OBU Theatre’s ‘Three Sisters’ Opens Tonight, Runs April 25-28

April 25, 2019

OBU Theatre’s production of “Three Sisters” hits the stage tonight and runs April 25-28. Tickets remain available for the four-performance run, and the production will take place in Sarkeys Black Box Theater on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The play was written by Anton Chekhov and translated to English by Laurence Senelick and is most appreciated by those 13 and up.

The production will include evening performances April 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee will take place April 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased online or in the Sarkeys Telecommunication Center.

The cast of this performance is comprised of students from OBU including sophomore theatre and digital media arts major Kimberlie McCutchen as Olga, senior theatre major Anna Tyler as Masha, freshman theatre major Anna Smolen as Irina, senior theatre major Chase Hendrickson as Audrey, sophomore theatre and student ministry major Bayleigh Platter as Natasha, and junior communication studies major Courtlin Haygarth as Vershinin.

The remaining cast members include junior theatre major Caleb Frank as Tusenbach, sophomore theatre major Garrett Wheeler as Kulygin, junior theatre major Grant McGee as Cherbutykin, senior theatre major Adam S. McCollough as Solyony, freshman communication studies major Noble Adams-Nabors as Ferapont, and senior interdisciplinary student Brianna Lincoln as Anifsa.

In the play, three sisters, Olga, Masha and Irina, live with their brother in a small town in Russia. The girls live ordinary lives with their loved ones nearby. The only interesting thing surrounding this family is the military men around them. Throughout the play, the sisters have a dream of moving back to the big city of Moscow. Along the way, the sisters encounter struggles with work, heartbreak and family crises. How will the sisters learn from these struggles? More importantly, will they ever get back to Moscow?

The play is under the direction of Dr. David Coley. Coley was assistant professor of theatre at St. Gregory’s University from 2014 until its closure in 2017. He earned a Ph.D. in Theatre from Louisiana State University.

Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.okbu.edu/theatre.  They may also be purchased in person at the OBU box office located inside Sarkeys Telecommunication Center. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (405) 585-4350.