Four Theatrical Works Highlight OBU Theatre’s 2007-08 Season

OBU Theater’s 2007-08 season will offer productions that feature themes of mystery, parable, fantasy and misunderstanding.

The Woman in Black opens the slate with performances in Craig-Dorland Theatre, located in Shawnee Hall, Aug. 30 and Sept. 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 31 at 12 midnight.

Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, The Woman in Black is based on the novel by Susan Hill. Critics claim the play is “a classic ghost story following the tradition of Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Henry James and Edith Wharton.”

During Homecoming, OBU Theatre will present Godspell, Nov. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 10-11 at 2:30 p.m. Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, the production includes music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

The annual Theatre for Young Audience will feature Sleeping Beauty by Charles Way Feb. 22-23 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Rumors, by Neil Simon, will conclude the season April 24-25 and May 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 and May 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Additionally, in Sarkeys Studio Theatre, OBU Theatre will sponsor “Live at the Black Box” at 9 p.m. on Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Feb. 22, March 28 and April 11. A Homecoming “Live at the Black Box” performance on Nov. 9 will begin at 10 p.m.

OBU’s College Players will present “An Evening of Entertainment” in Sarkeys Studio Theater Oct. 5 and March 7 at 7 p.m.

2007-08 OBU Theatre season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.

For individual OBU Theatre productions, tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets are $5 for children age 12 and under, $2 for Sleeping Beauty and $15 for a season pass.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, call the OBU Theatre box office at 405-878-2347. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., in Sarkeys Telecommunications Center.