Priority list includes unusual dinner theater event, acclaimed dance company

Selected picks for this week:

 

“Dinner: A Romance in Four Courses.”

Choreographer Tommy Lewey collaborates with the chefs of Mesh on Mass and musician Brian Grimm for a dinner theater experiment. Each of four food courses and wine pairing are paired with performances.

Feb. Mesh on Mass  Details 

Dance Theater of Harlem

The acclaimed company, not in its 46th year, visits Clowes Hall. Come early for a pre-show discussion in the Krannert Room with Derek Reid, Associate Professor of Dance at Butler University, who has performed with the company

Feb. 20 Clowes Hall Details 

“A Moon for the Misbegotten”

Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre sends a touring production of Eugene O’Neill’s great play about an alcoholic actor, a tenant farmer’s daughter, and the night in which they could be each other’s salvation.

Feb. 18  Loeb Playhouse, West Lafayette Details
 

“Celebrating the History of Indiana through Music”

As part of its faculty recital series, UIndy pairs pianists Rebecca and Allegra Sorley with historian Ted Frantz for a multimedia show that includes works by Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter.

Feb. 15  Christel DeHaan Arts Center Details

 

Also this week

“Black Dance Matters” features dancer/choreographer Nicholas A. Owens in a Feb. 17 lunchtime performance at the Artsgarden.

Theater on the Square stages “Killer Joe,” the first play by Tracy Letts (“August: Osage County”) Feb. 19-March 5. Ben Asaykwee, Jaddy Ciucci, and Dan Scharbrough are featured in the cast.

Act a Foo Improv Crew performs Feb 21 at Indy Fringe.

Celtic Nights, six dancer/musician/storytellers, share “Spirit of Freedom,” the story of the Irish struggle for independence, Feb. 20 at the Palladium.

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