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“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” continues at Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Theatre Tulsa presents “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams at 2 p.m. March 21 and 8 p.m. March 25-27, 2010, at the Liddy Doenges Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, OK. The production is directed by Lisa Stefanic and the stage is managed by April Harris.
General admission is $16 and $11 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (918) 596-7111.
According to a news release, the 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama centers on the family dynamics of a Mississippi plantation tycoon known as Big Daddy. Brick, his ex-football son, along with his trophy wife, Maggie, have gathered with his brother’s family to celebrate Big Daddy’s 65th birthday. Unbeknownst to Big Daddy is that he is dying of cancer and what ensues is each couple’s attempt to discredit the other and to put themselves in the position to inherit Big Daddy’s enormous wealth.
Stefanic says in a news release, “One of the components ‘Cat of a Hot Tin Roof’ deals with, are the struggles of honesty among others and, more importantly, being honest with yourself. That’s a big challenge in today’s world. Our society is dominated both culturally and politically by people who excel in avoiding the truth; in spinning their message-and simple, courageous honesty is becoming lost in the battle. I think the story of people literally fighting their way though hypocrisy toward an honest account of who they are is quite timely.”
The Theatre Tulsa’s production consists of the following cast members: Jeremy Sheldon as Brick, Sara Wilemon as Maggie, Charles Whitson as Big Daddy, Karyn Maio as Big Mama, Kurt Harris as Gooper, Amy Lee as Mae, Robert Young as Reverend Tooker, Starr Hardgrove as Dr. Baugh, Margie Jenkins as Sookey, and Cole Jett as Lacey.
Theatre Tulsa is a proud member of the American Association of Community Theatre, Oklahoma Community Theatre Association, Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and a recipient of the 2009 Tulsa Award for Theatre Excellence for outstanding production.

Editor’s Note: The March 20 performance was canceled due to weather, and tickets will be honored at 8 p.m. Wed., March 24, 2010,  at the Liddy Doenges Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, OK.

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View “Song for Coretta” at Tulsa Performing Arts Center Feb. 26-28

Theatre North presents the production “Song for Coretta ” by Pearl Cleage at 8 p.m. Feb. 26-27 and 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Liddy Doenges Theater in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 

110 E 2nd St. Tulsa, OK.

Tickets are $15 general admission; groups of 10 or more $ 12.50 per ticket, and $12.50 for students. Tickets are available for sale online at
“Song for Coretta” is based on event of Feb. 6, 2006, when people began lining up at dawn outside of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose body lay in state in the small sanctuary. By mid-morning, the crowd wound down the street and around the corner of the old red brick building. People of all ages stood patiently for hours, waiting to say goodbye. Sometimes they murmured to each other quietly. Sometimes they shared memories of Mrs. King’s extraordinary life and expressed sorrow at her passing. When a cold rain began to fall at sunset, those who had thought to bring umbrellas shared them with those whose resolve was the only thing not dampened by the drizzle. At close to midnight, the crowd had dwindled to a determined few. The five fictional characters in this play are at the end of that long line of mourners.
The production is sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, go to or call (918) 596-7109.

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Theatre Tulsa presents “Laundry & Bourbon” and “Lone Star”

Theatre Tulsa presents “Laundry & Bourbon” and “Lone Star” at 8 p.m. July 9-11
at Liddy Doenges Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
“Laundry & Bourbon” takes place on a dusty front porch in Maynard,
Texas. As the afternoon sun beats down, Elizabeth and Hattie catch up on
small town tales between TV commercials and piles of boxer shorts. When
Amy Lee, the town gossip, stops by unexpectedly the bourbon flows and
the laundry flies. There are rumors about Roy, Elizabeth’s husband, but
Elizabeth may have an even bigger secret under wraps.
“Lone Star” follows Roy, a Vietnam vet, and his brother Ray as they
drink the night away out back of Angel’s Bar. Roy loves his wife and he
loves his ’59 T-Bird, but nothing else seems certain anymore. A case of
beer and several candy bars later (and after a contentious visit from
Cletis, an old high school acquaintance), Ray reveals some hard and
explosive truths. Roy is left with a two options – keep running, or
stand tall and face his future.
Both plays contain strong language and are recommended for mature
audiences only. Tickets are only $5. For more information, call (918) 587-8402 or go online to