The final Stage II production of the season is also a first for the state of Oklahoma and the OCU community.
Two Birds and a Stone will premiere at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Black Box Theater in Wanda L. Bass School of Music. Showings also will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $5.
Amy Wheeler, a nationally produced playwright, wrote Two Birds and a Stone to reflect the stories of the people she met during her time in war-torn Bosnia and Serbia.
“It’s a play that centers on the atrocities of war and its most vulnerable victims –women and children,” said Sarah D’Angelo, associate professor of acting.
Wheeler also will be on campus to attend the show premiere and host a master class for theater students.
Michelle Roselle, theater performance senior, plays one of the central characters in the show, “Arta.”
“We’ve got all these stories in the media right now of wars that are going on around the world,” Roselle said. “It’s really necessary to see theater that comments on these current issues.”
Wheeler also has a special connection with OCU that resulted in the show being chosen for the Stage II series, her parents are alumni of OCU.
The Stage II series consists of smaller productions that focus more on acting and less technical aspects. The series features shows not seen in the Mainstage season and less known.