Butler theatre presents Tennessee Williams’ classic
INDIANAPOLIS — The Butler University Theatre will present Tennessee Williams’ play “The Glass Menagerie,” Feb. 15 to 26 at the Lilly Hall Studio Theater, 4600 Sunset Ave. “The Glass Menagerie” is considered to be the play that launched Williams’ career as a playwright. For more information, visit butlerartscenter.org/venue/lilly-hall-studio-theatre.IRT puts on story of survival and overcoming prejudicesINDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre presents “The Cay,” a story of struggle, survival and overcoming prejudices when a privileged white boy and an elderly but resourceful black man are marooned on a tiny island in the Caribbean during World War II. “The Cay” is showing on the upper stage at IRT at 140 W. Washington St. through Feb. 28. Visit irtlive.com for ticket information.
Booth Tarkington Civic clamps down on “Rumors”
CARMEL — In an upper-middle class town home, the Deputy Mayor of New York City has just sustained a bullet wound through the earlobe. His lawyer Ken and wife Chris, there to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary of the mayor and his wife, are now confronted with “getting the story straight” before the other guests arrive. Confusion, miscommunication and layers of little white lies soon spin the evening quickly out of control. Neil Simon’s “Rumors” shows Feb. 3 through 18 at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green. For more information, visit civictheatre.org.
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Joseph has a brand new coat at Beef & Boards
INDIANAPOLIS — Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice bring the Old Testament story of Joseph, his 12 brothers and their pilgrimage to Egypt from the bible to the stage in “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Feb. 2 through March 26 at Beef & Boards, 9301 Michigan Road. Visit beefandboards.com for show times and ticket prices. For reservations, call the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 317-872-9664.
Buck Creek Players’ Peanuts gang ask big questions
INDIANAPOLIS — One of America’s most iconic comic strips comes to life in the Buck Creek Players’ production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” showing Friday through Feb. 12 at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. Fly with Snoopy and the Red Baron, get advice from Lucy or find happiness in the little things in this musical production of Charles Schultz’s Peanuts characters. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. For more information and show times, visit buckcreekplayers.com or call 317-862-2270.
The Belfry takes a short cut to business success
NOBLESVILLE — A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a guide called “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar dangers as the company party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. Performances run Friday through Feb. 12 at the Belfry, 10590 Greenfield Ave. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Visit thebelfrytheatre.com for ticket prices and more information.