HART’s “The Taming of the Shrew” at White River State Park
Daily Event: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)
HART’s outdoor Shakespeare productions happen in White River State Park with the beautiful White River as our backdrop. Our lovely amphitheater is nestled between the bridge that leads to the Indianapolis Zoo on one side and the canal located in front of the NCAA on the other side.
For the first time this year, we are offering reservations for premium seating. A limited number of tables with chairs are available on Celebration Plaza overlooking the stage and lawn. Patrons can purchase a whole table (4 seats) or individual table seats at $25 each. Tickets include a surprise goodie and the opportunity to meet with cast members after the show.
Pre-show activities include music, food trucks, beverage sales, and free lawn seating and begin at 6:30pm. Bring a picnic or enjoy sampling Indy Food Trucks Duos, Scratch, Nicey Treats, Taco Lassi, and Spice Box, parked at White River State Park’s Celebration Plaza. Play begins at 8 pm. No reservations needed for lawn seating; lawn chairs will be available free.
White River State Park Underground Parking Garage entrance: between 500 West Washington St (Eiteljorg Museum) and 650 West Washington St (Indiana State Museum).
Thanks to grants from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and the Lilly Endowment, professional summer Shakespeare returns in August to White River State Park. Heartland Actors' Repertory Theatre has staged free productions in the park every year except one since 2008.
The Lawn at White River State Park
Heartland Actors' Repertory Theater
Dedicated to achieving artistic excellence – while nurturing and showcasing the work of the finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights – in a relevant manner – accessible to all people.
Focusing on a wide range of dramatic styles, Heartland Actors encourage audiences to understand the breadth of dramatic literature, from the classical to the most contemporary, and to develop an appreciation for the art of live theatre. Through our resident professional company, we strive to inspire, challenge, amaze, educate, excite, empower, and connect artists and audiences.