BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Ivy Tech Student Productions 2016-17 theatre season is a season of firsts. The season opens with Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story on September 2 and 3, Ivy Tech’s first production directed by Chad Rabinovitz, producing artistic director of the Bloomington Playwrights Project. Sweeney Todd, Ivy Tech’s first musical, runs October 28, 29, 31 and November 3-5 with a special Halloween performance. All in the Timing, Ivy Tech’s first comedy, runs April 7-8 and 13-15. All shows take place at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center.

Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story is Albee’s first play. Synopsis: A man sits peacefully reading in the sunlight in Central Park. There enters a second man. He is an unkempt and undisciplined vagrant where the first is neat, ordered, well-to-do and conventional. The vagrant is a soul in torture and rebellion. He longs to communicate so fiercely that he frightens and repels his listener. He is a man drained of all hope who, in his passion for company, seeks to drain his companion. With provocative humor and unrelenting suspense, the young savage slowly, but relentlessly, brings his victim down to his own atavistic level as he relates a story about his visit to the zoo.

The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center is located at 122 S. Walnut St. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets visit For information about Ivy Tech Student Productions visit

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Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.