24 SEASONS OF LAUGHTER

Harvey

by Mary Chase
August 6th - August 28th 2010

Affable Elwood P. Dowd has a kind word for everyone he meets. He lives a quiet life with his social-climbing sister and her daughter and is devoted to his loyal and trustworthy friend and constant companion, Harvey. The fact that Harvey happens to be a six-foot tall invisible rabbit doesn't seem to bother Elwood but is an ongoing embarrassment to his family who decides to have him committed. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, the medical establishment is turned topsy-turvy as Elwood and Harvey cause pandemonium.

Lucky Stiff

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
October 1st - October 30th 2010

Unassuming English shoe salesman, Harry Witherspoon, is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently-murdered Atlantic City uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing Uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else to the gun-toting wife of the casino owner! Called "A delicious, zany throwback " by the New York Post, Lucky Stiff is a classic musical farce, complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair.

A Territorial Christmas Carol

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Stephen P. Scott
November 26th – December 23rd 2010

A Pollard Theatre Original which never fails to delight audiences year after year! Adapted by gifted Oklahoma playwright, Stephen P. Scott, this version of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption and brotherly love is set in the days of the Oklahoma Land Run. The Pollard's all-time bestseller, A Territorial Christmas Carol continues to dazzle audiences and play to sold-out houses into its twenty-third year, so be sure to buy your tickets early.

The Nerd

by Larry Shue
February 11th - March 5th 2011

Willum Cubbert has never met Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI who saved his life in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you"—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd"—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and even less tact.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbeck
Book by Jeffrey Lane
April 8th – May 8th 2011

Based on the popular MGM film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson and the other, a small-time crook named Freddy Benson. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues, that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

Signature Series Presents:

Passing Strange

Book and lyrics by Stew
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
June 10thJune 26th 2011

Extended Run - through July 9th!


From singer-songwriter Stew comes Passing Strange, a daring musical that takes you on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. Stew brings us the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for "the real" through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion, this critically acclaimed musical takes us from middle-class black America to Amsterdam, Berlin and beyond on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity.

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Pollard Theatre Company is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, whose mission is to produce professional theatre that engages and inspires Oklahoma's audiences, and contributes to the quality of life and economy of our community and state. Additional assistance is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.