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Season Information

Mainstage Productions

The School of Theatre typically offers a four show Mainstage season. It is a mix of fully realized productions of theatre classics and relevant contemporary plays, as well as co-productions with our professional partners.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

By Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, and Henry Lewis

October 27-30, 2022

  • Thursday 10/27 @ 8pm
  • Friday 10/28 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 10/29 @ 2pm & 8pm
  • Sunday 10/30 @ 2pm

Directed by Ashley Wells

The Play That Goes Wrong is a co-production with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.

“Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the Cornley University Society’s opening night performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, a ruffled detective, and a word-mangling butler (among others) must battle against technical gaffes, forgotten lines, and sabotaging scenery in a quest to arrive all in one piece at the final curtain call. Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, all mayhem, this 1920s whodunit is disastrously delightful.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS

By Qui Ngyuen

December 8-11, 2022

  • Thursday 12/8 @ 8 pm
  • Friday 12/9 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 12/10 @ 2pm & 8pm
  • Sunday 12/11 @ 2pm

Directed by Amy Osatinski

A dramatic comedy about the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

MACHINAL

By Sophie Treadwell

February 2-5 2023

  • Thursday 2/2 @ 8pm
  • Friday 2/3 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 2/4 @ 2pm & 8pm
  • Sunday 2/5 @ 2pm

Directed by Hal Kohlman

Machinal is based on the true story of a woman who murders her husband, after seven attempts. This woman, Ruth Snyder, is subsequently the very first female to be executed using the electric chair.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

By William Shakespeare

March 30-April 2, 2023

  • Thursday 3/30 @ 8pm
  • Friday 3/31 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 4/2 @ 2pm & 8pm
  • Sunday 4/2 @ 2pm

Directed by D. Lance Marsh

Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen.

Stage II Productions

Stage II presents six to eight shows in a small, intimate setting. All productions have an emphasis on acting and directing with use of minimal design and technical elements. Student and faculty directors and designers collaborate on these productions.

ANTIGONE

By Sophocles, Translation by Diane J. Raynor

October 6-9, 2022

  • Thursday 10/6 @ 8pm
  • Friday 10/7 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 10/8 @ 8pm
  • Sunday 10/9 @ 2pm

Directed by Hal Kohlman

ALMANAC FOR FARMERS AND LOVERS IN MEXICO

By Kate Tarker

November 3-6, 2022

  • Thursday, 11/3 @ 8pm
  • Friday 11/4 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 11/5 @ 8pm
  • Sunday 11/6 @ 2pm

Directed by Ziana Ramirez

PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE

By Deneen Reynolds-Knott, in collaboration with Furman University, Oklahoma City University & Centre College.

A new play written for Furman University, Oklahoma City University & Centre College in collaboration with The Farm Theater.

November 10-13, 2022

  • Thursday, 11/10 @8pm
  • Friday, 11/11 @8pm
  • Saturday 11/12 @8pm
  • Sunday 11/13 @2pm

Directed by Elise Bear

A LIE OF THE MIND

By Sam Shepard

February 9-12, 2023

  • Thursday 2/9 @ 8pm
  • Friday 2/10 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 2/11 @ 8pm
  • Sunday 2/12 @ 2pm

Directed by Erica Herrera

SHAKESPEARE'S OTHER WOMEN

By Scott Kaiser

February 23-26, 2023

  • Thursday 2/23 @ 8pm
  • Friday 2/24 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 2/25 @ 8pm
  • Sunday 2/26 @ 2pm

Directed by Sydney Sinclair

ADA AND THE ENGINE

By Lauren Gunderson

March 23-26

  • Thursday 3/23 @ 8pm
  • Friday 3/24 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 3/25 @ 8pm
  • Sunday 3/26 @ 2pm

Directed by Kris Kuss

THE AURORA PROJECT

By Bella Poynton

April 13-16, 2023

  • Thursday 4/13 @ 8pm
  • Friday 4/14 @ 8pm
  • Saturday 4/15 @ 8pm
  • Sunday 4/16 @ 2pm

Directed by Sophia Boyer

Out of the Box & Edge

Out of the Box is OCU's completely student-produced theatre company on campus. Each semester, Out of the Box produces three Mainstage performances and two Edges (staged readings), both directed and performed by students. Out of the Box focuses on provocative contemporary work, fresh takes on classics, and up-and-coming playwrights.

Out of the Box Fall MainStage Season

Minutes and Seconds by Chris Vanderark

Directed by: Delaney Horton

The Body Electric by Grace Goble

Directed by: Erica Heiselman

Everybody by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by: Phoebe Westbrooks

OCU Edge

The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George

Directed by: Elise Bear

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