TheatreOCU's main stage season is dedicated to exploring universal themes through its productions, and strives to educate and enlighten the University community, the greater Oklahoma City community, and the larger communities of the state and nation.

TheatreOCU offers a seven show main stage season, and a collaboration with the other schools in the Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts (Music and Dance & Arts Management) in an additional seven productions. The main stage season consists of a mix of fully realized productions of theatre classics and relevant contemporary plays, as well as co-productions with our three professional co-producing partners, and staged readings of plays that deal with important current social issues.

Our performance facilities include the Kirkpatrick Auditorium (1,100 seat proscenium), the Burg Theater (274 seat, 3/4 thrust), and the Petree Recital Hall (500 seats). We also produce shows in the new Black Box Theater (flexible 50-100 seats) in the new Wanda L. Bass Music Center. The $31.5 million, 112,000-square-foot addition, which opened in 2006, has more than doubled the rehearsal and classroom space. We also occasionally perform in the flexible performance space in the CCA (Children's Center for the Arts).

 

2016-2017 Season

  

THE CRUCIBLE

by Arthur Miller

Showing in the Burg Theatre at Oklahoma City University

October 27 – October 30

 

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

Adapted by Joe Landry

Showing in the Burg Theatre at Oklahoma City University

December 2 – December 10

 

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

By Anne Washburn

Score by Michael Friedman

Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Co-Production with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre

Showing in the CitySpace Theatre at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall

February 24 – March 5

 

THE HOUSE OF ATREUS, PARTS 1 & 2

By Aeschylus, Sophocles, & Euripides

Adapted by D. Lance Marsh

Showing in the Burg Theatre at Oklahoma City University

March 30 – April 9


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The Stage II season presents four plays each semester in the small, intimate setting of our Black Box Theatre. Stage II's are produced with an emphasis on acting and directing with a use of minimal design and technical elements. Student and faculty directors and designers collaborate together on these experimental, laboratory productions. A wide variety of styles and periods are produced in our Stage II season including contemporary plays that may not be produced in the main stage season. Past productions have included classics such as Othello and The Misanthrope, as well as recent works like Dog Sees God, Bug, and Recent Tragic Events. The Stage II season introduces our students to a level of production opportunities often found in small professional theatres operating throughout the country.

2016-2017 Stage II Season

 

THE RESIDENTS OF CRAIGSLIST
by Will Bonfiglio and Lucy Cashion
September 22 – September 25

THE STRIKER
by Caryl Churchill
October 6 – October 9

THE NETHER
by Jennifer Haley
November 3 – November 6

CLYBOURNE PARK
by Bruce Norris
February 2 – February 5

CLOWN BAR
by Adam Syzmkowicz
March 2 – March 5

ALL THIS INTIMACY
by Rajiv Joseph
April 6 – April 9

MARISOL
by Jose Rivera
April 20 – April 23

OCUedge is the name of the staged-reading series that happens every year as an extension of the TheatreOCU season.  Typically six plays in  length, material for the OCUedge season is usually picked from very contemporary material, mostly written within the last 5 years.  The staged reading of these very current, and often edgy plays, supports our students study in theatre history, as well as makes opportunities for young directors and actors to get their imaginations and their mouths around these very modern texts.

A student-run and mostly student-organized theatre company on campus, Out of the Box presents a late-night series of exciting performances.  Recent productions have spanned the gamut of theatrical dramaturgy, from reimagined classics, novel adaptations, plays written by student playwrights, edgy contemporary plays, and campy evenings of scenes and monologues.  Out of the box also produces TheatreOCU's improvisation company.

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