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‘Oklahoma!’ comes to townFORTVILLE — Mt. Vernon High School Theatre presents “Oklahoma” at 7 p.m. April 6, 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. April 9 in the auditorium at Mt. Vernon High School, 8112 N. County Road 200W. “Oklahoma!” paints a picture of the early days of Oklahoma statehood, life on a cattle ranch and Laurey Williams, who must choose between two dates for the upcoming box social. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased in advance at mvhs.booktix.com or at the door before the performance.
‘MASH’ teaches medics’ history through theater
INDIANAPOLIS — “MASH” opens this weekend on stage at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. MASH, which stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, follows the lives of doctors and nurses during the Korean War as their mobile hospital moves from location to location in an effort to save the lives of soldiers wounded during battle. The play, which was first a movie and a TV series, offers up war and its effect on its participants as a black comedy. The cast features Hancock County natives Ben Jones as Captain Frank Burns and Jim Banta as Radar. The show opens Friday and runs through April 9. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. For more information and show times, visit buckcreeplayers.com or call 317-862-2270.Original drama explores chaos in the Middle East INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre throws audiences into the middle of a psychological drama with “Miranda” playing now through April 23. A CIA operative working in the Middle East goes through a mind-bending existential crisis. Who are her friends? Who is the enemy? And just who is Miranda? The IRT’s playwright-in-residence James Still brings us a psychological riddle set in the world’s most explosive region. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is located at 140 W. Washington St. Visit irtlive.com for ticket information.
Great Britain meets rural Georgia in ‘The Foreigner’
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 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.
‘Complete Works’ brings Shakespeare up to speed
CARMEL — 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.