“Two by RSU” will feature Williams’ two one-act plays “The Obscure Presidents’ Club” and “The Best Road Trip Ever” running Thursday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 11. All performances will start at 7:07 p.m. in the Will Rogers Auditorium on the RSU Claremore campus. Both plays are directed by David Blakely, RSU Associate Professor of Communications and Director of the Theatre Program.
“The Obscure Presidents’ Club” is a story about two dead U.S. presidents who are tired of being downgraded to an afterlife afterthought, gathering others in the same boat to create a group to fight against obscurity. Their hope is to be the subject of some great movement that will put them back on the map.
The cast includes RSU students Jairus Bradley, a communications/radio and television junior from Bixby; Alex Clair, a communications/radio and television sophomore from Adair; Dalton Noland, a business administration freshman from Claremore; Nate Cogan, corporate communications senior from Bixby; Kyle Harrel, an undecided freshman from Vinita; and Eric Mahurin, an undecided freshman from Vinita.
In “The Best Road Trip Ever,” Mom and Dad and three kids set out on a car ride to Brownsville, Tennessee, but their road trip has them all wondering if they will ever get there. Just getting on the road will be a trial in this tale of tribulations from the road, including car sickness and a GPS with a mind of its own.
The cast for “The Best Road Trip Ever” include RSU students Bubba Enlow, a community counseling senior from Jay; Hannah Gray, a communication arts sophomore from Broken Arrow; Abigail Peters, a public affairs senior from Adair; Keirstine Weaver, a graphic design junior from Claremore; and Garland Brinlee, a history freshman from Chelsea.
The author of both plays, Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in communication arts in 2016 and wrote “The Obscure Presidents’ Club” for his capstone project his senior year. The work earned him last year’s Distinguished Senior Capstone Project Award from the RSU Department of Communications.
Admission for regular performances is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $3 for RSU faculty, staff and students who present university ID.
The next scheduled production for RSU Theatre are the presentations of plays directed and written by RSU students, “Original Recipe” on February 15-17 at the Will Rogers Auditorium.
For more information, call the RSU Theatre box office at 918-343-6882 or visit the RSU Theatre at www.rsu.edu/theatre.