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 28 years in 2020!

Upcoming Shows

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  • 8:00 pm
    06/04/2021
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Making GOD Laugh by Sean Grennan

     

    Synopsis: Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. This play is funny and heart warming both comedy and tragedy of real life.

     

    covid-19 protocol will be observed per Indiana’s guidelines

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  • 7:00 pm
    06/05/2021
    THE GRID is BACK for 2021! Short-form improv performed at its finest based on YOUR SUGGESTIONS!
    Please consider donating $5 or more at http://improductionsllc.com/donate!
  • 8:00 pm
    06/05/2021
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Making GOD Laugh by Sean Grennan

     

    Synopsis: Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. This play is funny and heart warming both comedy and tragedy of real life.

     

    covid-19 protocol will be observed per Indiana’s guidelines

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  • 2:00 pm
    06/06/2021
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Making GOD Laugh by Sean Grennan

     

    Synopsis: Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. This play is funny and heart warming both comedy and tragedy of real life.

     

    covid-19 protocol will be observed per Indiana’s guidelines

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  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/11/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

  • 7:30 pm
    06/11/2021
    1200 Spring Street, Michigan City, IN 46360

    Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far North, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

  • 8:00 pm
    06/11/2021
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Making GOD Laugh by Sean Grennan

     

    Synopsis: Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. This play is funny and heart warming both comedy and tragedy of real life.

     

    covid-19 protocol will be observed per Indiana’s guidelines

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  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/12/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

  • 7:00 pm
    06/12/2021
    THE GRID is BACK for 2021! Short-form improv performed at its finest based on YOUR SUGGESTIONS!
    Please consider donating $5 or more at http://improductionsllc.com/donate!
  • 7:30 pm
    06/12/2021
    1200 Spring Street, Michigan City, IN 46360

    Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far North, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

  • 8:00 pm
    06/12/2021
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Making GOD Laugh by Sean Grennan

     

    Synopsis: Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. This play is funny and heart warming both comedy and tragedy of real life.

     

    covid-19 protocol will be observed per Indiana’s guidelines

13
  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/13/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

  • 2:00 pm
    06/13/2021
    1200 Spring Street, Michigan City, IN 46360

    Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far North, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

  • 2:00 pm
    06/13/2021
    418 Conkey St, Hammond, IN 46324, USA

    Making GOD Laugh by Sean Grennan

     

    Synopsis: Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. This play is funny and heart warming both comedy and tragedy of real life.

     

    covid-19 protocol will be observed per Indiana’s guidelines

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  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/14/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

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  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/15/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

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  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/16/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

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  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/17/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

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  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/18/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

  • 7:30 pm
    06/18/2021
    1200 Spring Street, Michigan City, IN 46360

    Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far North, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

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  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/19/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

  • 7:00 pm
    06/19/2021
    THE GRID is BACK for 2021! Short-form improv performed at its finest based on YOUR SUGGESTIONS!
    Please consider donating $5 or more at http://improductionsllc.com/donate!
  • 7:30 pm
    06/19/2021
    1200 Spring Street, Michigan City, IN 46360

    Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far North, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

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  • 1:00 am-11:00 pm
    06/20/2021-06/20/2021

    The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) is proud to introduce the inaugural Third Coast Theatre Fest, June 11-20, 2021. Due to the Covid protocols in place while planning was underway, the festival will be held virtually this year meaning people from across the country can participate directly from their internet-enabled device.
    The fest features recorded, virtual, and live stream productions by a selection of NIETF member theatres including:
    • Gary Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Genesius Guild’s The Video Gamapalooza
    • Hammond Community Theatre’s The Big Bad Ugly
    • Improductions’ The Grid
    • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group’s Wedding Belles
    • Regional Performing Arts Company’s Now. Here. This.
    • Valparaiso Theatrical Company’s Mom Cole’s
    • CPCT’s Trial By Jury
    • Selections from 4th Street Theater’s 10 Minute Play Festival
    • A rebroadcast of NIETF’s Virtually Offcast revue show

    Full festival passes are available at www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org for $50 and provide watch links to all festival shows. Funds will be distributed to each participating theatre in order to help them weather the pandemic closures and reopen strong. Ticket purchasers can make additional donations to further their support.

    Most shows will be available for on-demand viewing throughout the fest June 11-20, 2021. Certain shows are only available on select days or at specific times due to licensing restrictions or due to the live streaming nature of the production. See website for full info (www.thirdcoasttheatrefest.org).

    “NIETF had been planning to launch a full-scale theatre festival last year, similar to the Chicago Theatre Week or Indy Fringe Fest, building on several years of our Theatrepalooza event,” said Becky Jascoviak, NIETF President. “Covid canceled our plans last year, but with the ongoing closures of theatre venues, we felt it critical to move forward with it this year, if even virtual. Our theatres provide critical arts resources across the region, but almost all do not qualify for any of the government support enacted over the past year. They are reliant on donations and volunteer support. The community can support these region assets with a festival pass purchase as funds will be shared with participating theatres.”

    The Third Coast Theatre Fest is produced by the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Indiana Arts Commission, GreatNews.Life, and Indiana Dunes Tourism.

  • 2:00 pm
    06/20/2021
    1200 Spring Street, Michigan City, IN 46360

    Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far North, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

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  • 7:00 pm
    06/25/2021
    Join us as Premier Performance presents MOANA JR!
    This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
    This Broadway musical is sure to impress!! Premier Performance is Northwest Indiana’s Premier Performing Arts Company!
    Community Outdoor Performance – Sunday, June 27th @ 3:00PM
    In addition to the ticketed performances above, we hope to perform one show for the community at Chesterton’s Coffee Creek Amphitheater. This performance will be free to attend, but we hope you will consider donating to our program at the gate. Bring your chairs/blankets…space is first come, first served! Performance is weather permitting & no reservations are required
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  • 4:00 pm
    06/26/2021
    Join us as Premier Performance presents MOANA JR!
    This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
    This Broadway musical is sure to impress!! Premier Performance is Northwest Indiana’s Premier Performing Arts Company!
    Community Outdoor Performance – Sunday, June 27th @ 3:00PM
    In addition to the ticketed performances above, we hope to perform one show for the community at Chesterton’s Coffee Creek Amphitheater. This performance will be free to attend, but we hope you will consider donating to our program at the gate. Bring your chairs/blankets…space is first come, first served! Performance is weather permitting & no reservations are required
  • 7:00 pm
    06/26/2021
    THE GRID is BACK for 2021! Short-form improv performed at its finest based on YOUR SUGGESTIONS!
    Please consider donating $5 or more at http://improductionsllc.com/donate!
  • 7:00 pm
    06/26/2021
    Join us as Premier Performance presents MOANA JR!
    This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
    This Broadway musical is sure to impress!! Premier Performance is Northwest Indiana’s Premier Performing Arts Company!
    Community Outdoor Performance – Sunday, June 27th @ 3:00PM
    In addition to the ticketed performances above, we hope to perform one show for the community at Chesterton’s Coffee Creek Amphitheater. This performance will be free to attend, but we hope you will consider donating to our program at the gate. Bring your chairs/blankets…space is first come, first served! Performance is weather permitting & no reservations are required
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  • 3:00 pm
    06/27/2021
    2401 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304
    Join us as Premier Performance presents MOANA JR!
    This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
    This Broadway musical is sure to impress!! Premier Performance is Northwest Indiana’s Premier Performing Arts Company!
    Community Outdoor Performance – Sunday, June 27th @ 3:00PM
    In addition to the ticketed performances above, we hope to perform one show for the community at Chesterton’s Coffee Creek Amphitheater. This performance will be free to attend, but we hope you will consider donating to our program at the gate. Bring your chairs/blankets…space is first come, first served! Performance is weather permitting & no reservations are required
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    Moana Jr

    7:00 pm
    06/25/2021
    Join us as Premier Performance presents MOANA JR!
    This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
    This Broadway musical is sure to impress!! Premier Performance is Northwest Indiana’s Premier Performing Arts Company!
    Community Outdoor Performance – Sunday, June 27th @ 3:00PM
    In addition to the ticketed performances above, we hope to perform one show for the community at Chesterton’s Coffee Creek Amphitheater. This performance will be free to attend, but we hope you will consider donating to our program at the gate. Bring your chairs/blankets…space is first come, first served! Performance is weather permitting & no reservations are required
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    Moana Jr

    4:00 pm
    06/26/2021
    Join us as Premier Performance presents MOANA JR!
    This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
    This Broadway musical is sure to impress!! Premier Performance is Northwest Indiana’s Premier Performing Arts Company!
    Community Outdoor Performance – Sunday, June 27th @ 3:00PM
    In addition to the ticketed performances above, we hope to perform one show for the community at Chesterton’s Coffee Creek Amphitheater. This performance will be free to attend, but we hope you will consider donating to our program at the gate. Bring your chairs/blankets…space is first come, first served! Performance is weather permitting & no reservations are required

    The Grid: 2021

    7:00 pm
    06/26/2021
    THE GRID is BACK for 2021! Short-form improv performed at its finest based on YOUR SUGGESTIONS!
    Please consider donating $5 or more at http://improductionsllc.com/donate!

    Moana Jr

    7:00 pm
    06/26/2021
    Join us as Premier Performance presents MOANA JR!
    This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
    This Broadway musical is sure to impress!! Premier Performance is Northwest Indiana’s Premier Performing Arts Company!
    Community Outdoor Performance – Sunday, June 27th @ 3:00PM
    In addition to the ticketed performances above, we hope to perform one show for the community at Chesterton’s Coffee Creek Amphitheater. This performance will be free to attend, but we hope you will consider donating to our program at the gate. Bring your chairs/blankets…space is first come, first served! Performance is weather permitting & no reservations are required
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    Moana Jr

    3:00 pm
    06/27/2021
    2401 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304
    Join us as Premier Performance presents MOANA JR!
    This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
    This Broadway musical is sure to impress!! Premier Performance is Northwest Indiana’s Premier Performing Arts Company!
    Community Outdoor Performance – Sunday, June 27th @ 3:00PM
    In addition to the ticketed performances above, we hope to perform one show for the community at Chesterton’s Coffee Creek Amphitheater. This performance will be free to attend, but we hope you will consider donating to our program at the gate. Bring your chairs/blankets…space is first come, first served! Performance is weather permitting & no reservations are required
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