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TU Theatre Presents "As Bees in Honey Drown"

TULSA, OK (KWGS) - On today's edition of our show we speak with Erin McLaine, a Los Angeles-based producer, playwright, and director who is currently serving as an adjunct professor in the TU Theatre Department. McLaine is also the director of a new production of the play, "As Bees in Honey Drown," which TU Theatre will be staging in Kendall Hall (on the TU campus) from tonight (December 1st) through Sunday afternoon (the 4th). This is a comic play about the perils of showbiz and/or romance and/or success --- and The New York Times once called it "a delicious souffl of a satire . . . [and an] extremely entertaining fable for an age that always chooses image over substance." As McLaine tells us on today's ST, the young playwright who functions as the hero of this comedy actually has a lot in common with Douglas Carter Beane, the American playwright and screenwriter who wrote "As Bees in Honey Drown" in the late 1990s. For more information about this play, including showtimes and ticket details, please call 918-631-2567.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.