Jim Lucas has done an admirable job of adapting writer John Hamilton's modern western dealing with the disappearance of the American pioneering spirit to the Indianapolis stage. Considering recent events, the play carries with it even more significance as it addresses the process by which corporations have come to rule virtually every aspect of modern existence. In The Stetson Manifesto
, one man wages a war against the commodification of his traditional way of life. Catfish, played by Bill Becker, stubbornly refuses to follow mandates from the company that has recently taken over the ranch where he has worked since it was founded. Ultimately, he must decide whether to keep his job or abandon his dignity and the only way of life he has ever known. Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.