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The Owasso Community Theatre Company presents “The Wind in the Willows” October 6-9, 2011.

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

Young actors rehearse for their upcoming performances of “The Wind in the Willows.”

Young actors rehearse for their upcoming performances of “The Wind in the Willows.”

When a rat, mole, otter, toad and badger join forces to save their world from pollution, there is bound to be a host of ­adventures along the way! That is why lovers of the classic tale “The Wind in the Willows” will want to mark their calendars for October 6-9, when Owasso Community Theatre Company proudly presents a play written by Zoey Zimmerman and loosely adapted from the classic novel by Kenneth Graham, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Jessica Foxworth will direct this year’s production. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Louisiana College and has worked with two ­professional theatres since her graduation, one in Mississippi and one in Kentucky. Jessica recently moved here from Florida, and when she heard about Owasso Community Theatre Company from her good friend, Kayce Clark, who is on the board, she immediately sought to become involved. “This is my first time in Oklahoma and I’m very excited to be in this community,” says Jessica. “I’m extremely impressed with these young ­people.”

There are over 30 of the young people to whom Jessica refers, ranging in age from child to teen. The production ­promises to be lively and full of vibrant color, as the young actors portray characters Otter, Ratty, Mole, Toad, Badger and a host of Riverbank Animals committed to preserving their natural habitat—despite obstacles like stylish but sneaky weasels and Toad’s addiction to automobiles. According to Jessica, the actors have been working hard to make the play a success that will live up to past quality performances from Owasso Community Theatre, which have included titles like “Robin Hood” and “Little Women.” Owasso Community Theatre Company carries on a tradition of excellence in theatre, is non-profit, and is a member of the Tulsa Area Community Theatre Alliance, Oklahoma Community Theatre Association, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, as well as the Owasso Chamber of Commerce.

The hard work of actors and company alike will reach its fruition on Thursday, October 6 at Owasso High School’s Mary Glass Performing Arts Center at 12901 E. 86th St. N., which is a spacious and comfortable place to relax and enjoy the entertainment. Evening performances will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as ­afternoon matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. The Saturday evening performance will include ­interpretations for the deaf. Tickets will be sold at the door for $8 and are $6 for students and senior citizens. No ­reservations are required, but advance tickets can be purchased online at www.octok.org.


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