|Patrick Little as Brindsley Miller and Kate Rutledge as Carol Melkett star in Black Comedy|
April 17, 2008
Witness Murphy's Law in action in Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre's production of Black Comedy. The show, which opened April 24, continues May 2-3 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance May 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Artist Brindsley Miller's past returns with a vengeance in the play by Peter Schaffer. On a night when he could end his "poor artist" lifestyle, a series of chaotic events do not fall in Miller's favor.
"A world famous art collector is coming to buy some of Brindsley's works," said Dr. Joyce Aldridge, director of OBU Theatre. "Deeply impressed, the father of Brindsley's fiancée will give consent to their marriage, and everybody will live happily ever after. However, one simple fuse is all it takes to turn Brindsley's ‘night-of-his-life' into a hilarious roller-coaster nightmare."
Brindsley will be played by Patrick Little, a junior theatre major from Enid, Okla; Carol Melkett will be played by Kate Rutledge, a junior theatre major from Dallas, Texas; and Colonel Melkett will be played by Colin Smart, a junior theatre major from San Antonio, Texas.
Other students in the play include Katelyn Elms, a sophomore theatre major from Valencia, Ariz.; Lacy Hutchinson, a sophomore theatre major from Longview, Texas; Megan Winters, a senior theatre major from Fritch, Texas; Eric Strimple, a junior theatre major from Bartlesville, Okla. and Travis Hayes, a senior theatre major from Oklahoma City, Okla.
Some material may not be suitable for younger children.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the OBU Box Office at 405-878-2347 or visiting the box office in Sarkey's Telecommunication Center. Craig-Dorland Theatre is located in OBU's Shawnee Hall.