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Epic Dudes and Catchy Songs: TU Theatre Presents "Beowulf, Lord of the Bros: A New Musical Workshop"

Aired on Wednesday, October 28th.

On today's ST, we learn about a new musical -- a "bro-mantic" comedy, no less -- loosely based on the thousand-year-old epic poem, "Beowulf." It's the still-in-development "Beowulf, Lord of the Bros," and it will be workshopped at a pair of free-to-the-public performances on Friday and Saturday, the 30th and 31st, at the Theatre Two space in Kendall Hall on the TU campus, with both shows starting at 7pm. Our guests are the director for this show, Kyle Dougan -- a University of Tulsa alum (BA '08) who's now working with the TU Theatre Department as a Feagin Guest Artist -- as well as the two writers for this piece, Matt Deitchman and Jed Feder. All three are currently based in Chicago, and as they tell us on this edition of StudioTulsa: "Beowulf, Lord of the Bros" stems from, at least in part, the music that they've created over the years as a comical rock band.... It's a band that might be a hybrid of Tenacious D and Barenaked Ladies. You can learn more about this show here.

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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