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TU Theatre Offers Two Staged Readings of "The Hourglass Project" by Lee Blessing

Aired on Tuesday, January 27th.

On this edition of ST, we present a chat with the prolific and award-winning contemporary American playwright, Lee Blessing, who's working on the University of Tulsa campus this week with students and faculty in TU's Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre. On Friday and Saturday evening -- the 30th and 31st, with both shows beginning at 8pm -- TU Theatre will present a staged reading of "The Hourglass Project" at the Lorton Performance Center (at 550 South Gary Place). The readings are open to the public and suitable for ages 13 and older; each reading will be followed by an audience "talk back" with Blessing. A comic work that makes several serious or dramatic points along the way, "The Hourglass Project" depicts six elderly people who participate in an experimental procedure by which they all awake one morning as healthy 20-year-olds. Blessing talks about this work, as well as certain other plays from throughout his varied career, on today's program.

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.
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