Final Weekend of The Tempest at OBU

The final weekend showing of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will be presented at Oklahoma Baptist University, November 9 at 8 p.m., and November 11-12 at 2:30 p.m., in Craig-Dorland Theatre, located in Shawnee Hall.

Believed to be Shakespeare’s final play written for performance, The Tempest blends lyrical romance with a quest for revenge. Other than Comedy of Errors, The Tempest is said to be Shakespeare’s shortest play.

“In one of the most theatrically challenging plays, Shakespeare creates a memorable story of the search for forgiveness and its transforming powers,” said Dr. Joyce Aldridge, OBU assistant professor of theatre.

Guest artist Bill McDonald, from Atlanta, Ga., plays Prospero. Lacy Hutchinson, a freshman theatre major from Longview, Texas, will play Miranda. Nathan Hollis, a senior theatre major from Clovis, N.M., will play Caliban. Laurel Green, a senior theatre major from New Braunfels, Texas, will play Ariel.

Other cast members include Patrick Little, a junior theatre major from Enid, Okla., as Ferdinand; Jacob Louis, a junior theatre major from Corpus Christi, Texas, as Alonso; and Rebecca Barksdale, a junior theatre major from Houston, Texas, as Sebastine.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the OBU Box Office at (405) 878-2347 or visiting the box office located in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

Other OBU theatre productions slated for this school year are Brer Rabbit Tales, Feb. 23-24 and March 2-3, and Six Characters in Search of An Author, April 19-21 and 27-29.