OBU Play Explores National Hot Topic

March 16, 2001

Oklahoma Baptist University's College Players tackle a dramatic examination of a sensitive social issue in their upcoming production of "Keely and Du," March 22-24 and 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Dorland Theatre.

The play, written by Jane Martin, explores an unlikely bond between a radical "Right To Life" activist and a pregnant rape victim. The two characters seek to transcend their circumstances and the ideological issues that separate them.

"Keely and Du" is directed by OBU senior theatre major Toni McDowell. Cast members include seniors Kara DeAnn as Keely and Jillian Evans as Du; sophomore Lucas Roeschley as Walter; and junior Michael Clack as Cole. Other members of the cast are junior Dave Mitchell and freshman Andra Dunn.

The stage manager for the production is junior Brandon Roye, the assistant stage manager is senior Tana Fleming, the house manager is senior Margaret St. John, and the props manager is freshman Shekinah Rogers.

The scene design was created by senior Will Burgin and the costume design by sophomore Cheryl Sartain.

Tickets are $7. Call 878-2347 for reservations.