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2019-2020 Season


Performance To Kill A Mockingbird Co-production with Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

Wednesday 10.23 at 10AM Thursday 10.24 at 10AM and 7:30PM Friday 10.25 at 10AM and 7:30PM Saturday 10.26 at 7:30PM Sunday 10.27 at 7:30PM

Arcadia December 5-8, 2019 Thursday 12.5 at 8PM Friday 12.6 at 8PM Saturday 12.7 at 2PM and 8PM Sunday 12.8 at 2PM

The Laramie Project February 6-9, 2020 Thursday 2.6 at 8PM Friday 2.7 at 8PM Saturday 2.8 at 2PM and 8PM Sunday 2.9 at 2PM

The Trojan Women April 2-5, 2020 Thursday 4.2 at 8PM Friday 4.3 at 8PM Saturday 4.4 at 2PM and 8PM Sunday 4.5 at 2PM

Schedule

October 23-27, 2019


Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird A New Play by Aaron Sorkin Co-production with Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

October 23 – 27, 2019 Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression. The facade of the seemingly peaceful town begins to crack when a young black man is accused of a terrible crime. Driven by an unshakable moral conviction, local lawyer Atticus Finch defends the man in a trial that sends violent waves through the community. Now in a new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Newsroom), this hard-hitting work explores prejudice, compassion, and the question of what is right.

Tickets available at oklahomachildrenstheatre.org or 405-208-6200


Arcadia by

TOM STOPPARD

Arcadia By Tom Stoppard

December 5 – 8, 2019 Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present on an elegant English estate. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition, as, thirteen-year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present day scenes introduce two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits - the one crucial attraction Newton left out.


By Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

The Laramie Project By Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

February 6 – 9, 2020 In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, and he died several days later in an area hospital. He was the target of this assault because he was gay. The Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, and conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage of those interviews and the company’s own experience in Laramie that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.


THE TROJAN WOMEN BY EURIPIDES

The Trojan Woman By Euripides

April 2 – 5, 2020 The Trojan Women is widely considered the greatest anti-war play ever written, and it remains both timeless and timely, a poignant meditation on the brutality that always falls upon women and children in the aftermath of armed conflict. The play centers on Hecuba, the queen of Troy, and her family on the morning after the Greek conquest of her city. Surrounded by a chorus of mothers who have lost their sons, wives who have lost their husbands, and sisters who have lost fathers and brothers, the women come together to tell their stories, give each other solace, and try to cobble together a new life in the rubble.


Ticket

405.208.5227 or okcu.edu/tickets

Pricing • • • • •

Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Student (with id) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 Child (ages 2-12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 Senior citizen (65+). . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8 Allied arts city card holders . . $7.50 (Or 2-for-1 tickets)

PRICES MAY VARY FOR CO-PRODUCTIONS. PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. TICKETS FOR TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD CAN BE PURCHASED THROUGH OKLAHOMA CHILDREN’S THEATRE AT OKLAHOMACHILDRENSTHEATRE.ORG OR BY CALLING 405.208.6200.

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Info

TICKETS ARE SOLD THROUGH THE OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS TICKET OFFICE. THE TICKET OFFICE IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 12-4PM. TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TWO HOURS PRIOR TO SHOWTIME.


Professional

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center ignites creativity through exhibitions, performances, and public programming, with a focus on living artists, the art of now, and the art of what’s next.

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre provides extraordinary live theatre and interactive educational experiences for young audiences.

The Oklahoma City Ballet has been the city’s professional ballet company since 1972 and is currently the resident dance company of the Civic Center Music Hall.

As a professional based training program, it is critical for TheatreOCU students to work within the industry as their collegiate career evolves. At the Oklahoma City University School of Theatre, we strive to involve our students in the industry in a wide range of opportunities. This season, we are proud to co-produce alongside Oklahoma Children’s Theatre for our production of To Kill a Mockingbird. In addition, we are proud to be active members of the Oklahoma City arts scene through our professional partners.

Partners

Founded in 1963, Lyric is Oklahoma’s leading professional theatre company, continually striving to produce Broadway-caliber productions for Oklahoma audiences.


Audition for the OCU School of Theatre Are you, or do you know, a high school senior? November 15 & 16 December 7 (Design & Production Only) February 7 & 8 March 6 & 7 For more information or to schedule your on-campus audition, please visit okcu.edu/theatre/admissions or email ocutheatreauditions@okcu.edu

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SPONSORSHIP Bring the arts to life! We invite you to support Oklahoma City University’s excellence in the performing arts by sponsoring the 2019-20 season of outstanding performances from guest artists, acclaimed alumni, faculty, and more than 200 theatre students and 375 student musicians. With several package levels available, your commitment enriches our community and furthers OCU’s tradition of educating talented students as they become tomorrow’s stars.

For more information, contact 405.208.5700.


2019-2020 Season

CLOWNS, LOVERS, AND WOMEN IN PANTS By William Shakespeare

October 3 – 6, 2019

DOG SEES GOD By Bert V. Royal

October 31 – November 3, 2019

CYMBELINE

By William Shakespeare

November 7 – 10, 2019

ON TO VICTORY By Multiple Playwrights

February 20 – 23, 2020

EURYDICE By Sarah Ruhl

March 5 – 8, 2020

A LIFE OF GALILEO

By Bertolt Brecht Translated by by Mark Ravenhill

April 16 – 19, 2020

Stage II presents six shows in a small, intimate setting. All productions have an emphasis on acting and directing with use of minimal design and technical elements. Students and faculty collaborate to design and direct these productions. All performances are in OCU’s Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the OCU Performing Arts Box Office. okcu.edu/tickets | 405.208.5227


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Julius Caesar

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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley Photo by Bryan Cardinale-Powell


Lord of the Flies

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