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.