‘The Rink’ set to open at Buck Creek Playhouse

INDIANAPOLIS – The Buck Creek Players present “The Rink,” a musical from the creators of “Chicago” and “Cabaret,” Jan. 26 through Feb. 11 at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. A roller rink owned by Anna Antonelli (played by Georgeanna Teipen) is about to be demolished, and with it, her sour memories of her husband and painfully shy daughter Angel (played by Miranda Nehrig.) The rink becomes the arena for mother and daughter to examine their journey through the past and plan for the future. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors for this PG-13 production. For more information and show times, visit buckcreekplayers.com or call 317-862-2270.

‘Other Desert Cities’ draws on family themes

CARMEL — When Brooke Wyeth returns home for Christmas she is unable to relax into the prickly, yet loving, embrace of her wealthy California family. She is anxious about the publication of her memoir and the suicide of her beloved brother, who was involved in a local draft board bombing during the Vietnam War, disgracing his parents. Brooke spars with them, reminisces with her other brother Trip and receives the dubious support of an alcoholic aunt. When the news of the memoir is revealed, her parents are faced with a choice — to reveal a shocking secret or risk exposure when the world reads their story. “Other Desert Cities” opens Friday plays through Feb. 11 at the Carmel Community Playhouse, 14229 Clay Terrace Blvd. Visit carmelplayers.org for show times and ticket prices.

Familiar characters in at Beef & Boards

INDIANAPOLIS — Fan favorites Eddie Curry and Jeff Stockberger portray all 20 characters in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of “Greater Tuna.” This non-musical show introduces audiences to the wacky residents of Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas “where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.” “Greater Tuna” for four weeks only through Jan. 28 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 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.

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on stage at Theatre

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Repertory Theatre presents the American classic “A Raisin in the Sun.” After years in a crowded, run-down, inner-city apartment, the Younger family dreams of a better life in the green, sunny suburbs. But when opportunity comes along, will they agree on the best route to get there? And will the gates be open to them? “A Raisin in the Sun” plays through Feb. 3 at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St. Visit irtlive.com for ticket information and performance times.