Arts roundup: New Genre Festival offers 3 unique events
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Thursday, February 28, 2013
2/28/13 at 4:55 AM
Living Arts of Tulsa continues to expand the boundaries of art and performance during the second weekend of its New Genre Festival with three distinctive events.
Artist Saya Woolfalk's "Institute of Empathy: Ritual Room" combines painting, sculpture and movement in a uniquely fantastic story about sentient plants. A one-night-only performance is set for 5-7 p.m. Friday at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St., with the installation itself remaining on display through March 31.
The Lost Wax Multimedia Dance company performs "Particular," a full-length dance theatre work that explores the conflict between conformity and individuality, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. Second St. Tickets: 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
"Expatriate," a two-person musical with an all-vocal score by Lenelle Moise, will be presented 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. Fourth St. Moise and Karla Mosley portray two lifelong friends whose search for stardom and acceptance leads to ecstatic highs and tragic lows. Tickets: 918-585-1234 and at the door.
Tulsa Opera's production of "The Most Happy Fella," Frank Loesser's lyric drama about an unusual romantic triangle set in the 1950s Napa Valley, continues with performances 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tulsa PAC, 101 E. Third St.
Kim Josephson leads the cast as Tony, with Katrina Thurman as Rosabella and Christopher Feigum as Joe. Tickets: 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
August Wilson's final play, "Radio Golf," about the seductions and dangers of "trading up" from one's past, is the latest production of Theatre North and concludes its run with performances 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. Second St. Tickets: 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix.
Take a few farces by the Roman playwright Plautus, run them through the comic sensibility that gave us the TV series "M*A*S*H" and set it all to the music and lyrics of one of the great artists of the American musical theater.
The result is "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," which the Tulsa Community College Department of Theatre will present 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and March 7-9, and 2 p.m. Sunday and March 10 at the VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St. Tickets: 918-595-7777, tulsaworld.com/mytix
2727 S. Rockford Road
- Rural America: American Prints of the 1930s-1950s, through April 21
- The Hollywood Portraits of George Hurrell, through June 30
1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road
- Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey, through March 24
- Prominent Figures of the West from the T.B. Walker Collection of Portraits by Henry H. Cross, through March 31
TULSA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2445 S. Peoria Ave.
- Tulsa Colors & Oklahoma Icons: Art by Heathyr Chenoweth & Maegan Kauffman, through April 20
TULSA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
3624 N. 74th East Ave. tulsaworld.com/tasm
Original Print Headline: Lots of shows keep theatergoers busy
- Outreach to Space hands-on exhibit, through March 31
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Giuseppe (Zac Engle, left), Pasquale (Jeffrey Beruan) and Ciccio (Stefan Barner) engage in a bit of "Abbondanza" in "The Most Happy Fella." JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World
Karla Mosley and Lenelle Moise perform in a scene from "Expatriate," part of Living Arts of Tulsa's New Genre Festival. It will be presented Friday and Saturday at the Nightingale Theater. Courtesy