High school takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein
FORTVILLE — 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 school auditorium, 8112 N. County Road 200W. “Oklahoma!” paints a picture of the early days of Sooner 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.Buck Creek presents dark comedy with ‘MASH’INDIANAPOLIS — ‘MASH’ appears 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 dark comedy. The cast features Hancock County natives Ben Jones as Captain Frank Burns and Jim Banta as Radar. The show runs through April 9. 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.
Dinner theater presents ‘My Fair Lady’ through May
INDIANAPOLIS — Based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” “My Fair Lady” features the transformation of Eliza Doolittle, a scruffy, cockney flower seller, into a respectable lady in both manner and speech. Songs include “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “Get Me to the Church on Time.” “My Fair Lady” plays through May 14 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.
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.