Final Weekend of The Tempest at OBU
November 9, 2006
The final weekend showing of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will be presented at Oklahoma Baptist University, 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. Other than Comedy of Errors, The Tempest is said to be Shakespeare’s shortest play.
Guest artist Bill McDonald, from Atlanta, Ga., plays 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.
Other OBU theatre productions slated for this school year are Brer Rabbit Tales, Feb. 23-24 and March 2-3, and Six Characters in Search of An Author, April 19-21 and 27-29.