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Supersized Panorama Events Planned at SWOSU

August 26, 2005

A “supersized” lineup of events is planned for the 2005-06 Panorama series at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Brian Adler, chairman of the Panorama Committee at SWOSU, said three events are planned this year including the improvisational comedy team of Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on October 4; a speaking engagement by Morgan Spurlock of the Oscar-nominated film Super Size Me on November 1; and a performance by the awe-inspiring troupe Cirque Eloize on January 31.

All events begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Tickets for Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood go on sale September 1. Tickets are $10 for SWOSU students and $20 for non-SWOSU students. All tickets at the door are $25.

Tickets are available at the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office, Room 205 of the Administration Building, and at the SWOSU Business Office, Room 109 of the Administration Building. Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card by calling (580) 774-3019.

Following enormously successful solo tours, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy-nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway?, have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.

Mochrie and Sherwood take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. Throughout the evening, the show becomes interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun to create unforgettable laugh-out-loud scenes.

Mochrie and Sherwood have quickly become one of the hottest improv teams around. Their high-profile presentations have played to sold-out crowds all over the country, and they are scheduled to perform yet this year at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City and the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

Morgan Spurlock
Morgan Spurlock

No one thought fast food was good for you, but filmmaker Morgan Spurlock proved it with a 30-day diet of McDonald’s. Exclusively. In his 2004 Oscar-nominated film Super Size Me, he ate three McDonald’s meals a day every day for 30 days, gaining 25 pounds, severe liver dysfunction and symptoms of depression.

Super Size Me spurred a heated debate about why Americans are so fat and what role the fast food industry plays in the country’s obesity crisis. Spurlock is also the author of Don’t Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America and hosts the FX series 30 Days, an unscripted, documentary-style program where an individual is inserted into a lifestyle that is completely different from his or her upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession for a whole month.

Cirque Eloize
Cirque Eloize

The awe-inspiring troupe Cirque Eloize offers a fresh look at circus by designing shows with world-class showmanship and collaboration. The troupe will perform the production of Rain, which was staged this past summer on Broadway in New York City.

Encompassing diverse elements of circus, theatre, dance and music, Rain takes the audience on an unforgettable journey. Spotlighting performers specializing in contortion, trapeze, juggling, acrobatics and aerial rings, Cirque Eloize’s gravity-defying performers combine acrobatic feats with luminous musicality and pure poetry.

Cirque Eloize is part of the new generation of circus performers focusing on innovation, imagination and show-stopping panache.

Panorama, which is partially supported by an endowed lectureship sponsored by SBC, is a program that brings outstanding speakers and entertainers to the SWOSU campus. Additional information about the events is available by calling the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at (580) 774-3063.

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