All You Need to Know About Coming to The Tempest!


“Oh Ferdinand, where should people park when they come and see us in The Tempest?”
“Dear Miranda, I have much to say about parking and logistics! Here’s the scoop:

Parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage located at 801 West Washington. The entrance is right between the Eiteljorg Museum and the Indiana State Museum. This year, pay on your way in for quick, easy exiting after the show.”

“How much does the parking cost, Ferdinand?”
“On Thursday July 31st and Friday Aug 1st, parking is $5.
On Saturday Aug 2nd, parking is $6 because there is an Indians Game at 7pm.
Please note there will be extra traffic that evening, Miranda, from the Indians Game as well as the Indy Eleven home game at 7:30pm.”

“Where will people find us?”
“Once you have parked the car, exit the western pedestrian staircase, stroll west, past the NCAA, and there you’ll find the beautiful amphitheatre with the lovely White River and Old Washington Street Bridge serving as our backdrop.”

“Ferdinand, what if people don’t like sitting on a rock like us?”
“Why, Miranda, free lawn chairs are available! Or people may bring a blanket!
Just remember, taller lawn chairs shall sit in the back rows!”

“Got it, Ferdinand! What is our running time again?”
“Our whole performance is two hours, including intermission, Miranda.”

“What if I am hungry or thirsty?”
“Miranda, no worries! You may bring your own picnic basket and beverages or you may purchase delectable food and drinks from the Indy Food Trucks, Sun King Brewery, Rettig Hill Winery and Satek Winery.”

“That sounds fantastic, Ferdinand! See you at the park!”
“I wouldn’t miss it for the world, Miranda!”

Photo by: Julie Curry
Miranda: Zoe Turner
Ferdinand: Ross Percell

Premium Seats Now Available for The Tempest!

final poster (1)Would you like to watch the show from a seat at a table with an excellent view of the stage?

Then get your Premium Seats today!

There are a limited number of two or eight person tables available. Don’t have a large enough group to fill a table? No problem! Purchase a portion of a table and make some new friends at the show!

Preview July 31st – $15

Performances August 1st and 2nd – $25

Tickets Available Here

Thank You to Our Amazing Sponsors!

HART is honored to have the support of the following foundations.

Without their help the work we do would not be possible!

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HART announces The Tempest: July 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, 2014

HARTShrew8-10-13 115Shakespeare returns to White River State Park!
Join us as we celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with our production of
The Tempest
Preview performance Thursday July 31st
Performances Friday August 1st & Saturday August 2nd
Preshow Bands, Indy Food Trucks, Sun King Beer & Rettig Hill Winery at 6:00 pm
The Tempest begins at 8:00 pm



Thank You!

Photo by Julie Curry

Thank you to all who supported HART’s 2013 production of The Taming of the Shrew!

Although the production may seem a distant memory…our HART hearts are still filled with joy for the opportunity to share quality theatre with our audiences in beautiful downtown Indianapolis.

A special thank you to all of our individual donors, our corporate supporters and to our foundation supporters for all you are doing to make free Shakespeare in downtown Indy one of our city’s yearly cultural offerings.

Deep appreciation goes to the Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF Affiliate; Lilly Endowment; and, the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation in honor of the children and families of Christel House.


Announcing Premium Seats for Taming of the Shrew!

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Would you like to watch HART’s production of The Taming of the Shrew from the comfort of a seat at a table?? We have a limited number of 4-person tables available for purchase. Patrons can purchase a whole table or just 1-3 seats and make some new friends! Seats are $25 each.

The tables have a great view of the stage and come with some extra goodies. Also, you’ll be able to meet cast members after the show!

For more info, please go to our Eventbrite page.

-Poster design by the amazing Hali Bickford

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