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Fire & Light reschedules ‘Brigadoon’ shows

Fort Wayne in Bloom winners; cancelled ‘Marian’ set for Foellinger; MLK’s son coming to dedication

Fire & Light Productions moved "Brigadoon" to May 19-20 at USF Performing Arts Center.
Jen Poiry Prough

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published May 17, 2023

Due to air-conditioning issues at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center on Friday night, Fire & Light’s performance of Brigadoon was canceled at intermission. 

Shows have been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21.

An update on tickets can be found at

Fort Wayne in Bloom winners

The votes have been tallied and Downtown Fort Wayne has announced the winners of the third annual Fort Wayne in Bloom Window Decorating Contest.

Split into three categories, Citilink’s window took home the People’s Choice Award. In the Most Thematic category, Poptique Gourmet Popcorn took first place, followed by Visit Fort Wayne and Sharon’s Victorian House of Gifts. Poptique also took the top spot in the Most Instragrammable category, followed by Citilink and Blush Bridal & Beauty Boutique.

True Tale of Robin Hood coming to Foellinger

The teen edition of Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood will be performed at Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd., on Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. 

Tickets are $15.50 for stadium seating and $103.50 on the floor. 

This production made national news due to the controversy surrounding its initial cancellation at Carroll High School. 

The production was made possible by the efforts of the students involved in the production and a host of adults in the community.

MLK’s son coming to monument dedication

On June 5, the Fort Wayne Public Art Commission will unveil Pillars of Hope and Justice, a public art monument in downtown Fort Wayne at 6 p.m.

Designed by artists Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee with RE:site Studio, the monument commemorates the June 5, 1963, visit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Fort Wayne, during which he gave a speech at the former Scottish Rite Auditorium sharing his vision for nonviolent resistance. 

King’s son, Martin Luther King III, will travel to Fort Wayne for the dedication at on the northwest corner of West Main and Ewing streets. 

The monument dedication will be followed by a 60th Anniversary Celebration which will be held in the nearby University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center (the former Scottish Rite Auditorium) at 7 p.m. 

The celebration will include remarks from King III and a recitation of the speech his father made during his visit to Fort Wayne.

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