Dunes Summer Theatre

Location:288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

Upcoming events

  • 06/29/2017 7:00 pm - 07/02/2017 6:00 pm

    Successful TV actor Andrew Rally struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, while dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity. To complicate matters, Andrew is also playing host to the ghost of the late legendary actor John Barrymore, who has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing the young star to accept the role of Hamlet. Barrymore proves to be very convincing, especially after an animated sword fight. But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a new role in a high-paying television pilot, the young star is conflicted. Will Andrew go for the the big pay day or risk facing the same dilemma that haunts Barrymore beyond his grave?

  • 07/20/2017 7:00 pm - 07/23/2017 6:00 pm

    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

    Directed by Shawn Stengel

    July 20 through July 30
    Performances are Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 6 PM

    Celebrating his 35th birthday, a still single Robert struggles with committing to a steady relationship, let alone marriage. He juggles three girlfriends and is often in the company of five couples who are his best friends. Robert's trying to determine if he would be happier married or if he should remain single. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, thoughtful conversations, and astute observations, Robert comes to understand the pros and cons of 'living till death do you part'. The original production of Company was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards and won six.

  • 07/27/2017 7:00 pm - 07/30/2017 6:00 pm

    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

    Directed by Shawn Stengel

    July 20 through July 30
    Performances are Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 6 PM

    Celebrating his 35th birthday, a still single Robert struggles with committing to a steady relationship, let alone marriage. He juggles three girlfriends and is often in the company of five couples who are his best friends. Robert's trying to determine if he would be happier married or if he should remain single. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, thoughtful conversations, and astute observations, Robert comes to understand the pros and cons of 'living till death do you part'. The original production of Company was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards and won six.

  • 08/10/2017 7:00 pm - 08/13/2017 6:00 pm

    A Play by Agatha Christie

    August 10 through 20
    Performances are Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 6 PM

    A group of strangers, one of whom is a murderer, is stranded in a boarding house during a fierce snowstorm. Suspects include a couple who run the house, a curious spinster, an architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man, and a jurist who makes everyone miserable. They are soon joined by a policeman who arrives on skis. The policeman no sooner arrives when the jurist and two others are murdered. The ever-diligent policeman probes the background of everyone present and rattles a lot of skeletons. A big crowd pleaser, The Mousetrap is the longest running play in the world.

  • 08/17/2017 7:00 pm - 08/20/2017 6:00 pm

    A Play by Agatha Christie

    August 10 through 20
    Performances are Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 6 PM

    A group of strangers, one of whom is a murderer, is stranded in a boarding house during a fierce snowstorm. Suspects include a couple who run the house, a curious spinster, an architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man, and a jurist who makes everyone miserable. They are soon joined by a policeman who arrives on skis. The policeman no sooner arrives when the jurist and two others are murdered. The ever-diligent policeman probes the background of everyone present and rattles a lot of skeletons. A big crowd pleaser, The Mousetrap is the longest running play in the world.

  • 08/24/2017 7:00 pm - 08/24/2017 7:00 pm

    A Play by Jason Miller

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    August 24 and September 2

    Staged Readings on Thursday and Saturday  7PM

    Considered by far the best stage and screen actor of all time, John Barrymore returns to the theatre as a ghost. The gods have sentenced Barrymore to this penance for abandoning theater and squandering his talents in the pursuit of fame and greed.  Barrymore painfully and humorously disputes these assertions as he examines his life. He chronicles his climb as the finest classical actor of his generation; his rise to movie stardom; his compassionate relationships to his sister Ethel and his brother Lionel; and the explosive debacles of his four marriages. Barrymore's Ghost serves up great wit, terror, agony and hope, as a truly legendary character explores the truths and deceptions of an extraordinary life.

  • 08/25/2017 7:00 pm - 08/27/2017 6:00 pm

    A Play by A. R. Gurney

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    August 25 – 27 and August 31; September 1 and 3
    Performances on Thursday/Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 6 PM

    Andy and Melissa, two childhood friends now grown, reminisce on their love and friendship through letters written over the years, beginning with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Their letters chronicle Andy's foray into the military and rise to the U.S. Senate, and Melissa's failed marriage and downward spiral into a world of gigolos and booze. Forever romantically attached, Andy's and Melissa's letters reveal a love that will never be lost. Love Letters was a Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist.

  • 08/31/2017 7:00 pm - 09/01/2017 7:00 pm

    A Play by A. R. Gurney

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    August 25 – 27 and August 31; September 1 and 3
    Performances on Thursday/Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 6 PM

    Andy and Melissa, two childhood friends now grown, reminisce on their love and friendship through letters written over the years, beginning with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Their letters chronicle Andy's foray into the military and rise to the U.S. Senate, and Melissa's failed marriage and downward spiral into a world of gigolos and booze. Forever romantically attached, Andy's and Melissa's letters reveal a love that will never be lost. Love Letters was a Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist.

  • 09/02/2017 7:00 pm - 09/02/2017 7:00 pm

    A Play by Jason Miller

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    August 24 and September 2

    Staged Readings on Thursday and Saturday  7PM

    Considered by far the best stage and screen actor of all time, John Barrymore returns to the theatre as a ghost. The gods have sentenced Barrymore to this penance for abandoning theater and squandering his talents in the pursuit of fame and greed.  Barrymore painfully and humorously disputes these assertions as he examines his life. He chronicles his climb as the finest classical actor of his generation; his rise to movie stardom; his compassionate relationships to his sister Ethel and his brother Lionel; and the explosive debacles of his four marriages. Barrymore's Ghost serves up great wit, terror, agony and hope, as a truly legendary character explores the truths and deceptions of an extraordinary life.

  • 09/03/2017 6:00 pm - 09/03/2017 6:00 pm

    A Play by A. R. Gurney

    Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

    August 25 – 27 and August 31; September 1 and 3
    Performances on Thursday/Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 6 PM

    Andy and Melissa, two childhood friends now grown, reminisce on their love and friendship through letters written over the years, beginning with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Their letters chronicle Andy's foray into the military and rise to the U.S. Senate, and Melissa's failed marriage and downward spiral into a world of gigolos and booze. Forever romantically attached, Andy's and Melissa's letters reveal a love that will never be lost. Love Letters was a Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist.