Oklahoma City University News
School of Theatre Opens Season with Shakespeare
The Oklahoma City University School of Theatre will open its 2010–11 season next week with William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labours Lost.” The first performance is 8 p.m. Thursday in the Burg Theater in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center at N.W. 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue.
Known as the playwright whose subject matter can transcend centuries, Shakespeare penned the age-old tale of man’s struggle between fame and success versus love and honorable living.
“The play is a flamboyantly intellectual comedy about four dashing men who swear off food, drink and women for the sake of fame,” said Ben Corbett, director of the OCU production. “The arrival of four beautiful women threatens to break vows and hearts as the men struggle to keep their promises and passions in check. As one of the wittiest Shakespearean comedies, ‘Loves’ Labours Lost’ boasts nimble wordplay and unexpected plot twists.”
Performances are 8 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 2, and 2 p.m. Oct. 3. Contact the box office at (405) 208-5227, buy tickets online, or visit www.okcu.edu/theatre for more information.