Volume 3 Issue # 4
Monday, October 9, 2000

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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

   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.

Campus Notes
   *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 fun!

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