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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!

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  • 7:00 pm
    02/04/2021
    JKLMprov performs a series of unscripted scenes based off interviews with authors, writers, and artists. The theme of interviews in January are authors. Every show features a new interview and a completely set of improv.
    Authors being interviewed include:
    – John Chen
    – Karen Cimms
    – Lisa Clark O’Neill
    – Theresa Carle-Sanders
    All shows are streaming live at http://facebook.com/improductionsllc/live and other locations.
    JKLMprov are:
    – John Lattuada
    – Kate Wiersema
    – Lori Ryser
    – Marc Ryser
    Virtual tickets can be purchased at http://improductionsllc.com/calendar. Suggested donation is $5.

    You can find out more about JKLMprov on their Facebook group:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/374030280351939
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  • 7:00 pm
    02/05/2021
    Where is the first place you go when reading a headline from your local news source? THE COMMENTS!!! That’s where this show starts.
    Join us as we explore the rich backstories of the people you might know that are making ridiculous comments online and see what drove them to share their innermost thoughts with the world!
    Featuring:
    – Jessica Kent
    – Vessy Mink
    – Brian Sebby
    – Ron Szanyi
    – Lisa Szanyi
    Directed by Nelson Velazquez
    Produced by Improductions, LLC
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  • 7:00 pm
    02/12/2021
    Where is the first place you go when reading a headline from your local news source? THE COMMENTS!!! That’s where this show starts.
    Join us as we explore the rich backstories of the people you might know that are making ridiculous comments online and see what drove them to share their innermost thoughts with the world!
    Featuring:
    – Jessica Kent
    – Vessy Mink
    – Brian Sebby
    – Ron Szanyi
    – Lisa Szanyi
    Directed by Nelson Velazquez
    Produced by Improductions, LLC
  • 9:00 pm
    02/12/2021

    Both love and improv are all about relationships. Two improvisers delve into what makes real relationships work through the lens of improv

    How can “Yes And” make your relationship better (or worse)? Can object work be a way to communicate with your partner? Can volunteering your theatre-adverse mate to participate in an improv show be a good move? Find out!
    If you’ve got a relationship question you’d like to hear us talk about, please DM Nelson Velazquez, the Improductions, LLC page, or email me at nelson@improductionsllc.com. All submitter information will be kept confidential.
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  • 6:30 pm
    02/14/2021

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  • 7:00 pm
    02/14/2021

    When you’ve been married as long as Ron and Lisa Szanyi have, things tend to get interesting. Watch them improvise scenes based on your suggestions the only way a married couple can by exploring what issues a relationship has to weather so that love can continue and blossom. By improvising it online, it saves them a lot of money cuz, hey, it’s Cheaper than Marriage counseling!

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  • 7:00 pm
    02/19/2021
    Where is the first place you go when reading a headline from your local news source? THE COMMENTS!!! That’s where this show starts.
    Join us as we explore the rich backstories of the people you might know that are making ridiculous comments online and see what drove them to share their innermost thoughts with the world!
    Featuring:
    – Jessica Kent
    – Vessy Mink
    – Brian Sebby
    – Ron Szanyi
    – Lisa Szanyi
    Directed by Nelson Velazquez
    Produced by Improductions, LLC
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  • 7:00 pm
    02/26/2021
    A young, hungry writer in Hollywood finally has his chance to pitch his original ideas for movies, television shows, and commercials to a major producer. The writer’s ideas come to life on stage as he tries to sell one — just one — of his many wacky ideas. Consider (and laugh) as the writer presents previews of a big-budget movie entitled “Thumb Wars”; a reality show about mailmen called “Going Postal”; a game show with the revolting title “Guess What I Just Ate for Dinner”; and even a commercial for a new sports drink called “H2MayO: The First Drinkable Mayonnaise.” This fast-paced comedic one act will put you in the producer’s shoes as they watch pitch after hilarious pitch go down in flames.

    TICKETING FOR “THE PITCH”


    Our performances will be February 26th, 27th, 28th. We will be announcing on February 22nd what type of production we will be having. We are hoping to have an in-person production; but we may also be forced into a virtual production. Either way, we will be streaming our production the same weekend.

    ​FOR IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES:
    The 26th and 27th will be at 7PM, and the 28th will be at 2PM. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door. No advance sales will be made for the in-person performances. Tickets will be $7.00 and is general seating. We will also be streaming the production for the weekend. If you are looking to watch the stream; be see the information below.

    FOR STREAMING PERFORMANCES:
    If you are choosing to stream the production instead of coming in person; you can purchase your streaming pass right now! The link below will take you to our ticket purchasing site. When you buy your stream; you will be able to watch the show anytime you wish from 1 AM Friday the 26th until 11 PM Sunday the 28th. There is no specific time; it is whenever you want to tune in. Your $10 streaming charge covers your whole house, and you SHOULD NOT purchase multiple streams for multiple members of family in your household that will watch the show with you. There is also a processing fee that will be added to your ticket; this is a cost from the ticketing agency for Credit Card Fees. If you don’t want to purchase your streaming ticket now; you will be able to purchase it until 10PM on Sunday the 28th of February; so you don’t have to stress about what happens if we go full virtual.

    If you have any questions about ticketing or are unsure what you need or should do; please email Mr. Hanaway at jhanaway@union.k12.in.us

    THE LINK BELOW IS ONLY FOR STREAMING TICKETS; NOT FOR IN-PERSON TICKETS

    https://www.bearcattheatre.org/winter-production.html
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  • 7:00 pm
    02/27/2021
    THE GRID is BACK for 2021! Short-form improv performed at it’s finest based off YOUR SUGGESTIONS!
    Featuring:
    – Millie Arocho
    – Bobbi Borush
    – Angela Heid
    – Megan Powell
    – Susan Swarner
    – Lisa Szanyi
    – Ron Szanyi
    – Nelson Velazquez
    Please consider donating $5 or more at http://improductionsllc.com/donate!
  • 7:00 pm
    02/27/2021
    A young, hungry writer in Hollywood finally has his chance to pitch his original ideas for movies, television shows, and commercials to a major producer. The writer’s ideas come to life on stage as he tries to sell one — just one — of his many wacky ideas. Consider (and laugh) as the writer presents previews of a big-budget movie entitled “Thumb Wars”; a reality show about mailmen called “Going Postal”; a game show with the revolting title “Guess What I Just Ate for Dinner”; and even a commercial for a new sports drink called “H2MayO: The First Drinkable Mayonnaise.” This fast-paced comedic one act will put you in the producer’s shoes as they watch pitch after hilarious pitch go down in flames.

    TICKETING FOR “THE PITCH”


    Our performances will be February 26th, 27th, 28th. We will be announcing on February 22nd what type of production we will be having. We are hoping to have an in-person production; but we may also be forced into a virtual production. Either way, we will be streaming our production the same weekend.

    ​FOR IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES:
    The 26th and 27th will be at 7PM, and the 28th will be at 2PM. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door. No advance sales will be made for the in-person performances. Tickets will be $7.00 and is general seating. We will also be streaming the production for the weekend. If you are looking to watch the stream; be see the information below.

    FOR STREAMING PERFORMANCES:
    If you are choosing to stream the production instead of coming in person; you can purchase your streaming pass right now! The link below will take you to our ticket purchasing site. When you buy your stream; you will be able to watch the show anytime you wish from 1 AM Friday the 26th until 11 PM Sunday the 28th. There is no specific time; it is whenever you want to tune in. Your $10 streaming charge covers your whole house, and you SHOULD NOT purchase multiple streams for multiple members of family in your household that will watch the show with you. There is also a processing fee that will be added to your ticket; this is a cost from the ticketing agency for Credit Card Fees. If you don’t want to purchase your streaming ticket now; you will be able to purchase it until 10PM on Sunday the 28th of February; so you don’t have to stress about what happens if we go full virtual.

    If you have any questions about ticketing or are unsure what you need or should do; please email Mr. Hanaway at jhanaway@union.k12.in.us

    THE LINK BELOW IS ONLY FOR STREAMING TICKETS; NOT FOR IN-PERSON TICKETS

    https://www.bearcattheatre.org/winter-production.html
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  • 2:00 pm
    02/28/2021
    A young, hungry writer in Hollywood finally has his chance to pitch his original ideas for movies, television shows, and commercials to a major producer. The writer’s ideas come to life on stage as he tries to sell one — just one — of his many wacky ideas. Consider (and laugh) as the writer presents previews of a big-budget movie entitled “Thumb Wars”; a reality show about mailmen called “Going Postal”; a game show with the revolting title “Guess What I Just Ate for Dinner”; and even a commercial for a new sports drink called “H2MayO: The First Drinkable Mayonnaise.” This fast-paced comedic one act will put you in the producer’s shoes as they watch pitch after hilarious pitch go down in flames.

    TICKETING FOR “THE PITCH”


    Our performances will be February 26th, 27th, 28th. We will be announcing on February 22nd what type of production we will be having. We are hoping to have an in-person production; but we may also be forced into a virtual production. Either way, we will be streaming our production the same weekend.

    ​FOR IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES:
    The 26th and 27th will be at 7PM, and the 28th will be at 2PM. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door. No advance sales will be made for the in-person performances. Tickets will be $7.00 and is general seating. We will also be streaming the production for the weekend. If you are looking to watch the stream; be see the information below.

    FOR STREAMING PERFORMANCES:
    If you are choosing to stream the production instead of coming in person; you can purchase your streaming pass right now! The link below will take you to our ticket purchasing site. When you buy your stream; you will be able to watch the show anytime you wish from 1 AM Friday the 26th until 11 PM Sunday the 28th. There is no specific time; it is whenever you want to tune in. Your $10 streaming charge covers your whole house, and you SHOULD NOT purchase multiple streams for multiple members of family in your household that will watch the show with you. There is also a processing fee that will be added to your ticket; this is a cost from the ticketing agency for Credit Card Fees. If you don’t want to purchase your streaming ticket now; you will be able to purchase it until 10PM on Sunday the 28th of February; so you don’t have to stress about what happens if we go full virtual.

    If you have any questions about ticketing or are unsure what you need or should do; please email Mr. Hanaway at jhanaway@union.k12.in.us

    THE LINK BELOW IS ONLY FOR STREAMING TICKETS; NOT FOR IN-PERSON TICKETS

    https://www.bearcattheatre.org/winter-production.html
      

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    The Pitch

    7:00 pm
    02/26/2021
    A young, hungry writer in Hollywood finally has his chance to pitch his original ideas for movies, television shows, and commercials to a major producer. The writer’s ideas come to life on stage as he tries to sell one — just one — of his many wacky ideas. Consider (and laugh) as the writer presents previews of a big-budget movie entitled “Thumb Wars”; a reality show about mailmen called “Going Postal”; a game show with the revolting title “Guess What I Just Ate for Dinner”; and even a commercial for a new sports drink called “H2MayO: The First Drinkable Mayonnaise.” This fast-paced comedic one act will put you in the producer’s shoes as they watch pitch after hilarious pitch go down in flames.

    TICKETING FOR “THE PITCH”


    Our performances will be February 26th, 27th, 28th. We will be announcing on February 22nd what type of production we will be having. We are hoping to have an in-person production; but we may also be forced into a virtual production. Either way, we will be streaming our production the same weekend.

    ​FOR IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES:
    The 26th and 27th will be at 7PM, and the 28th will be at 2PM. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door. No advance sales will be made for the in-person performances. Tickets will be $7.00 and is general seating. We will also be streaming the production for the weekend. If you are looking to watch the stream; be see the information below.

    FOR STREAMING PERFORMANCES:
    If you are choosing to stream the production instead of coming in person; you can purchase your streaming pass right now! The link below will take you to our ticket purchasing site. When you buy your stream; you will be able to watch the show anytime you wish from 1 AM Friday the 26th until 11 PM Sunday the 28th. There is no specific time; it is whenever you want to tune in. Your $10 streaming charge covers your whole house, and you SHOULD NOT purchase multiple streams for multiple members of family in your household that will watch the show with you. There is also a processing fee that will be added to your ticket; this is a cost from the ticketing agency for Credit Card Fees. If you don’t want to purchase your streaming ticket now; you will be able to purchase it until 10PM on Sunday the 28th of February; so you don’t have to stress about what happens if we go full virtual.

    If you have any questions about ticketing or are unsure what you need or should do; please email Mr. Hanaway at jhanaway@union.k12.in.us

    THE LINK BELOW IS ONLY FOR STREAMING TICKETS; NOT FOR IN-PERSON TICKETS

    https://www.bearcattheatre.org/winter-production.html
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    The Grid: 2021

    7:00 pm
    02/27/2021
    THE GRID is BACK for 2021! Short-form improv performed at it’s finest based off YOUR SUGGESTIONS!
    Featuring:
    – Millie Arocho
    – Bobbi Borush
    – Angela Heid
    – Megan Powell
    – Susan Swarner
    – Lisa Szanyi
    – Ron Szanyi
    – Nelson Velazquez
    Please consider donating $5 or more at http://improductionsllc.com/donate!

    The Pitch

    7:00 pm
    02/27/2021
    A young, hungry writer in Hollywood finally has his chance to pitch his original ideas for movies, television shows, and commercials to a major producer. The writer’s ideas come to life on stage as he tries to sell one — just one — of his many wacky ideas. Consider (and laugh) as the writer presents previews of a big-budget movie entitled “Thumb Wars”; a reality show about mailmen called “Going Postal”; a game show with the revolting title “Guess What I Just Ate for Dinner”; and even a commercial for a new sports drink called “H2MayO: The First Drinkable Mayonnaise.” This fast-paced comedic one act will put you in the producer’s shoes as they watch pitch after hilarious pitch go down in flames.

    TICKETING FOR “THE PITCH”


    Our performances will be February 26th, 27th, 28th. We will be announcing on February 22nd what type of production we will be having. We are hoping to have an in-person production; but we may also be forced into a virtual production. Either way, we will be streaming our production the same weekend.

    ​FOR IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES:
    The 26th and 27th will be at 7PM, and the 28th will be at 2PM. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door. No advance sales will be made for the in-person performances. Tickets will be $7.00 and is general seating. We will also be streaming the production for the weekend. If you are looking to watch the stream; be see the information below.

    FOR STREAMING PERFORMANCES:
    If you are choosing to stream the production instead of coming in person; you can purchase your streaming pass right now! The link below will take you to our ticket purchasing site. When you buy your stream; you will be able to watch the show anytime you wish from 1 AM Friday the 26th until 11 PM Sunday the 28th. There is no specific time; it is whenever you want to tune in. Your $10 streaming charge covers your whole house, and you SHOULD NOT purchase multiple streams for multiple members of family in your household that will watch the show with you. There is also a processing fee that will be added to your ticket; this is a cost from the ticketing agency for Credit Card Fees. If you don’t want to purchase your streaming ticket now; you will be able to purchase it until 10PM on Sunday the 28th of February; so you don’t have to stress about what happens if we go full virtual.

    If you have any questions about ticketing or are unsure what you need or should do; please email Mr. Hanaway at jhanaway@union.k12.in.us

    THE LINK BELOW IS ONLY FOR STREAMING TICKETS; NOT FOR IN-PERSON TICKETS

    https://www.bearcattheatre.org/winter-production.html
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    The Pitch

    2:00 pm
    02/28/2021
    A young, hungry writer in Hollywood finally has his chance to pitch his original ideas for movies, television shows, and commercials to a major producer. The writer’s ideas come to life on stage as he tries to sell one — just one — of his many wacky ideas. Consider (and laugh) as the writer presents previews of a big-budget movie entitled “Thumb Wars”; a reality show about mailmen called “Going Postal”; a game show with the revolting title “Guess What I Just Ate for Dinner”; and even a commercial for a new sports drink called “H2MayO: The First Drinkable Mayonnaise.” This fast-paced comedic one act will put you in the producer’s shoes as they watch pitch after hilarious pitch go down in flames.

    TICKETING FOR “THE PITCH”


    Our performances will be February 26th, 27th, 28th. We will be announcing on February 22nd what type of production we will be having. We are hoping to have an in-person production; but we may also be forced into a virtual production. Either way, we will be streaming our production the same weekend.

    ​FOR IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES:
    The 26th and 27th will be at 7PM, and the 28th will be at 2PM. You will be able to purchase tickets at the door. No advance sales will be made for the in-person performances. Tickets will be $7.00 and is general seating. We will also be streaming the production for the weekend. If you are looking to watch the stream; be see the information below.

    FOR STREAMING PERFORMANCES:
    If you are choosing to stream the production instead of coming in person; you can purchase your streaming pass right now! The link below will take you to our ticket purchasing site. When you buy your stream; you will be able to watch the show anytime you wish from 1 AM Friday the 26th until 11 PM Sunday the 28th. There is no specific time; it is whenever you want to tune in. Your $10 streaming charge covers your whole house, and you SHOULD NOT purchase multiple streams for multiple members of family in your household that will watch the show with you. There is also a processing fee that will be added to your ticket; this is a cost from the ticketing agency for Credit Card Fees. If you don’t want to purchase your streaming ticket now; you will be able to purchase it until 10PM on Sunday the 28th of February; so you don’t have to stress about what happens if we go full virtual.

    If you have any questions about ticketing or are unsure what you need or should do; please email Mr. Hanaway at jhanaway@union.k12.in.us

    THE LINK BELOW IS ONLY FOR STREAMING TICKETS; NOT FOR IN-PERSON TICKETS

    https://www.bearcattheatre.org/winter-production.html
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