Southwestern Oklahoma State University
The Bark

SWOSU Theatre Opens with The Drawer Boy


Company members are (front from left): Tiffany Toggle, Hollis, makeup designer; Rachel Giacometti, Weatherford, costume designer; Mark Henry, Cordell, “Miles”; Eddie Gonzales, Woodward, lighting designer; Randi Wallace, Hobart, stage manager; Jess Moore, Burns Flat, “Angus” and sound designer; and Sam Jennings, Oklahoma City, “Morgan”. Back from left—Julie Barnett, Sentinel, graphics designer/dramaturgy; Lauren Helmke, Nashoba, light board operator; Amanda Tyson, Yukon, properties designer; and Misha Prichard, Weatherford, sound board operator.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s theatre is set to open its 2006-07 season with The Drawer Boy

The Drawer Boy runs September 27-30 under the guidance of Steve Strickler and Paul Shaffer. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Science Building Auditorium.  Admission is $3 for adults, $1.50 for non-SWOSU students, and free for individuals with an SWOSU I.D. card. Additional ticket information is available by calling 580-774-3240.

Strickler said the production will travel to Lawton later this year for the state Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

The Drawer Boy, by Michael Healey, has only three characters: two farmers – Angus and Morgan – and Miles, an urban individual who is an actor staying with Morgan and Angus to learn about farming so that he can write a play about it.  What starts out as a comedic look at these two lifestyles clashing, soon takes a quick turn to reveal a much more serious insight to the intriguing life of the two farmers.

The three SWOSU student actors include Samuel Jennings, Oklahoma City, as Morgan; Jess Moore, Burns Flat, as Angus; and Mark Henry, Cordell, as Miles.