Coming off the smash success of last year’s “Triple Feature!” (winner of four awards from the 2018 Tulsa Awards for Theatre Excellence [TATE] including Outstanding Original Play, Outstanding Ensemble Cast, and Outstanding Direction), Heller Theatre Company has selected two one-act plays by Tulsa playwrights to continue its mission of supporting original work.
Subtitled The Prairie and La Frontera, “Double Feature!” pairs two world-premiere one-act plays that explore and celebrate diversity, humanity, and building bridges.
written by David Blakely; directed by Michael Wright
Heller Theatre Company’s Playwright-in-Residence and winner of both Outstanding Direction at the 2018 TATEs and Outstanding Original Play at the last two ceremonies, David Blakely presents his latest world premiere one-act. "Trade Privileges" examines race relations among whites, Indians and freed former slaves in Indian Territory in 1859. Though historical, its look at personal and societal conflicts remains timely.
JOHN COHEIA (GOPHER JOHN): Nash McQuarters
CHRISTIAN WELLS: Steve Barker
JOHANNA WELLS: Sophie Kimery
WHEELER: Monte Jones
OLD WOMAN: Liz Masters
“Niñas de la Tierra”
written and directed by Shadia Dahlal
¡Viva la vida! Life is magic. But for immigrants who choose to cross our southern border seeking a better life, the path is filled with danger from humans, and sometimes from supernatural spirits. “Ninas de la Tierra” is a modern Mexican folktale of struggle, survival, and magical realism along la frontera.
MICAELA: Maria Carmona
JESUSITA: Indigo Kifer
SPIDER: Sidney Flack
CHILULO: Jeremy Garrett
BORDER AGENT: George Romero
ABUELITA: Miriam Mills
MANGO: George Romero
MAYAHUEL: Meghan Hurley
EL IGUANA: Javier Santiago Sagel
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: Kristy Young
THE DESERT: Xuemei Zhao and Xinying Zhang
Performances will be held April 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 7:30 PM at Nightingale Theater, 1416 E 4th St. An ASL interpreter is available for the April 20 performance. Sign Language Interpretation provided by Arts Alliance Tulsa’s HEART Initiative. Tickets are now on sale at hellertheatreco.com/tickets .
This production is made possible through the generosity of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Heller Theatre Company is a member of Arts Alliance Tulsa. This show may contain mature themes and adult language. For more information, visit www.hellertheatreco.com or check out Heller Theatre Company on Facebook and Twitter.