OrigRec2012

You can see what the RSU Theatre Program has been up to as Original Recipe opens Thursday and runs through Saturday. Original Recipe is a series of five ten-minute plays that are written, directed, or performed by RSU students and faculty.

“Dave and Marsha,” a play written by Will Hedgecock of Edison Preparatory School in Tulsa, stars Andrew Grimes and Katie Hoffman as a man and a woman who are trapped in a room. Grimes is also directing “The Washtub,” a play that is over 600 years old and translated from French by Roger J. Steiner.

“The Washtub” is about a man who is pestered by his nagging wife and mother. This play stars Dr. Brenda Tuberville, Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at RSU, Josh Gammon, and Hannah Westlund.

Westlund and Gammon have their fair share of work for Original Recipe. Gammon wrote “9:02,” a drama surrounding the final minutes leading up to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. Amanda McFarland, Garrett Powders, and Marilynn Bullard make up the cast of Gammon’s play.

Westlund is directing “Reading Izzy,” a comedy written by Dr. Mary Mackie, RSU Associate Professor of English and Humanities. Throughout the play, Izzy is obsessed with completing a book, while her friends try to find out what’s so good about the book. The cast is made up of Emily Mahan, David Prock, Zach Coker, Garrett Powders, and Hanna Barnoski.

“Sylvia at the Bookstore” is about a group of women who are concerned about a serious comment made by a young child. Written by RSU graduate George Romero and directed by David Prock, “Sylvia at the Bookstore” stars Morgan Baker, Jaina Lee, and Kellsie Davis.

Original Recipe is held in the Baird Hall Performance Studio on RSU’s campus September 20th thru 22nd. For performance times and reservations, call (918) 343-6882.

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