Chesterton Tribune


Disposable Theatre Improv show to benefit Chesterton 4th Street Theater

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Northwest Indiana’s only improvisational comedy group returns Saturday to Chesterton for a special benefit show for the 4th Street Theater.

The 4th Street Theater opened its doors in 1999 and has produced many award-winning productions including; “The Man of LaMancha,” “12 Angry Men,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cabaret.”

Disposable Theatre formed in 2011 and has been entertaining audiences across Northwest Indiana at Clancy’s Irish Pub in Portage, The Towle Theatre in Hammond, The Crown Point Community Theatre and at the 4th Street Theatre.

“The 4th Street Theatre is our home base,” said Bob Craig, director and founder of Disposable Theatre.

“We had our very first show here and we rehearse here every week. They have been great to us and we want to help them raise money to continue to produce great theater in Chesterton.”

Disposable Theatre’s shows feature fast-paced improv games and scenes based on suggestions given by the audience. Every show is different as it is all created in front of the audience.

“We’ve developed quite a following over the past couple of years because we’ve worked hard to create a really funny format that our audiences come to see again and again,” Craig said. “If you haven’t seen us before, this is a great time to come out.”

The special fundraiser show will offer delicious homemade pastries and desserts for sale and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from the event will go to the 4th Street Theater.

The benefit show is at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at the 4th Street Theater, 125 N. Fourth St. in Chesterton. Tickets are $15 and reservations can be made by calling the Disposable Theatre hotline at (219) 299-9508. Seating is limited.