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Indian Valley Theatre offering package deal on 2018-19 theater tickets

Sandwich Opera House
Sandwich Opera House

Indian Valley Theatre has announced a special deal: a package of four live shows for the 2018-19 season for only $56, one ticket for each show.

Enjoy the big city theater experience at the culturally rich, restored 1890s Sandwich Opera House. The actors and actresses of the Indian Valley Theatre have lined up a season of professional theater without having to leave the Fox Valley. This season package includes:

“Fools” – July 20-22. Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives, he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years and Leon’s job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes Stupid. But, he has fallen in love with a girl so Stupid that she has only recently learned how to sit down.

“Money Matters” – Oct. 26-28. The late Mr. Hammond spent 20 years printing $20 bills on a printing press he built in the basement of Monet Manor. After his death 10 years ago, his faithful retainer George and his daughter Annie continued the family business for Mr. Hammond’s widow, who recently passed away. Contrary to her promise to leave the manor and all her assets to George and Annie, she has bequeathed the manor to a stranger, Mr. Bud Davis, who is emphatic about turning it into a retirement home for ladies. Determined to keep the manor, Annie invites an old friend and sorority sister, Charmaine Beauregard, to play the role of a ghost, to help convince Bud that the manor is unsuitable for a retirement home because it is haunted.

“Scrooge the Musical Radio Drama” – Dec. 7-9. In this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Ebenezer Scrooge is the definition of a miser. He is rich, but completely stingy with his money, and he exploits the good nature of his employee Bob Cratchit. On Christmas Eve, however, Scrooge is in store for a rude awakening when he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who informs him that he is going to be visited by three ghosts, including the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present.

“Don’t Hug Me – County Fair” – March 1-3. It’s summer and the Bunyan County Fair is approaching, the biggest thing that’s happened in Bunyan Bay since the winter carnival snowplow parade. This year the Bunyan County Fair means one thing to Gunner and Clara Johnson, owners of a little bar called The Bunyan: The Miss Walleye Queen Competition. Bernice, the pretty waitress, sees this as her big chance to win Miss Walleye Queen, to be discovered, and more important, to have her face carved in butter at the Minnesota State Fair. The stakes have never been higher in Bunyan Bay. The trouble begins when Gunner’s wife, Clara, decides she also wants to be Miss Walleye Queen. Bigger trouble arrives when Gunner’s estranged twin sister, Trigger, shows up to try to win the beauty pageant.

The children’s production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” will be performed in January 2019 and is available for an additional fee. It is not part of the season package.

There are three ways to purchase the season package: Contact the box office directly by calling 888-365-8889; mail in your order along with your requested dates and check to: Indian Valley Theatre, P.O. Box 45, Sandwich, IL 60548; or visit www.indianvalleytheatre.com. For questions or information, email info@indianvalleytheatre.com or call 888-365-8889.

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