NIETF presents Park Plays


Thursdays at 7 pm - Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion - Free*

NIETF presents Park Plays on Thursday evenings through September at Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion. Enjoy comedies, dramas, musicals, improv, and more in these free performances near the beach. Bring your blanket or beach chair and kick back for some great entertainment.

Performances take place at 7 pm on the west side of the Pavilion between the new comfort station and the beach. In case of inclement weather, performances will take place at Wilson Shelter.

*No additional admission charged for performance. State Park per car gate fee still applies.

June 14: Summer Selections

Dunes Arts Foundation will present scenes and songs in a cabaret style from their summer musicals including The Spitfire Grill, Man of La Mancha, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

July 12 & 19: MakeShift Up

MakeShift Up Improv will make up scenes from audience suggestions in this variety short-form improv event

August 9 & 23: Hamlet

William Shakespeare's classic performed by the Gary Shakespeare Company

August 16: Camping with Henry and Tom

In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding took a camping trip together into the Maryland woods to escape civilization; what they couldn't escape was each other. Inspired by an actual event, Camping with Henry and Tom is an exploration of friendship, politics and leadership; a comedic and dramatic clash of two great minds and one great heart of the twentieth century.

Are you a group that would like to perform?

Groups are welcome to apply for performance availability through the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation.