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Fine arts news briefs for Oklahoma for Nov. 11, 2012.
Published: November 11, 2012



Art in miniature winter sale

The National Cowboy Museum & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63, will have its annual “Small Works Great Wonders Winter Art Sale” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The popular event features works by 111 artists, including many who participate in the museum's Prix de West Invitational.

With more than 200 works of art available, the “Small Works Great Wonders” event is designed to encourage a broader audience for Western art, including beginning collectors. Works can be viewed online at

For more information, call 478-2250.

High schoolers' artwork on view

On view through Nov. 18 at Oklahoma City University's Nona Jean Hulsey Art Gallery, 2501 N Blackwelder, is the 2012 “High School Print & Drawing” show. More than 100 prints, drawings, paintings, collages and photographs created by students from 27 Oklahoma schools are on view.

For more information, call 208-5230 or


Down the yellow brick road

The Poteet Theatre, inside St. Luke's United Methodist Church at 222 NW 15, will open its production of “The Wizard of Oz” at 8 p.m. Friday. Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum and the MGM screenplay, “The Wizard of Oz” tells the story of Dorothy and her traveling companions on the way to the Emerald City. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Dec. 8. One 3 p.m. matinee is scheduled Dec. 9.

For more information, call 609-1023 or go to

‘Excavation' world premiere

The Jewel Box Theatre, 3700 N Walker, will present the premiere performance of “Excavation,” winner of the theater's 2012 play competition. Written by Rob Barron, “Excavation” explores the stories of a 19th century British archeologist and a young boy living in present-day New York.

Their lives intertwine in a heartwarming excavation of life. Performances begin Thursday and will continue through Dec. 9 with curtain times at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 521-1786 or go to


takes stage

Oklahoma City University will present “Woyzeck,” a drama by Georg Buchner that deals with the dehumanizing effects of doctors and the military on a young man's life, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Black Box Theatre, 2501 N Blackwelder.

For more information, call 208-5227.

Waking to

the light

The University of Oklahoma School of Drama will present the world premiere of “And When We Awoke There Was Light and Light” at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Lab Theatre, 640 Parrington Oval. Laura Jacqmin's play follows the journeys of two teenagers who struggle with honesty, identity and decisions about what kinds of adults they will be.

Katie, a high school senior headed to Harvard, works to bring her online pen pal from war-torn Uganda to the United States. She soon learns that her new friend hasn't been completely honest about his past. “And When We Awoke” won the $25,000 Wasserstein Prize which recognizes outstanding emerging female playwrights.

For more information, call 325-4101 or go to


Parisii quartet

to perform

Chamber Music in Oklahoma continues its 2012-13 season this week with a 4 p.m. concert Sunday at Christ the King Church, 8005 Dorset Drive. The Parisii Quartet, an ensemble formed in 1983 by four graduates of the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris, will perform works by Chausson, Ravel and Franck.

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