Historic dowtown Independence still looks much the same as when William Inge went to school here.

Almost a hundred years later, William Inge Theater Festival patrons will immediately see and feel how William Inge's hometown influenced his artistic perspective.   

For the 35th Anniversary Inge Festival, several historical sites downtown in "Inge's Independence"  will host scenes from Inge's work, set specifically in that location.

Take a guided tour with one of our expert historians, Ken Brown and Isais McCaffrey, and learn about the places Inge frequented, as you encounter scenes inspired by these locales.