Theatre Eastern to kick off season with “Eh?” Oct. 13-15


WILBURTON, OK (Oct. 3, 2016) – Eastern Oklahoma State College’s first theatre production of the season will be Henry Livings’ award-winning comedy “Eh?” The play will be presented Oct. 13, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium in Wilburton.

Livings’ work was first produced in 1964 by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End. The 1966 Off-Broadway production starring Dustin Hoffman won Livings an Obie Award for Best Play.

Set in a factory boiler room, “Eh?” follows maverick Valentine Brose’s struggles with the mechanized modern industry. Brose’s failure to push the right button at the right time has comical repercussions as he clambers about the boiler attempting to stop it from blowing up.

Eastern Theatre Director Sarah Klocke said she was drawn to the script because of its challenging character types, intriguing set and audience appeal.

“The boiler is as much a character as any of the roles played by our students,” Klocke said. “It’s my hope this script will inspire creativity and ingenuity in our students.”

The cast of “Eh?” includes Marcus Joe of Jonesboro, Ark. as Price; Hannah Hathcock of Stigler as Mrs. Murray; Austin Graham of McAlester as Valentine Brose; Leila Vaughn Aaron of Wilburton as Betty; Tarius Dawson of Austin, Tex. as Reverend Mort; and Zane Johnson of Austin, Tex. as Al. Sophomore Kayla Carr of Checotah will serve as stage manager.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for Eastern students with a valid EOSC ID. The play contains mild language and mature themes that may not be suitable for young children.

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