Orasi Productions

Play: William Mastrosimone's "The Woolgatherer"

Plot: Rose, working behind the candy counter at the local five-and-dime, struggles with her past, while Cliff, a hardened truck driver, looks for some quick company. The two meet to discover opposites really do attract.

Directed by: Illana Stein, a senior in the drama department at OU. Her past work includes directing "As You Like It" in September 2005 for Spotlight Theater Company.

Starring: Kimberly Condict and Kyle Pressley

Runs: 8 p.m. tonight through Sunday in Old Science Hall, 640 Parrington Oval

Cost: $3

For information: Call Matthew Matos, 535-5045, or e-mail orasi_productions@yahoo.com

University Theatre

Play: Michael Frayn's "Noises Off"

Plot: This farce chases the on and offstage antics of an unfortunate English acting troupe as they tour a production called "Nothing On." The cast stumbles from clumsy dress rehearsal to a catastrophic closing night.

Directed by: Tom Huston Orr, director of the School of Drama, and Krista Jo Miller, a graduate directing candidate.

Starring: Amy Vorpahl, Jeff Taylor, Trevor David, Chelsea Bradshaw, Madeleine Russell, Matt Carpenter, Sara Foster, Michael Ferguson, Chase McCurdy and Marlowe Holden, understudy

Runs: 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Feb. 23-25; 3 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 26 in Fine Arts Center's Rupel J. Jones Theatre, 563 Elm Ave.

Cost: $10 for students, $15 for seniors/OU faculty/staff and $18 for adults.

For information: Call Fine Arts Center Ticketing Service at 325-4101.

Spotlight Theater Company

Play: "An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein"

Plot: Shel Silverstein, best known for children's stories and poetry, wrote a large body of other work, including some very grown-up material in which nothing is as it seems and the most innocent conversation can turn menacing. The production consists of short plays and sketches. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences and Spotlight places a PG-13 rating on the performance for strong language and adult themes.

Directed by: Robert Jackson

Starring: Kevin Real, Bronwyn Agnew, Cody Clark, Summer Nolan, Chris Fairchild, Katherine Robertson, Ralph Doty

Runs: 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1309 W. Boyd St.

Cost: $5

For information: Call Robert Jackson, 329-1386.

Sooner Theatre

Play: Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys."

Plot: This comedy revolves around Al Lewis and Willie Clark, retired vaudevillians who attempt to carve new places in life after the advent of modern times changes their world. Scheduled to participate in a CBS television special highlighting comic performers from a lost genre, the once inseparable Al and Willie are forced to interact after a bitter feud broke them up 11 years earlier.

Directed by: Dr. Thomas Pender, who also directed Sooner's productions of "Godspell" and "Barefoot in the Park."

Starring: Norman Fogel, Paul Smith, Evan Wardwell, Jack C. Hays, Alexis Barker, Whitney Proctor, Michael Hardwick, Malinda Malone

Runs: 8 p.m. Feb. 24, 25 and March 2-4; 2 p.m. Feb. 26.

Cost: $12 and $15

For information: Call 321-9600 or visit soonertheatre.com.

-- pop staff

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