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Openings for the weekend of March 31

Khaos Company Theatre: Alternative Fact Improv Tours

zombieKhaos Company Theatre is fighting back against the de-funding of the arts and is proud to announce the launch of Alternitive Fact Improv Tours: Walking Zombie Tours of the Indianapolis Canal. $1 of each tour will be donated to the ACLU Join your Zombie Tour Guide as you walk the Indianapolis Canal and learn the Canal’s Alternative History. Learn the Plight of the Circle City Zombie Plague during which the government of Indiana, desperate to evacuate their citizens from zombie-ridden Indianapolis, commissioned the construction of the Indianapolis Canal to allow its citizens to escape the city by boat because, as we all know, zombies can’t swim.

Indiana Repertory Theatre: “Miranda”

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Arya Daire and Jennifer Coombs in IRT’s “Miranda.” Photo by Zach Rosing

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 award-winning playwright in residence, James Still, brings a psychological riddle set in the world’s most explosive region.

Content Advisory: Recommended for patrons in 11th grade and older. “Miranda” is a psychological drama that contains strong language, references to sexuality, and offstage references to war-like situations.

  • March 28 – April 23
  • $25-$75
  • Backstage tour April 6, performance at 7:30 PM
  • IRTea Talk April 9, performance at 2 PM
  • Happy Hour April 11, performance at 6:30 PM
  • Post-show discussion April 15, performance at 1 PM
  • Cookies & Coffee April 13, performance at 2 PM
  • Post-show discussion April 22, performance at 4 PM
  • http://www.irtlive.com

 

Buck Cree Players: “M*A*S*H”

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“M*A*S*H” at Buck Creek Players

Experience the stage version of the popular book, film, and television series, “M*A*S*H,” by Tim Kelly, adapted from the book by Richard Hooker. Wedged somewhere between the popular television series and the 1970 Oscar-nominated film, the play picks up with Hawkeye and Duke, two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea, joining M*A*S*H, or the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. When the pair’s antics are added to Trapper John and Walt Waldowski’s outrageous pranks, Colonel Blake has his hands full. They decide to wage a campaign to get a young Korean named Ho-Jon to the United States and entered in a good school. The thread of this effort helps tie together the pileup of comic adventures involving other beloved characters.

  • March 3-April 9; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sunday
  • $18 for adults and $16 for students and senior citizens
  • http://www.buckcreekplayers.com

Theatre on the Square

Check out “Going … Going … Gone.” Ed has passed away after 40 years in the auction business, and those close to him face the task of selling off his last worldly possessions. How? By having the audience bid on items using fake money they receive when they enter the theater. As a long-form improv show with no script and different actors and props at every performance, “Going … Going … Gone” is never the same show twice! This year, every show will benefit a charity. The April show will benefit Camp Yes, The Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, and the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University.

Taylor Martin’s Indy Magic Monthly 9th Anniversary Celebration presents one of the most influential magicians of all time, from Chicago, Eugene Burger. Master Burger has taught and consulted with some of the top magic acts in the world. His writings on magic teach magicians how to turn a trick into magic. And to top it off, Mr. Burger will lecture after the show. His movie, “From Divinity School to Mystery School,” has been reviewed by some of best critics in magic as a revelation. He rarely makes appearances in public shows, as he is in high demand for corporate events. Joining him will be two other great magicians from Chicago. Benjamin Barnes, one of the founders of Magic Chicago, returns with his wonderful brand of mentalism. Magic Chicago is one of the shows that inspired Taylor Martin to create IMM. Luis Carreon also returns after his performance last fall. He is one of the new generation of wizards and can be put in the same company as Francis Menotti and others.\

  • $25 for adults, $20 for under 16 and over 61, and $60 for a family ticket of up to 5 (2 children)
  • Lecture is $15 with show ticket and $20 without
  • April 4, 7 p.m. Lecture to follow at 9 p.m.
  • http://www.tots.org

Ricks-Weil Theatre Company: “Greater Tuna”

tunaThe fictitious town of Tuna (population, 24) is located somewhere in Texas about half-way between San Angelo and Hell. In Tuna, very little has changed since the 1980s, and colorful characters such as Thurston Wheelis, Didi Snavely, Bertha Bumiller, and Petey Fisk will be more than happy to tell you all about it. The play is at once an affectionate commentary on small-town Southern life and attitudes, but also a withering satire of the same.

  • Friday, March 31, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 9, 2:30 PM
  • $10
  • Production contains some adult language and sensitive cultural themes
  • Seating is very limited; reserve tickets early by calling 317-477-8689; tickets are CASH OR CHECK ONLY.
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