ORU Theater Presents “The Great Cross Country Race”

The Oral Roberts University music and theater department has partnered with Playhouse Tulsa to perform a classic children’s play titled “The Great Cross Country Race.” This charming rendition of the tortoise and the hare will be open for two showings, April 5 at 7 p.m. and April 6 at 10 a.m. in Howard Auditorium.

“The Great Cross Country Race” is one of the first productions to utilize the newly renovated Howard Auditorium. This building on ORU’s campus recently received new acoustic wall panels, carpet, fresh paint and stage lighting as well as extensive bathroom and box office renovations.

The play takes place in England and revolves around the lives of human-like animals, which have assembled for sports day. No one is willing to compete with the proud hare in the cross-country race until the tortoise challenges him. During the race the hare gets distracted by his surroundings, while the tortoise continues slow and steady. The question remains, who will win “The Great Cross Country Race?”

“We have had a wonderful time bringing the classic children’s tale of the tortoise and the hare to life,” said Director and ORU Assistant Professor of Drama Courtneay Sanders. “There are a few modern twists in the story that kids of all ages will enjoy.”

Tickets can be purchased at the Howard Auditorium box office. Cash only, $5 for students and $10 for general admission. For more information about ORU, visit www.oru.edu.