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Granfalloon IN. Character + More Perfect Places

Presented by: IU Arts & Humanities Council

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

General Admission : $USD 20.00

Students 18 & Under: $USD 10.00


Friday, June 3rd 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


More Perfect Places
Written by Seth Bockley in collaboration with Liz Nofziger, Tanya Palmer, and Angela Tillges

More Perfect Places is an investigative theatre project inspired by the 19th century utopian history of the Southern Indiana town of New Harmony, and its evolution into a site of contemporary art and architecture in the 20th century. Combining historical research with conversations with current day Hoosiers, More Perfect Places explores the power of idealism, imagination, and rethinking the world we live in. Is another world possible? Can we make it in our communities? Whose vision(s) will guide us? How does history inform our dreams of the future?

IN. Character
Adaptions for the Stage of Indiana author Michael Martone’s fiction. Adapted and Directed by Jonathan Michaelsen. An Indiana native and Indiana University alumnus, Michael Martone writes fiction that examines the people of Indiana and life in the Hoosier State, while grappling with questions of place, identity, and how living in the Midwest impacts our lives. Professor Jonathan Michaelsen has adapted works by Martone into a theatrical script which sheds light on the character and humanity found in small-town Indiana.

This event is part of the IU Arts and Humanities Council’s Granfalloon Festival. It is presented in partnership with IU Theatre and Indiana Studies. Indiana Studies is part of Platform: An Arts and Humanities Research Laboratory with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The performance will be followed by a book signing with Michael Martone with books available for purchase courtesy of Morgenstern’s Books.

Doors open at 6:30pm for this reserved seating show. The estimated length of the event is 2 hours. Wearing a mask indoors is strongly encouraged. COVID Policy FAQ.

Granfalloon Tickets Available at the BCT Box Office:
June 2 | 7pm – Ashley C Ford @ BCT
June 3 | 7pm – IN. Character + More Perfect Places @ BCT
June 4 | 12pm – Michelle Zauner @ BCT
June 4 | 5pm – Kirkwood Mainstage Festival @ Kirkwood Ave

For the full performance schedule please visit IU Arts & Humanities website.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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