Ricks-Weil Theatre Co. features two-man show
GREENFIELD – The day in Tuna, Texas, begins with Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie at the microphones of Radio OKKK and 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 in the Ricks-Weil Theatre Co.’s “Greater Tuna,” a comedy directed by Kathy Hoefgen. Final performances are April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved for $10 by calling 317-477-8689.
Actress portrays Laura Ingalls Wilder
GREENFIELD — Laura F. Keyes brings pioneer girl and author Laura Ingalls Wilder to life in a one-woman show at 7 p.m. Monday at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Wilder’s Little House book series, based on actual experience, traces the life of the pioneers in America during the time of covered wagons and westward migration. Keyes’ performance will share biographic details that explore Wilder’s life with all its hardships, tragedies and joys. Register to attend this free event at hcplibrary.org.
Public invited to Vawter art show and reception
GREENFIELD – The Hancock County Arts & Cultural Council will host a reception to honor the artists of the Will Vawter art competition at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Twenty North Gallery, 20-A N. State St. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and the winners will be announced. For more information, visit hancockcountyarts.com.
Honor Society sponsors Easter egg hunt
GREENFIELD – The Spanish Honor Society will sponsor its annual Easter egg hunt at 4:30 p.m. April 13 at Greenfield-Central High School, 810 N. Broadway. Children ages pre-school through second grade are welcome to participate. Attendees should bring their own baskets. The hunt will take place inside the school building. For more information, email email@example.com.
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Teen Anime and Manga Club meets monthly
GREENFIELD – Teens who enjoy Japanese anime and manga are invited to gather at 5 p.m. April 13 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Attendees can share their favorite manga and watch new anime. Snacks are served. Register to attend at hcplibrary.org.
Peewinkle’s hosts classic puppet show
INDIANAPOLIS — Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio hosts spring performances of “Cinderella” at its new location in the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. $12 tickets include free popcorn. An additional post-show workshop is available for $3. Visit peewinklespuppets.org for show times and more information.
Culbertson Mansion celebrates ‘Steel Magnolias’
NEW ALBANY — The Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site celebrates the film “Steel Magnolias,” — starring Shirley MacClaine, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Darryl Hannah — with an afternoon of pork and beans, bleedin’ armadillo cake and cherry coke at 2 p.m. April 15 at the Culbertson Mansion, 914 E. Main St. Attendees can dress as their favorite character and quote lines along with a showing of the movie. Prizes will be given for the best costume. Truvy’s Salon will be open so guests can have their hair done up like a brown football helmet. Tickets are $20, which includes food and drink. Salon appointments are an additional $10. Space is limited. Call 812-944-9600 for tickets.