Posted by Tasha on February 3rd, 2012 in Arts and Theatre, Attractions
Last Saturday night a group and friends and I went to see The Drunkard and The Olio, on the stage weekly at the Tulsa Spotlight Theater at 13th and Riverside.
The Spotlighters say The Drunkard in Tulsa is one of the longest-running productions in the country, and it’s one of the few places in town where you’re encouraged to boo the bad guys and cheer on the good guys as a the story unfolds on stage. What follows is The Olio, a showcase of local talent. It all takes place inside the historic Spotlight Theater, which is both cozy and grand at once. We ate cheeseburgers served in little baskets and Fritos from the bag, and we drank cold cans of Diet Coke. One of us even got to serve as an assistant to a magician performing in The Olio. Her job was to make a bright-red hankie disappear into an egg. Then, she broke the egg into a glass. The audience ooo’d and aaah’d. It was amazing, and gooey.
There’s nothing else in town like it, any of it. And a one-of-a-kind evening of entertainment is absolutely worth the $13 ticket.
Learn more about The Drunkard and the Olio and Spotlight Theater at spotlighttheater.org.