Tulsa Community College Theatre presents original play, ‘After Olive’- April 25-28

Tulsa Community College Theatre will present an original play, “After Olive,” written by Bee Johnson on April 25-27 at 8 p.m. and April 28at 2 p.m. in the PACE Studio Theatre on the TCC Southeast Campus.

Johnson is currently a film student at Columbia University in Chicago. She attended TCC from 2020-2022 and wrote “After Olive” as a screenplay in a theatre course. The Theatre Department selected the original script for its 2023-2024 season and adapted it into a stage play. Adult language and themes may be presented in the play.

“After Olive” is a student-written play that portrays the last days of Olive, who has so many weeks to live from a mystifying disease. (Photo Provided)

The story is about a young woman, Olive, played by Valentine Tarpley. Valentine, who is dying of a mysterious disease, decides to spend her last week and a half in the company of her friend, the captain, played by Brayden Marchant. She decides to finally leave the island that she has lived on her whole life to explore the mainland in the brief time she has to live. 

Also appearing in the play is Ana Nunez, Jillian Mohn, Allie Newton, Emily Bruegger, Brenen Hankins, Gavin Boudreaux, and Aspen Marshall. Additional individuals involved in the production are the following: Jenna Solits, production stage manager and sound design; Canyon Garner, assistant stage manager; Alex Ryals, light designer; Moriah Jestus, designing set and properties; Melanie Torres Cordero, costume design; Randall Pike, technical director; and Aaron Kennedy, designing projections.

Mark Frank directed the play with Aaron Kennedy and Emily Westerfield serving as faculty advisors.

The play is an associate entry for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI.  

For ticket information, contact (918) 595-7777.

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