March 1, 2011
OBU's Theatre for Young Audiences will present "Androcles and the Lion" one weekend only: Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for the production which will premiere in Craig-Dorland Theatre in OBU's Shawnee Hall.
The cast includes Androcles, played by OBU alum Elliott Freeman from Paola, Kan., and The Lion, played by OBU senior Taunia Logan from Perryton, Texas. Laura Byland, associate professor and director of theatre who designed OBU's Theatre for Young Audiences, will direct the play.
Tickets are on sale for $8 for adults, $6 for students and $2 for children under age 12. Located in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center, the OBU Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call (405) 878-2347.
The Theatre for Young Audiences production has been an annual event on the OBU campus since 1993. Each spring, about 2,300 Shawnee-area students attend matinee performances of the production. OBU Theatre seeks to present plays designed to entertain and inspire younger audiences in the art of live theatre. Plays are chosen for the values in their themes, including honesty, integrity and preparing young people to recognize the good and evil of the world.