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Double Feature! The Prairie and La Frontera


  • Nightingale Theater 1416 East 4th Street Tulsa, OK, 74120 United States (map)

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.

“Trade Privileges”
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.

“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.

Performances will be held April 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 7:30PM at Nightingale Theater (1416 E 4th St.).
Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2019.

Earlier Event: April 14
Second Sunday Serials: April 2019
Later Event: May 12
Second Sunday Serials: May 2019