Momma’s Boy Stage Play-
SHOWCASING THE BEST OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN TALENT
Playwright Priest Tyaire returns with another touring comedy that examines the hilarious consequences of not cutting the apron strings well into adulthood. With an esteemed all African-American cast comprising Robin Givens, Columbus Short, Nephew Tommy (from the Steve Harvey Show), Jackee Harry, Shirley Murdock, and Silk member “Lil G”. When a mother is forced to choose between her pampered adult son and her new man, the unsuspecting titular Momma’s Boy is forced to grow up extremely quickly, land on his own two feet and even negotiate adult relationships – with uproarious results!
Priest Tyaire’s works have been widely praised for casting and highlighting talents of African American actors and creative staff. Borne out of a time of deep despair over the nearing death of his mother, he turned to studying the films of Tyler Perry and David Talbert, adding his own personal experiences as a basic foundation for his own works. In 2007 his first play The Tears of A Teenage Mother premiered, shortly after his mother’s death.
Sunday at the Murat- Old National Center
Indy’s newest family tradition debuts Sunday at Newfields. This outdoor walking experience, available through January 7, is a delight for the senses with evergreen scents of the season, choreographed light shows, Christmas songs, and holiday goodies like s’mores, hot chocolate, and hot cider. Adults can spike their beverages for a warmer walk. Tickets are $8-$25.
Lights at the Brickyard
We don’t usually get to see the famed oval at night, but this drive-through display shines some light – 2.5 million lights to be exact – on a two-mile course through the infield and crossing the start-finish line at the Yard of Bricks through December 30. Admission is $25 and up per car, and Speedy Passes are available to help you avoid waiting in line.
Festival of Trees
The Indiana Historical Society becomes a winter wonderland with 80 elaborately decorated trees, plus a 30-foot beauty you have to see to believe. Vote for your favorite, find the 10 pickle ornaments (Weihnachtzgurke), search for the Elf on the Shelf, and enjoy sing-alongs when you visit through January 6. Festival of Trees is included with admission of $5-$9.
A Christmas Carol at Indiana Repertory Theatre
The IRT’s presentation of this classic tale is a holiday tradition for many Hoosiers. It’s faithful to Charles Dickens’ story of one man’s redemption after learning lessons about love from ghosts past and future. Opening night is Saturday, and the play runs through December 24. You can even meet reindeer and Santa’s elf before select performances! Tickets are $25 and up.