Night & Day diversions – January 28, 2020


“Steel Magnolias,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Set in 1987, “Steel Magnolias” is the story of six Southern women who share recipes, beauty tips, and gossip in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La.

8 p.m. Jan. 28, 30, 31; 1 and 8 p.m. Jan. 29; 1:30 and 8 p.m. Feb. 1; 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2

Cost: $47.50 to $72.50 (includes buffet dinner), a $6 ticket discount is available for ages 3-15.

More:,  317-872-9664

From left, Henry Woronicz, Laura T. Fisher and Joseph Primes appear in IRT’s production of “Morning After Grace.” (Photo by Zach Rosing)

“Morning After Grace,” OneAmerica mainstage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

Three neighbors in a Florida retirement village wake up one morning to find their lives tangled together in this comedy.

7:30 p.m Jan. 30, 31; 4 and 8 p.m. Feb. 1; 2 p.m. Feb. 2; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4

Cost: $22 to $80



“The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963” Upperstage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

The Watsons leave Michigan to visit relatives in the Deep South and use the Green Book to plan for the prejudice encountered by black people in Jim Crow America.

3 p.m. Feb. 1; 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8

Cost: $22 to $65



“Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect,” Main Street Productions, Westfield Playhouse

Comedy centers on two brothers scheming to get money to pay off a loan shark after losses at the horse track.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2

Cost: $12 to $14



“Murder for Two,” Actors Theatre of Indiana, Studio Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The musical comedy features a two-person cast attempting to solve a murder mystery.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 30, 31, Feb. 1; 2 p.m. Feb. 2

Cost: $20 (students) to $45



“Rattler,” Actors Theatre of Indiana Lab Series, Studio Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The ATI Lab Series features a reading of a play about a mother trying to get her son’s rape charges dropped.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 4

Cost: $10



“In the beginning,” Mud Creek Players, Mud Creek Theater, 9740 86th St., Indianapolis

Lawrence playwright Collin Moore’s light-hearted look at God possibly wanting a do-over.

7:30 p.m. Jan 30; 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1

Cost: $13 to $15 (Jan. 30 pay what you want)



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