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OKLAHOMA! Comes to Sawyer Stage

Photo Illustration: Kayla Stroud/SPECTATOR

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer

Tuesday marked the beginning of the play, Oklahoma!, a production about romantic love story that features a rivalry between local farmers and cowboys.

Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.  Although they encounter some difficult situations they persevere and make a new life together. This new life in a brand-new state proves the ultimate climax to a triumphant Oklahoma!

The show will feature various VSU students including theatre and dance majors. It will also include music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.  Oklahoma! Is a play based on the folk play, Green Grow the Lilacs, by Lynn Riggs and VSU adapted it from the 1944 Broadway musical. The show will run March 31, April 1, April 2, April 4, and April 6 at 7:30 p.m.in Sawyer Theatre.

It will also run on Sunday, April 3, but it will be at 3:00 p.m. in Sawyer Theatre. Students can make a purchase or reservation at the box office; it will be open Monday – Saturday 2 – 5:00 p.m. Don’t forget to buy your tickets and reserve your seats now. Don’t delay!

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