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OBU Theatre Announces 2013-14 Season: ‘Keeping the Faith’

OBU Theatre has announced its 2013-14 productions, based on the theme, “Keeping the Faith.” Season tickets are now on sale for the three productions of the season: “Tartuffe,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Doubt: a Parable.”

Season tickets are $27 for adults and $12 for students. Individual ticket prices start at $11 for adults and $5 for students during all performances. Tickets may be ordered by calling the OBU Theatre Box Office at (405) 878-2347 or by visiting the Box Office in Sarkeys Telecommunications Center on the OBU campus. Credit cards are accepted.

“This season spans thousands of years and moves audiences from ancient lands to urban landscapes,” said Dr. Jeffrey Wells, associate professor and director of theatre. “The 2013-14 season promises to be fascinating, inspiring, and thought provoking. I am more excited about the depth of this season’s offerings than I have been in a long time.”

“Tartuffe” is Moliere’s classic comedy about power, greed and deception. The production will open OBU Theatre’s season Oct. 25, 26, 31 and Nov. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., andOct. 27 and at 2:30 p.m. The performance is most appreciated by audience members age 13 and older.

The story takes place in the opulent 17th century the home of Orgon, where Tartuffe -- a fraud and a pious imposter -- has insinuated himself in an effort to swindle his trusting benefactor. Will Tartuffe succeed in his villainous plan to confiscate Orgon’s wealth and destroy his family?

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be performed Feb. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m., and Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. The production is most appreciated by audience members age 5 and older.

Joseph, his father’s favored son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and values are vigorously challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

“Doubt: a Parable” will be presented April 24-27 at 7:30 p.m., and April 26 and 27 at 2:30 p.m. The performance is most appreciated by audience members age 15 and older.

OBU Theatre closes this exciting season with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award -Winning play, Doubt. In this thought provoking and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects young Father Flynn of impropriety with one of the school’s students. This play was adapted into the 2008 movie Doubt starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis.

All productions will be presented in Craig-Dorland Theatre in Shawnee Hall. For more information about OBU Theatre, call (405) 878-2347.

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