• 'Detroit' at Carpenter Square

    Elizabeth Hurd | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Award-winning play opens Carpenter Square's 31st season

  • 'Drag Float' Floats Your Boat

    Elizabeth Hurd | Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A review of Robert Matson's comedy about drag queens and others stranded on the ocean.

  • Passionate 'Pericles'

    By Elizabeth Hurd | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    OSP's "Bare Bard" production this summer was "Pericles, Prince of Tyre."

  • A&E review: Anthony and Cleopatra

    BY Elizabeth Hurd | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is celebrating 30 years of summer picnics with the Bard. The second show of this anniversary season is “Antony & Cleopatra” playing through July 18 at the Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage.

  • “Other Desert Cities” Showcases Oklahoma City Talent

    By Elizabeth Hurd, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Kenneth Benton directs the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz at Carpenter Square Theatre

  • Piedmont performance of 'Steel Magnolias' brings intimacy

    By Elizabeth Hurd, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” began as a short story for his young nephew. The short story evolved into a screenplay and ultimately morphed into the hit movie of the same name. “Steel Magnolias” launching and revitalizing the careers of six outstanding film actresses—Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah and Dolly Parton. The movie version is expanded with many scenes including fine male actors such as Tom Skerritt and Sam Shepard. The screenplay action takes place solely in a small Louisiana town Beauty Shop with a cast of six women. The Ensemble Theatre of Piedmont has put on “Steel Magnolias” also in a small town beauty shop, now in Piedmont Oklahoma. Movies can do a

  • "In the Heights" Soars Over Guthrie

    Elizabeth Hurd | Published: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Not long ago a colleague mentioned that the phrase ‘break-a-leg’ refers to taking a bow.  Cristela Carrizales must have taken the phrase literally when injured during the a final dress rehearsal for  “In the Heights” scheduled to open April 25, 2014 at The Pollard Theatre in Guthrie.  “In the Heights” is an award winning musical taking place during three very hot days in Washington Heights, a New York City enclave.