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!

Taming of the Shrew 2013

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.


“A rose by any other name…”

shakespeare canal

The Merchant of Venice (2008)

HART’s Shakespeare series has been known as “Shakespeare on the Canal”…but should we find another name?

We have been known as Shakespeare on the Canal over these past years…. (more…)

Lou Harry on HART

Much Ado

Much Ado About Nothing (2009)

Professional Shakespeare in the park to returneth this summer

Lou Harry
June 4, 2013

Thanks to grants from the Central Indiana Community Foundation and Lilly Endowment, professional summer Shakespeare will return in August to White River State Park. (more…)

Othello preview in the Indianapolis Star

Michael SheltonCheck out a preview of the show in the Indianapolis Star, with an interview of director (and HART artistic director) Michael Shelton.


Heartland Actors’ Shakespeare on the Canal at White River State Park Returns!

It’s official!

We’re returning to White River State Park this July with an incredible cast and one of Shakespeare’s most iconic works.

Click to read below!

OTHELLO press release