Ivy Tech sets marionette show at its Michigan City Campus

MICHIGAN CITY – Looking for some family fun? Come to the free marionette show by renowned puppeteer Ralph Kipness at Ivy Tech Community College’s Michigan City campus on Tuesday, April 23.

The theme of the show, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the campus library, is “Circus Around the World.” Popcorn, cookies and face painting will round out the evening.

The event is hosted by the campus chapter of Kappa Beta Delta and the campus library, with support from Phi Theta Kappa and the campus Culinary Department.

All members of the community are welcome.

‘Nooses Off’ coming to MCHS

MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Theatre Department will be presenting ‘Nooses Off,’ a play-wthin-a-play whodunit starting April 26.

The play revolves around the breakdown of an amateur theater company’s murder mystery production on opening night. The props are few or nonexistent (one suitcase has to do the work of nine), the actors aren’t getting their costumes, romances are breaking down, and cast members learn the play itself might be a rip off of Agatha Christie’s “10 Little Indians.” And the audience gets to see the behind the scenes mayhem.

Performance dates are April 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., and April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each for students and children, $10 each for adults.

Michigan City High School is located at 8466 W. Pahs Road.

Acting class for youth & teens

MICHIANA SHORES — Dunes Summer Theatre is presenting acting classes for both youth and teens this summer.

n Youth 8 to 12, Tues. and Thurs. 10-Noon

n Teens 13 to 18, Mon. and Wed. 10-Noon

Classes run from July 1 with a Student Showcase on Aug. 5​

Tito Sanchez-Williams, a graduate of the New School of Drama in NYC with a Master or Fine Arts in Acting, returns this summer to teach the Youth and Teen Acting Classes. In these 5 week, fun-packed courses, young actors will learn skills to help them listen, focus, and find their inner voice. Using proven techniques and fun theatre games, students will discover the elements of a script, how a play is “blocked,” working with props, and the ins-and-outs of the rehearsal process – all culminating in a showcase of 10 minute plays on Aug. 5 starting at 10 a.m.

During this summer program your young actor can develop their creative abilities, learn team work required for performing, vocal projection, articulation, timing, improve their listening and memorization skills, confidence and grace. The summer culminates in a showcase celebrating your young actor’s new found talents. Each class is limited to 12 students, so reserve your spot early. Price: $125

For more information, visit www.dunesartsfoundation.org or call the Box/Admin Office at 219-879-7509.

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