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CityRep’s “Biloxi Blues” opens March 4, runs to March 20

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Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep), in partnership with TheatreOCU continues their Ninth Season with the Tony Award-winning Neil Simon comedy, “Biloxi Blues.” This is the second play in what is called the “Eugene Trilogy,” Simon’s semi-autobiographical series comprised of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (produced by CityRep in 2005), “Biloxi Blues,” and “Broadway Bound.”

This story centers on 20-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome from Brooklyn, who is drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He is sent to Mississippi for basic training. Eugene learns to cope with fellow soldiers from all walks of life, falls in love, and loses his virginity under less than ideal circumstances, all while having to navigate around the eccentricities of his very unusual drill sergeant.

Featured in the CityRep/Theatre OCU production is Drew Michael Feldman as Eugene, Ben Hall as Toomey, Linda Leonard as Rowena, and Emilio Velasco as Arnold. Also appearing are Daryl Bradford, Colleen Daly, Garrett Henderson, Oscar Kincheloe, and Justin McInnis.

CityRep Artistic Associate Michael Jones directs the production, with Set Design by Jason Foreman, Costume Design by Lloyd Cracknell, Assistant to the Costumer is Noel Huntzinger, Lighting Design by Jim Stuhlmiller, and Properties Design by Ra’chel Lowery. Jon Haque is Assistant to the Director, and Steve Emerson is the Production Stage Manager.

The show will play in the CitySpace Theatre at the Civic Center Music Hall at 201 N. Walker in downtown Oklahoma City. Previews begin on Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m., with a matinee preview on Saturday, March 5 at 4 p.m. Opening Night is Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. and the production runs for twelve performances through Sunday, March 20, closing with a 2 p.m. Matinee performance on that day.

Tickets are $8 (Student Rush), $15 (groups of ten or more), $25 (matinees) and $30 (evenings), and may be purchased by calling the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office at 405.297.2264 or 800.364.7111.

To honor our men and women in uniform and those civilians who support their efforts, CityRep is offering $8 admissions to this production to anyone with a military or military base ID. Please call the CityRep Hotline at 405-848-3761 to take advantage of this offer.

Tickets may be purchased online through CityRep’s website at www.cityrep.com, or through the Civic Center Box Office website: www.okcciviccenter.org.  CityRep FlexPass reservations and purchases can be made by calling the CityRep Ticket Hotline at 405.848.3761. Season Sponsors the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the National Endowment support the production for the Arts.

Performances for opening weekend are: Friday, March 4, 8 p.m. Preview; Saturday, March 5, 4 p.m Matinee Preview; Saturday, March 5, 8 p.m. Opening Night; and Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m. Matinee.

Performances continue on the following schedule: Friday, March 11 and 18, 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 12 and 19, 4 p.m., Saturday, March 12 and 19, 8 p,m.; and Sunday, March 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.

CityRep (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre), under the leadership of Artistic Director Donald Jordan, is one of two Equity professional theatre companies in Oklahoma, providing a vital service to our community with programming that is reflected in major arts communities around the country. To our professional theatre artists, CityRep provides an Oklahoma venue for employment and an artistic home. CityRep operates under and agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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