Southwestern Oklahoma State University
The Bark

Auditions Set for Pecos Bill Production at SWOSU

01.21.2016

Auditions for Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s theatrical production of Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang are planned January 25-26 on the Weatherford campus.

The production is staged by the Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre.

Director Steve Strickler said the show is sure to please audiences of all ages. Cold-reading auditions will be held in the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre at 7 p.m. on both days and are open to all currently enrolled SWOSU students—regardless of major.

The play is the saga of Pecos Bill, who was raised by coyotes, and Slue Foot Sue, who likes to ride down the Rio Grande on a catfish. They come to the dusty town of Prairie Dog to aid Granny, who is being threatened by Dirty Dan and his gang -- bandits who quiver and shake whenever there’s mention of soap and water. They hatch a plan to trick Granny out of an unexpected fortune in gold. All manners of wild complications follow which leads to dialogue that is loaded with laughs and stage action that is fun and uproarious.

Debra P. Holmes is technical director of the SWOSU production.

For more information, contact Strickler at 580.774-3082 or steve.strickler@swosu.edu or Holmes at 580.774.7046 and debra.holmes@swosu.edu