WAIS Presents: The Will Rogers Follies!
On Wednesday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m., The Will
Rogers Follies: A Life In Review will be coming to U of O in the
Seay Theatre in the Walton Fine Arts Center.
This hilarious musical biography of one of America’s
most beloved citizens, Will Rogers, is a wonderful event. The Will
Rogers Follies received six Tony Awards in 1991 and had a very successful
Broadway run. With dancing chorus girls, rope tricks, and songs it will
be an unforgettable night.
Do not miss the opportunity to learn more about the
gum-chewing, rope-twirling, Oklahoma-born humorist, humanitarian and
folk hero, Will Rogers. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. and ticket
prices are $10 for the public and free for the U of O community. For
more information, call 979-1346.
Raku Artist: Winston Taylor
Winston Taylor of Russellville will be showcasing
his Raku fired ceramic works as the featured artist for October in the
Stephens Gallery, Monday through Friday, on the U of O campus.
A native of Arkansas, Taylor teaches pottery at the
Arkansas River Valley Arts Center in Russellville. His works include
a series reflecting the influence of dance, southwest Native American
Culture, and the beauty of nature.
U of O will host a “Reception to Meet the Artist,”
featuring Taylor at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the Stephens Gallery.
The public is invited to attend the reception. Also available is a workshop
conducted by Taylor on Raku firing, on Saturday, Oct.14, in the Ceramic
Studio of the Walton Fine Arts Center at Ozarks.
U of O Theatre Presents Benefactors
University of the Ozarks’ Theatre will be presenting
the Broadway hit Benefactors on Friday and Saturday, October
13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Seay Theatre, Walton Fine Arts Center.
Benefactors is about doing good and do-gooding,
friendship and betrayal, idealism and cynicism, and the price of change.
The New York Times called the play “dazzling and devastating.”
The play is about an architect who believes that giving people good
environments will create good people.
The cast includes Johnny Waldrop as David, Megann
McManus as Jane, Doc Harper as Colin, and Erin Thompson as Shelia. Dr.
Pat Farmer is the director. Scenery and costume design are by Mr. Bruce
Brown. Lighting and sound are designed by Katari Hawthorne and Nathan
Sain. The Stage Manager for the play is Ashley Patridge.
Benefactors will be Ozarks’ entry for The
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. The play is free to
U of O students, faculty, and staff. General admission is $5. For more
information, call 979-1349.
Family Weekend will be held October 13-15. The weekend
will offer many exciting and entertaining opportunities for students
and their families.
Some events include the production of Benefactors,
a Saturday morning continental breakfast, Tim Reynolds from Dave Matthews
Band, and a Sunday morning special chapel service. For more information,
contact the Student Life Office at Ext. 1322.
*Don't miss the Costume Ball at 9 p.m., Saturday,
Oct. 21. Come dressed because prizes will be awarded to best costume!
*WA-Press will be presenting an “Open Mic Poetry
Night” on Thursday, Oct. 19. You can read or listen, but come and have