Hoosier theater-goers are not limited to just the large scale theaters doing Broadway, or community theaters doing “Hello Dolly” for the eighth year in a row. There are several small independent theaters in the Central Indiana area.
The Mud Creek Players in Fishers, Indiana calls themselves more than a theater. Their website says “we are a community/social group. . . our members attend social events such as pitch-ins, parties, group outings and game nights.” Families can join the club and are encouraged to help with a production. Actors, stagehands, and designers are all members of the organization.
This season’s lineup included performances of “Me Too” by Mark Goffman (comedy-drama); “The Soapy Murder Case” by Tim Kelly (farce); and, “The Girls in 509” by Howard Teichman (comedy).
The Mud Creek Players are finishing up their 2008-09 season with nine performances of “Steel Magnolias.”
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions. The ladies learn to draw on their underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
April 24 & 25 – (Fri & Sat @ 8PM)
May 1 & 2 – (Fri & Sat @ 8PM)
May 8, 9 & 10 – (Fri & Sat @ 8PM; Sun 2:30PM)
May 15 & 16 – (Fri & Sat @ 8PM)
The 2009-10 season will include “Leading Ladies,” “Sherlock’s Veiled Secret,” “Coming Apart,” and “The Three Musketeers.”