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The cast of Reduxion Theatre's Lysistrata (provided by Reduxion Theatre Co.)

Ancient gender comedy Lysistrata still feels relevant today

Ancient gender comedy Lysistrata still feels relevant today

In Lysistrata, Aristophanes’ takes on gender roles and women’s ability to effect change by withholding sexual favors. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s story that could be ripped from today’s headlines. Tyler Woods, director and co-founder of Reduxion Theatre Co. talks about why this story is both as timely and revolutionary today as it was 2500 years ago.

Tiaras, tutus and techno

The ballet company now boasts the largest number of dancers in its history and hopes to continue its record-breaking attendance run after its current season. The season opens in October with four performances of Cinderella. Created by Jacob Sparso and using Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless score, the ballet has all of the elements of

Boot Scootchin’ boogie

Smith is a burly, bearded dude (balding, too). In many ways, he resembles a disheveled Chris Pratt (TV’s Parks & Recreation). His appearance is important, but it’s not because his unique brand of comedy is in any way physical.  Rather, it’s important because Smith’s tactics are largely of a self-deprecating nature. And what’s funnier than

Let’s dance

Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company will present its 33rd annual spring show this weekend. This year’s show, titled Footloose, Frankenstein and Fedoras will feature 24 dance numbers performed by a cast of 158 dancers. The show will feature fast-tempo tap numbers, chorus and kick lines, dancers dressed as Champagne bottles, big hair from

Helen, teller

Pollard Theatre Company has revived The Miracle Worker, William Gibson’s 1959 biographical drama about the meeting of young Helen Keller with her first teacher, Annie Sullivan, in a production that features a couple of affecting performances by actors in the principal roles. And what great leading roles they are. Set in the 1880s around the

Dance, class

The certification comes from American Ballet Theater, the national ballet company based in New York City. The Dance Center will achieve the first level of certification in spring, said Jane Vorburger, the school’s director. “There are three separate levels of certification,” Vorburger said. “Levels primary through three will be complete in March, four and five

‘Medea’’s house

Medea, presented by the Oklahoma City Theatre Company at CitySpace, is a perfect demonstration that no matter how much things change, they stay the same. The play is a box-office smash from 431 B.C. and one of the most famous Greek myths, written by Euripides. Medea’s plight could be ripped, as they say, from today’s

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