Towle Theater to present Indiana premiere of dark comedy

2013-08-30T00:00:00Z Towle Theater to present Indiana premiere of dark comedyTimes Staff
August 30, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | The final show of the Towle Theater’s 10th anniversary season is the dark comedy "Pursued by Happiness" by Chicago playwright Keith Huff.

Performance dates are Sept. 6-8, 13-15, 19-22. Show time is 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to curtain. There will be no late seating.

Tickets are $17, must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable. Visit or call the box office at (219) 937-8780. "Pursued by Happiness" is rated PG-13. Children 5 and younger are not permitted in the theater.

The Towle Theater is at 5205 Hohman Ave., with free, secured parking available off of Fayette Street steps away from the back entrance, and in the parking lot directly across the street from the theater on Hohman Avenue.

"Pursued by Happiness" tells the story of an unexpected meeting between two, 40-something biochemists played by Towle newcomers Danny Heeter and Helen Young, both of Chicago. Their meeting touches off a whirlwind romance.

But when it's time to meet the parents, a series of shocking revelations test the new couple's relationship in this quirky comedy from the author of "The Bird and Mr. Banks" and "A Steady Rain."

Also making their Towle debut are Deb Brunette-Cairns, of Park Forest, and James Kenjorski, of Chicago, who play both sets of parents.

Every Friday performance is Educator Appreciation Night, with buy-one-get-one-free tickets to all educators with a school ID. All performances except Sunday matinees will have limited student RUSH (buy-one-get-one free tickets) for students who show a current student ID one hour before the show.

Sept. 19 is Industry Night; anyone who works in theater and brings a head shot, resume or playbill with their name in it will get a buy-one-get-one-free ticket. Reservations required for all specials except student RUSH.


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