Oklahoma Baptist University

OBU Theatre Kicks Off Season with The Tempest

"If by your art, dear father, you have set these wild waters into this roar, allay them." Bill McDonald as Prospero is seen with Lacy Hutchinson as Miranda

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will open Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre’s season. The play will be presented November 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., November 9 at 8 p.m., and November 11-12 at 2:30 p.m., in Craig-Dorland Theatre, located in Shawnee Hall.

Believed to be Shakespeare’s final play written for performance, The Tempest blends lyrical romance with a quest for revenge.

“In one of the most theatrically challenging plays, Shakespeare creates a memorable story of the search for forgiveness and its transforming powers,” said Dr. Joyce Aldridge, OBU assistant professor of theatre.

Preview the Show

Bill McDonald, a guest artist from Atlanta, Ga., will play Prospero. Lacy Hutchinson, a freshman theatre major from Longview, Texas, will play Miranda. Nathan Hollis, a senior theatre major from Clovis, N.M., will play Caliban. Laurel Green, a senior theatre major from New Braunfels, Texas, will play Ariel.

Other cast members include Patrick Little, a junior theatre major from Enid, Okla., as Ferdinand; Jacob Louis, a junior theatre major from Corpus Christi, Texas, as Alonso; and Rebecca Barksdale, a junior theatre major from Houston, Texas, as Sebastine.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the OBU Box Office at (405) 878-2347 or visiting the box office located in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.