On Stage – April 27

Mud Creek Players present comedy

INDIANAPOLIS — The Mud Creek Players present “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” an absurdist comedy about a fictional meeting between artist Pablo Picasso and physicist Albert Einstein at a restaurant in Paris called the Lapin Agile (Nimble Rabbit.) The show plays through May 6 at the Mud Creek Barn, 9740 E. 86th St. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. Visit mudcreekplayers.com for ticket information.IRT dials up suspense in on-stage thrillerINDIANAPOLIS — A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his own wife in the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dial M for Murder,” but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is convicted of murder. The play that inspired Hitchcock’s suspense classic weaves an ever-tightening web of danger and deception. “Dial M for Murder” runs through May 21 at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St. Visit irtlive.com for ticket information and performance times.

Carmel Community Players present drama

CARMEL — Mrs. Johnstone is working as a cleaner for Mrs. Lyons when she becomes pregnant with twins. The financial burden of two children is too much for her and Mrs. Lyons is longing for a child of her own, so Mrs. Johnstone keeps Mickey and gives the other boy, Edward, to Mrs. Lyons. Though the blood brothers are never told they are related and their mothers try their best to keep them apart, their paths do cross later in life and all hell breaks loose. “Blood Brothers” plays through May 7 at the Carmel Community Playhouse, 14229 Clay Terrace Blvd. Visit carmelplayers.org for show times and ticket prices.

‘The Music Man’ marches into town

CARMEL — “The Music Man” follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize — despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. “The Music Man” opens Friday at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre and runs through May 13. For more information, visit civictheatre.org.

‘Mad Mad Hercules’ spoofs Greek mythology

INDIANAPOLIS — No Exit Performance and Zach Rosing Productions pool their talents to present “Mad Mad Hercules” April 21 through May 7 at the Indy Fringe building, 719 E. St. Clair St. “Mad Mad Hercules” is an R-rated ride through Greek mythology’s most famous hero tale although this hero isn’t exactly the guy you remember. Hercules and his companion Iolaos battle all the monsters Greece has to throw at them, if only they could stop battling each other. Visit noexitperformance.org for performance dates, show times and tickets.

Cast dials up suspense in IRT’s on-stage thriller

INDIANAPOLIS — A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his own wife in the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dial M for Murder,” but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is convicted of
murder. The play that inspired Hitchcock’s suspense classic weaves an ever-tightening web of danger and deception. “Dial M for Murder” runs through May 21 at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St. Visit irtlive.com for ticket information and performance times.