens Park
    451 Harrison Boulevard
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

    Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

    7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

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  • 2:00 pm
    08/17/2019

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Directed by Tonika Todorova, a Silent Theatre Company (Chicago) ensemble member and featuring live music by Elliot Taggart and set design by Grant Sabin. Keep Your Guard Up, Smitty Harbinger is an uproarious hour-long physical storytelling comedy that is too funny for words. A silent play inspired by the slapstick comedies of the 1920s with a modern sensibility that is fun for the whole family! From maintaining the guard booth and lift gates to pratfalls, avoiding bees and redirecting traffic, this play has a bit of everything that can conceivably go wrong on the job of a solitary booth operator, Smitty Harbinger, while he attempts to deal with and overcome every challenging situation before he smitties everything up.

    Performance times for Keep Your Guard Up, Smitty Harbinger are Saturday, August 17 at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday, August 18 at 2pm at Beatniks on Conkey. Tickets are $15.00 and $10.00 for students/youth.

  • 7:30 pm
    08/17/2019

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Directed by Tonika Todorova, a Silent Theatre Company (Chicago) ensemble member and featuring live music by Elliot Taggart and set design by Grant Sabin. Keep Your Guard Up, Smitty Harbinger is an uproarious hour-long physical storytelling comedy that is too funny for words. A silent play inspired by the slapstick comedies of the 1920s with a modern sensibility that is fun for the whole family! From maintaining the guard booth and lift gates to pratfalls, avoiding bees and redirecting traffic, this play has a bit of everything that can conceivably go wrong on the job of a solitary booth operator, Smitty Harbinger, while he attempts to deal with and overcome every challenging situation before he smitties everything up.

    Performance times for Keep Your Guard Up, Smitty Harbinger are Saturday, August 17 at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday, August 18 at 2pm at Beatniks on Conkey. Tickets are $15.00 and $10.00 for students/youth.

  • 8:00 pm
    08/17/2019

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 2:00 pm
    08/18/2019

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Directed by Tonika Todorova, a Silent Theatre Company (Chicago) ensemble member and featuring live music by Elliot Taggart and set design by Grant Sabin. Keep Your Guard Up, Smitty Harbinger is an uproarious hour-long physical storytelling comedy that is too funny for words. A silent play inspired by the slapstick comedies of the 1920s with a modern sensibility that is fun for the whole family! From maintaining the guard booth and lift gates to pratfalls, avoiding bees and redirecting traffic, this play has a bit of everything that can conceivably go wrong on the job of a solitary booth operator, Smitty Harbinger, while he attempts to deal with and overcome every challenging situation before he smitties everything up.

    Performance times for Keep Your Guard Up, Smitty Harbinger are Saturday, August 17 at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday, August 18 at 2pm at Beatniks on Conkey. Tickets are $15.00 and $10.00 for students/youth.

  • 3:00 pm
    08/18/2019

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 6:00 pm
    08/23/2019

    356 W 700 N, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385

    356 W 700 N, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385

    Join RPAC for a family-fun fundraiser! Participants will have the opportunity to paint their own masterpiece. Candy will be provided.

    Participants will paint a 12″x16″ canvas that they are able to take with them at the end of the event. Cost includes supplies for the painting as well as candy for participants to snack on while painting. This is a great event for students or family pairs alike!

    Only 10 spots are available for this event! Don’t wait, reserve your spot today at https://bpt.me/4294742!

  • 7:00 pm
    08/23/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 8:00 pm
    08/23/2019

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 2:30 pm
    08/24/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 5:30 pm
    08/24/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 8:00 pm
    08/24/2019

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 8:00 pm
    08/24/2019

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVERYBODY! It’s the end of summer and we all now return the early mornings, the rush to get the kids ready for school, the writing of lesson plans, and the pure pandemonium that is education! Well, we now provide COMIC RELIEF to those who need it most – the adults!

    This show will feature acts with an education slant to them. As a token of our appreciation, educators get a DISCOUNT on admission to show our appreciation for everything you do! Get ready to laugh (and cry) when you see what happens when no child gets left behind!

    $10 general
    $8 student
    $6 educator

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  • 2:30 pm
    08/25/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 3:00 pm
    08/25/2019

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 7:00 pm
    08/30/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 8:00 pm
    08/30/2019

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for an evening of 10 Minute Plays.  Each of these plays is an Indiana premier!

    This year’s plays include:

    Frameworks
    By: Mike McGeever

    The Elimination Round
    By: Carl L. Williams

    GOODBYE ITZY-BITZY
    By Betty Robinson

    Budget Airlines Flight 711
    By: Bruce Guelden

    172 PUSH-UPS
    by Scott Mullen

    You Haven’t Changed a Bit
    By Donna Hoke

    About Time
    By Robin Baron

    Office Hours
    by Bryan Harnetiaux

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  • 2:30 pm
    08/31/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 5:30 pm
    08/31/2019

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

  • 8:00 pm
    08/31/2019

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

    Join us for an evening of 10 Minute Plays.  Each of these plays is an Indiana premier!

    This year’s plays include:

    Frameworks
    By: Mike McGeever

    The Elimination Round
    By: Carl L. Williams

    GOODBYE ITZY-BITZY
    By Betty Robinson

    Budget Airlines Flight 711
    By: Bruce Guelden

    172 PUSH-UPS
    by Scott Mullen

    You Haven’t Changed a Bit
    By Donna Hoke

    About Time
    By Robin Baron

    Office Hours
    by Bryan Harnetiaux

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August 23 - August 29
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    Candy and Canvas Night

    6:00 pm
    08/23/2019
    356 W 700 N, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
    356 W 700 N, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385

    Join RPAC for a family-fun fundraiser! Participants will have the opportunity to paint their own masterpiece. Candy will be provided.

    Participants will paint a 12″x16″ canvas that they are able to take with them at the end of the event. Cost includes supplies for the painting as well as candy for participants to snack on while painting. This is a great event for students or family pairs alike!

    Only 10 spots are available for this event! Don’t wait, reserve your spot today at https://bpt.me/4294742!

    A Wrinkle in Time

    7:00 pm
    08/23/2019
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    8:00 pm
    08/23/2019
    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA
    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

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    A Wrinkle in Time

    2:30 pm
    08/24/2019
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

    A Wrinkle in Time

    5:30 pm
    08/24/2019
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    8:00 pm
    08/24/2019
    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA
    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

    UnProfessional Development

    8:00 pm
    08/24/2019
    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307
    211 East St, Crown Point IN 46307

    IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVERYBODY! It’s the end of summer and we all now return the early mornings, the rush to get the kids ready for school, the writing of lesson plans, and the pure pandemonium that is education! Well, we now provide COMIC RELIEF to those who need it most – the adults!

    This show will feature acts with an education slant to them. As a token of our appreciation, educators get a DISCOUNT on admission to show our appreciation for everything you do! Get ready to laugh (and cry) when you see what happens when no child gets left behind!

    $10 general
    $8 student
    $6 educator

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    A Wrinkle in Time

    2:30 pm
    08/25/2019
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
    154 W Chicago St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    By
    Madeleine L’Engle

    Adapted by
    James Sie

    Directed by
    Kari-Anne Innes

    Assistant Director
    Jill Thomas

     

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    3:00 pm
    08/25/2019
    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA
    6617 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    No additional detail for this event.

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