Beth Henley is 2017 William Inge Theater Festival Honoree 


Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Beth Henley will be honored with the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in American Theater Award at the 36th William Inge Theater Festival at Independence Community College, Kansas, April 19-22, 2017.

Henley joins the roster of renowned playwrights who have traveled to our small Kansas town, where we honor homegrown writer William Inge with a four-day theatrical celebration each spring.  Henley, a 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winner, joins a select company of acclaimed writers we’ve honored.

See the full press release here: http://ingecenter.org/press-releases/

Scroll down to purchase tickets or visit our festival page for more information including workshop schedules, guest performers, and more 

 

Tickets to the 36th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival
are on sale!

See links below for ticketing options

Reach the Box Office directly at (620) 332-5491 or info@ingecenter.org

 

Choose Among Four Great Packages or purchase single events:

The Director's Package ($225): Best Value! Every public event, plus 2 meals! * Hometown Cookout * Meet the Writers * April 20 Day Pass * New Voices Reading * April 21 Day Pass * Tribute to Beth Henley * April 22 Day Pass * Picnic Lunch * Inge About Town Tour * Scenes at the Inge House * Gala Dinner and Entertainment

Night Owl Package ($125): All Evening Public Events--Includes the Dinner at the Gala! * Hometown Cookout * Meet the Writers * New Voices Reading * Tribute to Beth Henley * Gala Dinner and Entertainment

The VIP Package ($350): The Ultimate Inge Insider--includes two non-public events! * VIP President's Reception * VIP Honoree Dinner * Plus the entire Director's Package: Hometown Cookout * Meet the Writers * April 20 Day Pass * New Voices Reading * April 21 Day Pass * Tribute to Beth Henley * April 22 Day Pass * Picnic Lunch * Inge About Town Tour * Scenes at the Inge House * Gala Dinner and Entertainment

Daytime Delights Package ($100): Workshops with the Pros and all-access to Play Lab for the entire Festival! * April 19 Day Pass * April 20 Day Pass * April 21 Day Pass * April 22 Day Pass * Picnic Lunch

Individual Events ($5-$35):  Limited time? Pick you favorites!

Visit our festival page for more information including workshop schedules, guest performers, and more 


  

What the media says about the Festival experience

American Theatre magazine, April 21, 2015. "Donald Marguiles, Brooklyn Boy, Feted in William Inge's Hometown"

American Theatre magazine, April 28, 2016. "Inge Festival Brings the Theatre World to Independence"

New York Times, Aug. 5, 2009. "Out of Kansas, Into the World; A Trove of Inge Plays."

New York Times, April 22, 1998. "Frank Rich Journal; Kansas Night Music"

New York Times, April 24, 1996. "Hospitality Takes Center Stage at a Town's Festival for its Native-Son Playwright" 

PBS News Hour, June 12, 2006 “William Inge Theater Festival Honors Playwrights”

 

See what welcomes you in Independence during your
William Inge Theater Festival visit!

Welcome to Independence, Kansas, and the 36th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival & Conference!

With thanks to Hoite Caston Productions.


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