to open venue
Reduxion Theatre Company on Feb. 7 will celebrate the grand opening of its new performance venue, “The New Broadway Theater,” at 914 N Broadway Ave. The celebration will coincide with the opening of Reduxion's production of William Shakespeare's “As You Like It,” a romantic comedy believed to have been written in 1599. The story follows the adventures of its heroine Rosalind, who disguises herself as a man and flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia, to find safety and eventually, love, in the rustic Forest of Arden.
“As You Like It” will run through March 1. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and March 1. Sunday matinees are set for 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23, according to Reduxion's website. Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for seniors and military and $14 for students younger than 25 years with I.D. Tickets are available at www.reduxiontheatre.com or at the door before each performance.
OCCC plans show
at new theater
Oklahoma City Community College will present “Beneath a Cinnamon Moon” by Edward Knight at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the school's new Visual and Performing Arts Center, 7777 S May Ave. For more information, go to occc.edu/cas.
‘Clybourne Park' comes to OU
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma University Theatre and Helmerich School of Drama present “Clybourne Park,” opening at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave. Additional performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 7 and 8 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 9. The production is rated R.
“Clybourne Park,” winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama, is a comedic play by Bruce Norris. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students and may be bought in person at the OU Fine Arts Box Office or by calling 325-4101. Box office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Paseo gallery sees red
In Your Eye Gallery in the Paseo Arts District presents “Seeing Red,” an art show celebrating the color red. The opening reception is 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 7 at the gallery, 3005-A Paseo. The show continues through March 1.
The 11 artists at In Your Eye Gallery created red-infused artwork in various media including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and jewelry. The artists represented are Sue Hale, Theresa Hurt, Michelle Phillip Junkin, Andrea Kissinger, Basil Martin III, Janice Mathews-Gordon, Dana Powell, Carl Shortt Jr., MtnWoman Silver, Diana J Smith and Chad Woolbright.
For more information, call 525-2161 or go to www.inyoureyegallery.com.
Annual Omelette Party set
This year's 30th annual Omelette Party benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is set for 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. 29 at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center. “Color EGGsplosion” will highlight the museum's ephemeral installation “Come on Down” by New York artist Lisa Hoke.
Guests can expect gourmet egg dishes and omelets prepared by local favorites. The event also will feature live music, an art raffle with works from more than 60 Oklahoma artists and open bar.
Tickets are $85 for museum members and $100 for nonmembers and must be bought in advance at okcmoa.com or by calling 236-3100, ext. 237. Must be 21 years or older to attend.
‘Cat in the Hat' to be staged at art center
Oklahoma Children's Theatre will present “Dr. Seuss' the Cat in the Hat.”
Not a word has been touched or added to this classic, which is guaranteed to bring lot of laughs to the audience and even a touch of suspense.
Performances run Feb. 7-28. Show times are 11 a. m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. All performances will be in The Children's Center for the Arts at Oklahoma City University, NW 23 and Blackwelder.
The show is recommended for preschool through second grade.
For ticket information, call 951-0011 or go to oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.
Local artist chosen for national juried exhibit
Eric Heckert, local artist and founder of Pop Alchemy, has been selected to participate at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art's Surreal Salon Six. The pop-surrealist exhibition boasts Greg Escalante as a special juror and features 80 works from 58 visual artists across the country. Heckert's piece, “DA'AT,” was selected from more than 1,000 entries nationwide.
His previous works have appeared in several local exhibitions, including Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery's “Biting the Apple” and Red Dot shows “Sit. Stay. Art!” fundraisers benefiting Pets & People Humane Society. For more information, go to popalchemy.com.
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