SummerStage stays strong and the Bard takes the Brady

SummerStage continues this weekend at the PAC with another great line-up of summer shows with Okie tunes, Indian dances, and 80s video game nostalgia. Friday and Saturday at Guthrie Green, Theatre Tulsa presents free performances of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”

Have you ever wondered what a 1980s video game would look like on the theater stage? The talented people at Portico Dans Theatre have. They crafted a unique experience for Tulsans to not only watch but participate in. “Legends of Darkness” will feature dancers composited into projections reminiscent of a classic style video game. The outcome is in the hands of the audience. This show was inspired by Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novella "Heart of Darkness.” and will be in John H. Williams Theatre on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m. The final show is Sunday, June 26, and will be at 2 p.m.

Legends of Darkness
Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m., $15
John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Also at the PAC, Friday and Saturday is “The Lowdown Dusty Blues,” the story of a family’s struggles during the Dust Bowl, written by Machele Miller Dill and original blues music from Chris Jett. This local production by Echo Theatre Company will travel to Scotland later this summer to be seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Other SummerStage shows this weekend include:

 Red Dirt Acoustical Take on Great Roots Tunes
Monica Taylor, Shelby Eicher, and Jared Tyler give an Okie twist to classic bluegrass, country, and swing songs.

Friday and Saturday
An evening of dances from India and other cultures, with the theme of Shakti, the creative power or the universe.

Thomas Williams – Villains
Friday and Saturday
Thomas Williams returns for his second SummerStage cabaret, with villainous songs of stage, screen, and the pop charts. For more, read Alicia Chesser’s article on “Villains.”


“All the world’s a stage.”
At Guthrie Green on Friday and Saturday nights, Theatre Tulsa takes those immortal words by Shakespeare to heart by presenting the play in which they written, “As You Like It” outside for free in the company’s second annual Bard in the Brady Festival.

This production sees the Bard’s classic comedy set in the flower generation of the late 1960s.

Bard in the Brady Festival – As You Like It
Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Free
Guthrie Green

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