TU Presents 'The Way of the World'

Friday, April 20, 2001

Published on 4/20/01

The University of Tulsa Department of Theatre puts a new twist on an old play when it presents William Congreve’s “The Way of the World” April 18 - 22 in the Chapman Theatre of Kendall Hall, located at Fifth Place and Florence Avenue. Written in the 1800s but displaying the timeless themes of greed and self-absorption, the production will be staged with modern dress to make it more accessible to today’s audience.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18; Thursday, April 19; Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. A 2 p.m. matinee will be presented on Sunday, April 22.

The play’s plot revolves around the marital woes of a group of affluent people. Typically set in Restoration England, TU Theatre’s version takes place in the early 1980s, recalling an era characterized by an obsession with wealth. Audiences will enjoy the wit, disguises, and deception that give the story the feel of soap operas like “Dallas” and “Falcon Crest”.

The costumes were designed by TU senior Katie Irish. The scenic design was created by TU theatre staff member Curt Selby and lighting was designed by TU faculty member Susan Barrett.

Tickets, which are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and area students, can be purchased at the TU Theatre Box Office or by calling 631-2567. Box office hours are Monday - Friday from 12 - 5 p.m.