Theatre Announces Open Auditions

Oklahoma Baptist University's Theatre Department has announced open auditions for the spring production of Stephen Vincent Benét's Stories of America. Members of the community are invited to join OBU faculty, staff and students as part of this production. Casting requires three men and three women, age 16 and older.

The auditions will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 9, in Craig-Dorland Theatre, located in Shawnee Hall. Interested participants should arrive by 6:45 p.m. to complete required paperwork.

A copy of the script is on reserve in the Mabee Learning Center on campus. For audition details, check the Theatre Callboard in Sarkeys Telecommunication Center on campus or e-mail Dr. Joyce Aldridge, OBU associate professor of theatre, at

Production dates will be April 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and April 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Drawing on the lively and fanciful American tales of Stephen Vincent Benét, the program ranges from the Colonial years and the Revolutionary War to the opening of the West and the burgeoning of the American heartland. Using creative theatre concepts to bring the stories alive on stage, with short poems and simple music interpolations to enhance and heighten the flow of action, it not only captures the vitality of Benét's imaginative creations, but also makes the lesson of their wit and wisdom powerfully relevant to today's troubled times.