September 9, 2013
RSU Theatre Presents Works Written, Directed by RSU Students
Original works written and directed by Rogers State University students and faculty will be presented during RSU Theatre Program's production of "Original Recipe" on Sept. 19-21, 25-26.
Performances will be held at 7:07 p.m. each night during the run at the Baird Hall Performance Studio on the Claremore campus. The show also will be performed as part of RSU's Art on the Hill art show and sale at 4 p.m. both Sept. 20 and 21.
"Original Recipe" features five 10-minute original plays that include four written by students and one from David Blakely, associate professor of communications and director of the RSU Theatre Program.
This marks the seventh year that RSU Theatre has presented student plays under the "Original Recipe" banner. RSU Theatre places emphasis on performing new or original works, and the "Original Recipe" is an extension of that philosophy. RSU is one of the few theatre programs in the nation that place such a premium on performing original plays, especially those by student writers, Blakely said.
The plays to be performed during the event are:
Admission for regular performances is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for RSU faculty, staff and students who present university ID. All proceeds will benefit student participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival regional competition.
There will be free admission for the 4 p.m. showings on Sept. 20 and 21 as part of Art on the Hill.
Seating is limited to 99 for each performance, so reservations with the theatre department box office are strongly recommended for all performances. Also, some of the plays contain adult themes with strong language.
Other productions scheduled this season are: "The Lion in Winter," November 14-16 and 21-23 at the Will Rogers Auditorium; "Love Locked, Two One-Act Plays About Love," February 12-13, 2014 at the Baird Hall Performance Studio and February 14-15, 2014 at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 SE Adams Blvd.; and "Speech and Debate," April 10-12 and 17-19, 2014 at the Will Rogers Auditorium.
For more information, call the RSU Theatre box office at 918-343-6882 or visit the RSU Theatre website.