"The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis presents the Indiana premiere of Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon March 15-April 8. The one-act comedy was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and was named by Newsday and Time as one of the “10 Best Plays of 2005.”
In the show, Miss Witherspoon, a middle-aged curmudgeon who fears that humans have destroyed the Earth and any goodness it once held, tries to commit suicide and ends up in The Bardo, an afterlife limbo. There she meets Maryamma, a spirit guide who tries to help her understand that life is beautiful. Until Miss Witherspoon accepts that premise, she’s going to be sent back to Earth as many times as it takes until she no longer needs to reincarnate. But Miss Witherspoon is stubborn, so she is sent back as a baby, an abused teen, a resident of Massachusetts during the Salem witch trials, a nun in medieval Dusseldorf, a dance-hall hostess in Wild West Wyoming, one of Rex Harrison’s many wives, even a dog.
Performances are in the Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, $15 for those 24 and under. During CheapSeats week, March 15-18, all tickets are just $15. For reservations, call 317-635-PLAY or go to www.phoenixtheatre.org.