The Prairie and La Frontera
April 19, 20, 26 & 27 @ 7:30PM
1416 E 4th St
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, the story is a personal one, and the societal conflicts remain 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 are 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.