The HLGU Theater Department presented Oklahoma! on April 12, 13 and 14. Although the play was close to 2 hours long, it captured the audience’s attention throughout. There were so many great parts of the play, and the cast did a good job of keeping the audience entertained and focused.
Oklahoma! is a play about Curly and Laurey and their journey to the box social. There are many challenges they each have to go through first. Laurey, played by Liliana Erskine, and Curly, played by Patrick Hedges, had a great connection on stage. They really held a piece of the show that could not be achieved in the other characters. The secondary characters were also a big part of the show and had their own quarrels as the story unraveled.
The cast included 16 community members in addition to HLGU students and staff. Parker Theatre was full each night. Oklahoma! was one of the most well attended productions in the past few years.
- Alia Calhoun / April 2018 / HLGU Vanguard