Mud Creek celebrates man’s best friend

INDIANAPOLIS – “Sylvia” tells the comedic — and often realistic — tale of the relationship between a man and his dog and its effect on his marriage, his social life and his psyche. “Sylvia” runs through Feb. 24 at the Mud Creek Barn, 9740 E. 86th St. Visit for performance dates and times and ticket information.

Classic Austen novel plays at the Civic

CARMEL – “Sense and Sensibility,” Jane Austen’s novel, comes to the stage at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green, Feb. 2 to 17. The death of the Dashwood sisters’ father leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. The play examines actions and reactions as the girls eventually decide to follow their hearts. For more information, visit

“Cuckoo’s Nest” both humorous and tragic

NOBLESVILLE – “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” pits career criminal McMurphy against Nurse Ratched in a battle for control. McMurphy has manipulated the system to spend his incarceration in an airy mental institution instead of prison. Nurse Ratched views him as a threat to her control over the patients. For his insolence and mischief, she plans to get even — with grim results. The show opens tomorrow at the Belfry, 10690 Greenfield Ave., and plays through Feb. 18. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Visit for ticket prices and more information.