July 30, 1945. The U.S.S. Indianapolis is hit by two Japanese torpedoes, killing three-hundred sailors in the initial blast and leaving nine-hundred men to drift helplessly in the Pacific Ocean. 321 survivors are discovered almost five days later drifting aimlessly in the South Pacific. Twenty-two years later, Charles Butler McVay III, the wrongly court-martialed and disgraced Captain of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, puts a gun to his head after many years of night terrors where specters, human and otherwise, call to him from below. In the Soundless Awe is a horrific and heart-breaking imagining of McVay's final nightmare before he pulls the trigger.

  • Thursday July 19, 7:30 p.m.; Friday July 20, 12:30 p.m.; Friday July 20, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 21, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 22, 12 p.m.
  • $10 general admission; 50 percent of ticket sales and donations will go directly to the USS Indianapolis Survivors Organization, as Saltbox Theatre Collective views the remounting of this play as a service to those that served and the city of Indianapolis.

Presented by Saltbox Theatre Collective and U.S.S. Indianapolis Survivors Organization


  • Occurred Friday, July 20th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, July 21st, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
  • Occurred Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
  • Starting Thursday, July 19th, 2018, repeated every day until Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm


IndyFringe-Basile Theatre

719 E St. Clair Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Pauline Moffat