Welcome to Claude McNeal Productions!

Claude McNeal, Founder and former Artistic Director of the American Cabaret Theatre, has formed a new non-for-profit entity, emphasizing alternative theatre educational programs of the highest quality, and consulting for other not-for-profit arts organizations.

 

To find out more about Claude McNeal Productions services and other information, select one of the links to the left.

                  CMP presents "A Raisin in the Sun"

                      February 15, 16 & 17 at Herron High School

Join us as we present the American Classic - "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry at Herron High School for black history month!

 

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

 

                           Presented in Special Arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

Show dates and times:                                   Ticket prices:  $5.00 for students

Friday, February 15th at 7pm                                                     $10.00 for adults

Saturday, February 16th at 7pm

Sunday, February 17th at 2:30pm

 

 

Tickets available at the door. All performances will be at Herron High School, Russell Hall 2nd floor theatre, 110 E. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN  46202.

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      OPEN CALL AUDITIONS FOR OUR 2019 IPAI SUMMER                         STOCK PRODUCTION - PIPPIN!

              CALLBACKS ARE JANUARY 30TH AT 6PM

Our New 2018 Theatre Education Report

Our 2018 Theatre Education Report is now available for download! In 2018, we reached 14,419 teachers, adults and community members, with 177 total produtions. 

 

Thanks to our 2018 Special Program and General Operating Sponsors:

  • Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation
  • The Indianapolis Foundation
  • Samerian Foundation, Inc.
  • Indiana Arts Commission & The National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. John Mutz
  • Indiana Department of Child Services/Children's Bureau, Inc.
  • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • MacAllister Machinery
  • Markey's Audio Visual
  • Mac McWhriter Fund, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation
  •                           Click Document Below to Download Full Report
2018 CMP Education Report
2018 CMP Education Report.pdf
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2017 CMP Education Program Report
2017 CMP Education Report.pdf
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2016 CMP Theater Education Report
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2016 CMP Education Report.pdf
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CHECK OUT OUR PROFESSIONAL SUMMER STOCK THEATRE PROGRAM - THE INDIANA PERFORMING ARTS INITIATIVE at Herron High School!

Under the direction of Claude McNeal Productions, and in collaboration with IUPUI, we are pleased to announce that we created a new summer stock theatre program in 2016 called the "Indiana Performing Arts Initiative" at Herron High School. Open to all area high school and college students, as well as amateur and professional actors, singers and dancers from the Indianapolis area.

 

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Award-winning Cabaret & Critically-Acclaimed Original Cabaret Productions!

Over 80 original shows! Critically-acclaimed mainstage and educational productions!

 

A nonprofit entity with a mission unlike that of any other organization in central Indiana: to inspire and transform lives and cultural organizations through the energizing power of theatre and of theatre-related educational programming, while creating original works, enhancing and stimulating the performing arts in the city of Indianapolis.

 

Claude McNeal Productions uses theatre to communicate issues and ideas that are difficult to address in any other way. This unique organization specializes in alternative theatre-related educational programming for the greater Indianapolis area, serving more than 15,000 annually.

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