TU's Spring 2004 Theatre Schedule Includes "Pride's Crossing" Feb. 18-22

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Published on 2/4/04

The University of Tulsa’s 2004 theatre schedule will include “Pride’s Crossing” by Tina Howe, which will be showing at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 18-21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will return at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 15-17, and Thursday-Saturday, April 22-24, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18 and 25. There will be school matinees at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16 and 23. All performances will be in Kendall Hall at TU. Parking is available at Fifth Place and Florence Avenue.

“Pride’s Crossing” is the story of a woman who set the world record for swimming across the English Channel at age 26. The play looks at the woman at age 90 as she looks back on a life that spans the 20th century, and investigates the roles of women in society and unique pressures on them to make life decisions before they have the chance to find themselves.

In one of Shakespeare’s best known plays, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the human world is out of balance because the King and Queen of the fairies are warring. Young love is at the mercy of a father’s edict and lovers run away to the magic-laden midsummer forest. The fairy Puck plays a mischievous matchmaker and, in the end, the characters find love, marriage and the restoration of balance in the world. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was the first production ever at the Henry Kendall College and also the first to play performed in the Chapman Theatre in 1975.

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.