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Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Administration & Cardinal Box Office

411 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812)336-9300 Box Office
(812)336-7110 Admin

General Inquiries

Spring Walkabout Radio Play Series:

Cardinal’s Walkabout Radio Plays are a safe way to enjoy great storytelling in a unique setting! Each play is set in Bloomington and takes place on a designated walking route. All you need is a smart phone and your favorite headphones, and the world will be transformed around you! Listen to a new scene at each location as the story unfolds.

With the Sherlock in B-town Walkabout Radio Play series, Cardinal is offering new, guided tour experiences for small groups. These special group experiences will be led by a docent and guests will be invited to solve puzzles, enjoy some social time and access bonus content. Guided tours are limited to 10 guests and are ticketed events. Tickets on sale now!

Self-guided experiences are available on-demand with a donation of any amount (suggested donation of $10-$20). The self-guided option for our first play, Predisposed to Violins is available now! Click HERE to get access and learn more about each of the plays below.

“Predisposed to Violins” by Liam Castellan

When John Watson suggested that Sherlock Holmes was in desperate need of a vacation, the last place he thought they would end up was Bloomington, Indiana. But Holmes hasn’t come here for rest and relaxation, he’s hot on the trail of an intriguing case. This cold-war era thriller will keep you guessing!

Recommended for ages 14+ (mild language, violence)

Total Episodes: 2

Estimated Experience Time: 2 hours (1 hour per episode, including approximately 10-15 minutes of walking per episode. There are benches or other seating available at most locations on the route.)

GUIDED EXPERIENCE SCHEDULE:

  • Option 1 – Thurs 4/15 @ 5:30pm (Episode 1) and Fri 4/16 @ 5:30pm (Episode 2)
  • Option 2 – Sat 4/17 @ 12pm (Both Episodes) – SOLD OUT
  • Option 3 – Sat 4/17 @ 2pm (Both Episodes) – SOLD OUT
  • Option 4 – Sun 4/18 @ 2pm (Both Episodes)
  • The entire experience will take place outdoors and all attendees will be required to wear a mask. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine clues and solve puzzles as they try to crack the case. Each performance will be limited to ten people. A fun way to do this is to sign up with a group!

The self-guided option for Predisposed to Violins is now available for purchase! To get access, make a donation of any amount here (suggested donation of $10-$20).

“John Watson, PhD” by Bruce Walsh

As the Covid-19 pandemic weighs heavily on John Watson, he reflects back on happier times pursuing his doctorate in English at IU and his friendship with the brilliant, young Sherman Hadee. Inspired by heist caper The Red Headed League, this drama casts Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic characters in a new light.

Recommended for ages 16+ (mild language, violent imagery of war)

Total Episodes: 1

Estimated Experience Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (including approximately 15-20 minutes of walking. There are benches or other seating available at most locations on the route.)

GUIDED EXPERIENCE SCHEDULE:

  • Option 1 – Fri 4/23 @ 5pm
  • Option 2 – Sat 4/24 @ 12pm
  • Option 3 – Sat 4/24 @ 2pm
  • Option 4 – Sun 4/25 @ 2pm
  • The entire experience will take place outdoors and all attendees will be required to wear a mask. During this experience attendees will have the opportunity to solve puzzles, as well as purchase drinks or snacks from our business partners on the walking route. Each performance will be limited to ten people. A fun way to do this is to sign up with a group!

John Watson, PhD will be released the week of April 19th. The self-guided option will be available for purchase at that time.

Special Thanks

Audrey Jo Williams, Christine Wisch, Monroe County Public Library