On Stage – March 23

Tuna, Texas comes

to life on stageGREENFIELD – The day in Tuna, Texas, begins with Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie at the microphones of Radio OKKK. Their talk radio program features a parade of local characters discussing topics such as the winning entry in the American Heritage Essay Contest — entitled “Human Rights, Why Bother?” — to a swarm of locusts moving in on the community from Louisiana. Two local actors, Grant Newton and Brent Hager, portray more than 20 characters as the Ricks-Weil Theatre Company presents “Greater Tuna,” a comedy directed by Kathy Hoefgen. Performances are March 31, April 1 and April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center and Theatre Annex, 119 W. North St. Tickets can be reserved for $10 by calling 317-477-8689.

‘The Foreigner’ meets rural life

NOBLESVILLE – Charlie is a hopelessly shy Englishman on reluctant holiday in rural Georgia. He is afraid of personal interaction, so his friend concocts a story that Charlie is from a faraway country and doesn’t speak a work of English. This leads to numerous complications when he overhears more than he should, and the plot twists keep on coming. Performances run Friday through April 9 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.Shakespeare show gets up to speedCARMEL – Three actors, including Greenfield-Central High School graduate Frankie Bolda, will present all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays — plus the sonnets — in just 97 minutes in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).” This show is the first Civic production to be performed in the Studio Theater just across the lobby from the Tarkington Theater at 3 Center Green. The show runs through April 1. For more information, visit civictheatre.org.

Joseph rocks biblical fashion with dreamcoat

INDIANAPOLIS – Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice bring the Old Testament story of Joseph, his twelve brothers and their pilgrimage to Egypt from the bible to the stage in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 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.