Oklahoma CityRep Opens Season 11 with NOVEMBER Tonight, 9/7
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre opens its Eleventh Season with David Mamet's NOVEMBER, a fiendishly funny, over-the-top new comedy fresh from its smash-hit success on Broadway. NOVEMBER offers no mercy in its satirical stab at American politics.
Meet President Charles Smith, the most corrupt, inept buffoon ever to sit in the Oval Office. It's the final days of his bid for a second term, but the country is a mess and his poll numbers are "lower than Gandhi's cholesterol." Toss in a lesbian speechwriter longing to marry her sweetheart on national television, a cynical chief of staff, Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon, and enough shady backroom scheming to make even the most hardened con man blush, and you've got another Mamet masterpiece. This production is rated R for Very Strong Adult Language and Adult Themes.
Starring in the CityRep production is Marcellus Hankins (THE MISER, THE FANTASTICKS, DRIVING MISS DAISY, I AM A TEACHER) as President Charles Smith. Also featured is Steve Emerson (THE FANTASTICKS, THE 39 STEPS, MY FAIR LADY), Kris Schinske (AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY) Matthew Ellis (CityRep Debut) and Jon Haque (A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, LITTLE ME, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR).
NOVEMBER is Directed by CityRep Founding Artistic Director Donald Jordan (MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS), Set Design is by Amanda Foust (THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, NEXT TO NORMAL, MY FAIR LADY) and Donald Jordan, Lighting Design is by Kathrine Mitchell (THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO), Sound Design is by Steve Emerson (AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, MY FAIR LADY, NEXT TO NORMAL), Properties Design is by Suzette Collins Sroufe and Donald Jordan, and Hair and Makeup Design is by Suzette Collins Sroufe (THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, MY FAIR LADY).
Tickets are $8 for Students, Teachers and Military Personnel (with ID), $20 (groups of eight or more), $30 (matinees) and $35 (evening performances), and may be purchased by calling the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office at 405.297.2264 or 1.800.364.7111. Tickets may be purchased online through the CityRep website at www.cityrep.com, or through the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office website at www.okcciviccenter.org. FlexPass Sales and Reservations can be made by calling the CityRep Ticket Hotline at 405.848.3761.
Tonight, September 7, 2012 7:30 pm Preview
Saturday, September 8, 2012 1:30 pm Matinee Preview
Saturday, September 8, 2012 7:30 pm Performance
Sunday, September 9, 2012 1:30 pm Matinee
The Schedule continues as follows:
Friday, September 14 and 21, 2012 7:30 pm Performance
Saturday, September 15 and 22, 2012 1:30 pm Matinee
Saturday, September 15 and 22, 2012 7:30 pm Performance
Sunday, September 16 and 23, 2012 1:30 pm Matinee
CityRep (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Donald Jordan, is one of only two Equity professional theatre companies in the state of Oklahoma, and as such provides a vital service to our community by presenting programming that is reflected in major arts communities around the country-and to our Oklahoma professional theatre artists by providing an Oklahoma venue for employment and an artistic home. CityRep operates under an agreement with Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Pictured: Marcellus Hankins in CityRep's production of David Mamet's NOVEMBER. Photo by Wendy Mutz, Mutz Photography.