TU's Fall Theatre Schedule Continues Dec. 3-7 with "The Persistence of Memory"

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Published on 11/20/03

Do we remember the truth or only what we prefer to recall? The University of Tulsa’s fall theatre schedule continues with “The Persistence of Memory,” an evening of three plays investigating this question, at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 3-6, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.7, in Kendall Hall on the TU campus. Parking is available at Fifth Place and Florence Avenue.

The series of plays includes “Mountain Language” by Harold Pinter, an investigation of what happens when an ethnic group is so oppressed that it is forbidden to speak its own language; “Far Away” by Caryl Churchill, which holds the mirror up to modern life and the nature of denial; and “The Conduct of Life,” by Maria Irene Fornes, which looks at the underside of patriarchal culture through women’s eyes – at gun point. These plays are recommended for mature audiences only. Running time is approximately two hours and 20 minutes with two intermissions.

The title for the three plays is taken from painter Salvador Dali who said, “The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: It is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.”

For ticket information, call the TU box office at (918) 631-2567 between noon and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the opening night of each production. For general information and group rates, call (918) 631-2566.