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First Powerful Prose Book Discussion Successful

Associate Professor of Theater Lance Marsh (aka Ben Franklin) played to a full house - and received a much-deserved standing ovation - during our first "Powerful Prose: Great Ideas and the Literature that Advances Them" book presentation at Full Circle Bookstore. I discussed the book "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" by Walter Isaacson and Professor Marsh brought the book to life with his outstanding performance.

Oklahoma City University and Full Circle Bookstore have partnered to create this monthly book review and discussion series that is free to the public. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. when I will review "Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History" by S.C. Gwynne. On Nov. 13, OCU Professor of Law Art LeFrancois will host a discussion on the book "Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for His Freedom" by Barry Siegel.
OCU professors will join me each month at Full Circle Bookstore to host a book discussion for the Powerful Prose series.

9 to 5 Starts Tonight

This weekend, don't miss the opening of Oklahoma City University's Opera and Music Theater Company's 62nd consecutive season with the comedy "9 to 5," with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. There are three shows: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinée. The Tony-nominated show features a cast of 32, under the direction of Dr. David Herendeen, and a 12-piece "contemporary country pop" band, led by Professor Jan McDaniel. Tickets are available from www.okcu.edu/tickets or 405.208.5227.

Pictured below are senior Benjamin Camenzuli of Toronto, Ontario, as Hart and senior Hayley Gribble of Wichita as Doralee; senior Kate Shiels of Fort Worth as Violet; and junior Kaley Were of Allen, Tex., as Judy.