Monthly Archives: March 2013

“8″ Previewed by the Tulsa World

Jim Watts of the Tulsa World wrote a great preview of Theatre Tulsa New Stage’s collaboration with Odeum Theatre Company and Theatre Pops to produce a one-weekend only production of “8″.

Theater groups join forces to present “8″

Experience a Rare Moment of Living History With “8″

The Supreme Court began hearing arguments this morning on whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry in the Proposition 8 California case that could transform the law nationwide.

Supporters of same-sex marriage stood with posters in front of the US Supreme Court as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation (AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of same-sex marriage stand with posters in front of the US Supreme Court as the justices begin hearing oral arguments March 26. (AFP/Getty Images)

Theatre Tulsa’s New Stage company is proud to team up with two other local theatres (Odeum and Theatre Pops) to interact with this moment of living history through our upcoming production of “8,” a dramatic retelling of the original “Prop. 8″ trial based on court transcripts.

Each reading will include a talkback session that will combine discussions of the performance with perspectives on religion and the law from special guests.

This production will not only entertain but also open a local dialogue on a highly topical national debate.

“8″ will have three performances, April 25-27, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Tulsa PAC box office or at www.myticketoffice.com

For more information about the show, and the Prop. 8 controversy, check out our Now Playing: ’8′ page.

Media Release: Three Tulsa Theatres Announce Collaborative Production of Dustin Lance Black’s New Play “8”

Theatre Tulsa’s New Stage, in Collaboration with Odeum and Theatre POPS, Joins Nationwide Productions of Landmark Marriage Equality Play

TULSA, Okla. (March. 25, 2012) – Theatre Tulsa’s New Stage, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-weekend-only reading of “8,” a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.

The script was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who penned the Academy Award-winning feature film “Milk” and the film “J. Edgar”. Black’s “8” is based on the actual words of the trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families.

The production and casts will combine the talents of three local theatres, Theatre Tulsa’s New Stage company, Odeum Theatre Company and Theatre Pops.

Farewell to ‘Oliver!’

Oliver-loadoutSo long, fare thee well! Pip pip, cheerio! “Oliver!” loaded out of the Tulsa PAC this weekend after a two-week sold-out run.

We had brilliant performances by talented local actors, graceful staging, and an unforgettable experience for cast, crew and audiences.

Thank you again, Tulsa!

Coming Soon…

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Second Weekend of ‘Oliver’ Starts Tonight!

The second weekend of ‘Oliver!’ is getting close to selling out. Thursday and Friday are very close. There are more seats still available for the last performance on Saturday, but not many more.

To ensure you get to see this amazing production, get your tickets today: http://www.theatretulsa.org/buy-tickets/