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2016-17 Season Brochure
THE CRUCIBLE

THE CRUCIBLE

by Arthur Miller

Showing in the Burg Theatre at Oklahoma City University

October 27 – 30

The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.  Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

by Joe Landry

Showing in the Burg Theatre at Oklahoma City University

December 2 – 10

Back by popular demand, this beloved American holiday film classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. This uplifting and endearing classic Christmas story is a treat for the whole family.

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

by Anne Washburn

Score by Michael Friedman

Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Co-produced with CityRep Theatre

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

February 24 – March 5

Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future.  After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.  A paean to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

THE HOUSE OF ATREUS: PARTS 1 & 2

THE HOUSE OF ATREUS: PARTS 1 & 2

by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides

Showing in the Burg Theatre at Oklahoma City University

March 30 – Apr 9

In order to chase down Helen and defeat the Trojans, Agamemnon is forced to sacrifice his own daughter.  In revenge, his wife has a bloody surprise waiting for him as a homecoming from the war.  Her son and daughter plot her demise to revenge Agamemnon's murder.  This cycle of violence brings forth the frightening goddesses of revenge, the FURIES, and only the intervention of one of the Gods of Olympus can bring peace to the House of Atreus and all of Greece. 

This exciting and visceral series of plays launches the new Center of Excellence for Classical Theatre Training (CECTT).  The final weekend of performances are the center piece of a major academic conference that will explore the state of contemporary classical theatre training in the United States.