FORT PIERCE — The Indian River State College (IRSC) Performing Arts Program welcomes audiences back to enjoy shows by the college’s storied program. New productions that range from comedies, dramas, concerts and vocal performances have been planned with precautions in place for seating at safe distances. Some productions will feature outdoor and indoor performances. A complete list of shows can be found at www.irsc.edu/student-life/arts-and-culture.
The first such show, the musical production “Triumph of Love,” took place on Feb. 18, 19 and 20. More than 300 guests were able to spread out in socially distanced comfort around the gazebo located on the Massey Campus green just outside the McAlpin Center for Performing Arts to enjoy the production.
“Many of our patrons shared with us that this was the first time they have been out to see anything since last March and expressed their appreciation for the outdoor performance,” stated Becky Shearer, IRSC Theatre Manager. “We are so pleased to know they enjoyed the new material and the remarkable talent demonstrated by our students to pull off such challenging material.”
Shows offer limited seating availability, and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Online ticket purchasing is currently not available.
To purchase tickets, or for questions about upcoming shows, visit the IRSC Box Office staff Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-220-9915.
The Following list of planned IRSC Performing Arts Program shows:
• ‘Art’ (Comedy) Tickets: $15
April 8 at 2 and 7 p.m. and April 10 at 2 p.m., McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre
What defines “good art”? When is a white square not a white square? Is our personal identity defined by our self-conception or how others perceive us? Yazmina Reza’s Tony award-winning comedy Art asks all these questions and more.
• ‘The Revolutionists’ (Drama) Tickets: $15
April 9, 10 at 7 p.m. and April 11 at 20 p.m., McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre
Playwright Lauren Gunderson creates semi-factual portraits of four very real women who lived and died through the French Revolution. Through humor, fantasy, and the magic of theatre, watch this quartet of revolutionary role-models, who most likely never actually met in real life, redefine, reimagine and reclaim the record, in the name of egalite, liberte, fraternite and... sororite!
• ‘A Vocal Montage’ (A Unique Assortment of Vocal Music, Classical and Popular) Tickets: $15
Saturday, April 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre
The IRSC Chorale presents the memorable verses of Homer (from The Odyssey), Robert Burns (in wonderful poetry saluting love and loss) and Shakespeare (in contemporary musical arrangements by composer Matthew Harris. Hear from our newest ensemble—The Company Trio, a delightful group of three female vocalists, who offer selections from American popular music heritage in this memorable experience.
• ‘An Instrumental Music Gala for All!’ Tickets not required
April 20 and 22, 12:15 to 5:30 p.m. McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre — inside and outside locations
Join IRSC instrumental music students in a celebration of classical, jazz and popular music for all featuring select soloists, a jazz combo, and brass, woodwind, percussion and jazz ensembles.
• ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Comedy) Tickets: $15
June 10–12, Time: TBA, McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre — outside
Join us for the inaugural production of the Summer ShakesPierce program which features both high school and IRSC Performing Arts students. From runaway romantics to feuding fairies, this enchanting romp by Shakespeare combines slapstick hilarity with spectacle and poetry.