ANOTHER PERFORMANCE: History of America, which played last summer.

Over the past 85 years, Theatre Tulsa has provided citizens with tears and laughter in the form of comedies, tragedies, melodramas, ‘mellerdrammers,’ musicals, mysteries and the whole host of stage experiences.

From its humble beginnings it has soared to great heights and fallen to great depths. For years its financial survival was despaired of, but with incredible determination it has managed to overcome all obstacles and is still churning out productions that win high praise from critics and audiences alike.

Theatre Tulsa keeps going and going and going…

Born in a tent on a vacant lot, Theatre Tulsa, once Tulsa Little Theater, soared to a height of over 7,000 season subscribers and had its own home at the Delaware Playhouse at 15th Street and Delaware Avenue. It gave Tulsans a chance to be part of a theatrical team; if someone didn’t want to act they could still build sets, paint scenery, sew costumes or work in the myriad of backstage tasks a theater demands.

It has been joined by a host of other small theaters, each offering a contribution to the Tulsa arts seen.

At the age of 85, Theatre Tulsa is still feeling spry and still serving Tulsa, and it is looking forward to its own centennial celebration. Its next production will be “The Dresser” which runs Nov. 23-25, 29 and Dec. 1. Other upcoming productions include “Private Lives,” running Feb. 22-24, 28 and March 1, 2008; “Love, Sex and the IRS,” running April 4-6 and 10-12, 2008; and “She Loves Me,” May 16-18 and 22-24, 2008.

For more information, visit www.theatretulsa.org.

Updated 11-07-2007

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