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Oct. 14, 2005

RSU Theatre Program to Present ‘Haunted Campus’ Oct. 26-30

“Haunted Campus,” a Halloween theatrical event featuring three one-act ghost stories presented in several “haunted” locations on campus, will be presented by the theatre program at Rogers State University on Oct. 26-30.

The plays begin at 8:05 p.m. in the Will Rogers Auditorium on the RSU campus in Claremore. Those attending the plays will walk to other locations on campus including the amphitheater at the RSU Conservation Education Reserve. Two of the plays will be presented outdoors and casual dress is encouraged. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and free to all students, and may be purchased at the door.

The plays include “A Witch’s Brew” and “A Ghost Story” by playwright John Pielmeier and “Whatever Happened to Tardy McFarlane?” a premier of an original play by Nat Hardy, RSU assistant professor. Pielmeier was the author of the popular play “Agnes of God.”

“The plays include some frightening moments and may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13,” said Dr. David Blakely, assistant professor and coordinator of the RSU theatre program.

The next RSU theatre production will be “Kilroy Was Here,” a “spoken opera” history of World War II told by area residents who were children during that era. The play was written by award-winning Kentucky playwright Constance Alexander. “Kilroy Was Here” will be presented as a tribute to present-day soldiers, veterans and their families on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The production will begin at 8:05 p.m. in the Will Rogers Auditorium. In addition, a special performance will be presented at the Claremore Veteran’s Center.

For more information on RSU theatre productions, or to get information about participating in the theatre productions, call Blakely at (918) 343-7521.