Oklahoma Baptist University

‘Evening of Southern Charm’ Opens April 25

Miss Lucretia Collins, played by OBU student Abbie Beeler, breaks down in “Portrait of a Madonna.”

Tickets are on sale for OBU Theatre’s presentation of “An Evening of Southern Charm: One-Act Plays by Southern Authors,” set for April 25-27 in the Black Box Theatre in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center on the OBU campus.

The production features “Portrait of a Madonna,” “Key Lime Pie” and “Blind Date.” OBU Theatre will present the plays one weekend only: Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

“Portrait of a Madonna,” by Tennessee Williams, follows a deranged southern belle who is convinced the love of her life, who rejected her for someone else, visits her every night. The play is directed by Robert Mills, a senior theatre major from San Antonio, Texas.

“Key Lime Pie,” by Jason Milligan, tells the story of two squabbling sisters on a frantic crusade to track down a specific pie sold the day before at a small-town bake sale. The play is directed by JemiJean Jones, a senior theatre and family/community service major from Del City, Okla.

“Blind Date,” by Horton Foote, is a touching and funny study of what happens when a fluttery, well-meaning aunt tries to arrange a date for her uncooperative niece. The play is directed by Jennifer Ezell, an OBU adjunct instructor of English, who recently earned her master’s degree in theatre from the University of Missouri.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The show is most appropriate for ages 12 and older. 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. Tickets also will be available at the door.

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