‘Orange Flower Water’ Flows Onto USAO Stage March 2
CHICKASHA – The 17th Street Players are taking a scandalous look at infidelity and life behind bedroom doors when they present a reader’s theatre performance of “Orange Flower Water” at the University of Science and Arts. The University’s drama club is staging the show March 2 in the Davis Hall Little Theatre at 8 p.m.
Student director Michelle Bivins, drama sophomore from Edmond, said the play’s unique script caught her attention.
“I was drawn to this script because it is modern and almost everyone can relate to it in some way,” Bivins said. “It is very important to me, as a director, to have the audience put into an uncomfortable, but realistic, setting.”
Award-winning writer Craig Wright’s play reveals two deteriorating marriages in search of change. When an adulterous affair spins loose between the friends, each couple must cope with the emotional repercussions and search for hope amidst anger, guilt and sadness.
Although there are no sexually-explicit scenes, the performance is aimed for a mature audience due to adult themes and strong language.
Presented in a readers theatre format, the play uses no costumes or set, and actors sit reading the scripts.
Cast members for the performance include:
Moore music senior Kristin Epperson, Oklahoma City drama freshman Jared Williams, Chickasha communication sophomore Arielle Green and Duncan drama and communication sophomore C.W. Bardsher. Newalla history sophomore Carlena Murray provides stage direction and Wetumka English freshman Kasey Sams serves as assistant director.
Tickets for the performance are $2 each at the door. More information is available from the 17th Street Players by email at email@example.com.