Meet the “Judas” Cast – Jeff Jimenez

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We spoke with Jeff Jimenez about his role, Julius the Bailiff. Jeff talked to us about courtroom gossip, belly laughs and emotional response. Enjoy his insights into the show, and make your plans to see us in ONE WEEK!

1) Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in Mannford, OK, where I got my theater roots. My first role was as a cross-dressing Sheriff in How The West Was Lost (7th grade) – since then I’ve done dramas (Death of a Salesman), comedies (A Christmas Story) and musicals (Anything Goes) – among others. I’ve also been fortunate enough to direct a local version of The Odd Couple. I’ve been in telecommunications sales for 13 years and work from a home office in Tulsa.

2) Who are you playing in the show?
Bailiff – Julius of Outer Mongolia.

3) What initially drew you to the show?

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Meet the “Judas” Cast – Elizabeth Tate

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Meet the cast! Here we talk to Elizabeth Tate, who is playing Loretta and Mary Magdalene in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.” We talked about faith, history, those rumors about Mary and of course, Jesus.

Make your plans to come see “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” running at the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa PAC March 31-April 9th.

1) Tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Elizabeth Tate and I am 18 years old. I’ve been active in theatre for about 6 years now. I have been a resident of Sand Springs for my entire life, but in May I will be moving to Emporia, KS to participate in Emporia State University’s summer stock theatre program. I’ll be attending ESU next fall where I will pursue a double-major in theatre and psychology.

2) Who are you playing in the show?
I play L...

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Why Judas?

This is the first post in our series about our upcoming production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Check back weekly to get insights from our directors, actors and theological team.

A year and a half ago, Theatre Pops took a look at ourselves. What stories were we telling, and why? It wasn’t enough to produce good theatre, we needed it to be meaningful and compelling. And for me, one of the most compelling scripts I’ve ever read is The Last Days. A close friend once cried during a college presentation on this script. A fellow actor brought me to tears during an audition with the opening monologue. And yet, I’d never seen the complete show. It’s been sitting on my bookshelf, waiting for the right moment. So when we were deciding our season, I knew...

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Announcing the cast of The Wild Party!

We are very excited to announce our full cast of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party! The show runs Feb 17-26 at IDL Ballroom. This show is part of our dinner theatre series, with menu announced later this week. The show will be performed in the style of immersive theatre, a concept new to our region. The performers will be performing in and around the audience, making the audience feel very much a part of the show. So, get out your flapper dresses and pearls, because we are going to have a wild, wild party:

Queenie – Tabitha Littlefield
Burrs – Rick Harrelson
Black – Andrew Zapata
Kate – Kaley Durland
Madeleine True – Ashlee Elmore
Eddie – Jacob Brockunier
Mae – Claire Schroepfer
Phil D’Armano – Robert Young
Oscar D’Armano – Jonah Fujikawa
Jackie – Dustin Harmon
Max – Powell Barca
Delores – Pat...

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How the Light Gets In

Angela McLaughlin, TPops Board, Stage Manager, ANP, All New People, Tinkerbell is Dead, Tink, Theatre, PAC

How the Light Gets In

By Board President Angela McLaughlin

Here’s the question I’ve been struggling with. How do we create truly inclusive theatre communities? Or, another way of putting it, how do we call people “in” versus calling them “out?” Theatre Pops has been struggling to find a balance between telling the stories we think people need and want to hear, and working within the resources and talent that we have available to us. How do we achieve the former and expand the latter without compromising our values? I can’t imagine that we’re the only company struggling with these big questions, so I propose to offer a few ideas and a little insight, coming from the world of Intercultural and Diversity/Inclusion work.

I’m going to break it down into a handful of categories, and please kno...

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Was LBJ A True Champion of Civil Rights? – Part Two

Was LBJ A True Champion of Civil Rights? – Part Two

By Adrian Alexander

Writing in 2014, Politifact Texas senior editor Gardner Selby noted that LBJ “was lauded by four successor presidents as a Lincoln-esque groundbreaker for civil rights,” but that his early political career suggested something else. Speaking on April 10, 2014 at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Library in Austin, President Barack Obama said, “…like any of us, he was not a perfect man. His experiences in rural Texas may have stretched his moral imagination. But he was ambitious, very ambitious, a young man in a hurry to plot his own escape from poverty and to chart his own political career. And in the Jim Crow South, that mean not challenging convention...

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Was LBJ A True Champion of Civil Rights? – Part One

Was LBJ A True Champion of Civil Rights? – Part One

By Adrian Alexander

On Wednesday, November 27, 1963, less than one week after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his “accidental” successor, Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, addressed a joint session of Congress as the new chief executive of the nation. The previous spring, in the wake of the manhandling of black American civil rights protesters, including schoolchildren, at the hands of police and firemen in Birmingham, Alabama, President Kennedy had appeared on national television on June 11 to announce that he was sending a tough new civil rights bill to Congress...

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Who is Luella?

Who is Luella and where would she hide?

One generally relies on their mother to be their rock, their voice of reason, their shelter in a storm, the peanut butter to their jelly… but sometimes dear ol’ mom is just a little… off.  We spoke to Deborah Bosworth-Campbell about her character, Luella, and the dynamics in her relationship with daughter Felicity.

Deborah Bosworth-Campbell is Luella in "Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them".

Deborah Bosworth-Campbell is Luella in “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them”.

What does your character think about Torture?
Luella tries not to “think” about torture because she has experienced it.

If your character had a campaign slogan, what would it be?
Consider a different life’s choice.

What cocktail does your character drink and why?
Luella would prefer to drink Cosmopolitans...

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Who is Zamir?

Who is Zamir and can he do an Irish jig?

Is Zamir a victim? Is he a villain? And is Zamir even his real Irish name? We spoke with Chris Williams to gain some insight into his character. Disclaimer: low on insight, heavy on mystery.

Chris Williams is Zamir in "Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)".

Chris Williams is Zamir in “Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)”.

What makes your character special?

Sometimes he drives a big van, in the middle of the night. 

If Zamir had a campaign slogan, what would it be?

Have a Fresca! Vote Zamir!

What is your character’s cocktail of choice?

Rusty Nail, heavy on the rust.

What is your character’s favorite butterfly?

Zamir knows nothing of butterflies!!

Tulsa native Chris Williams first appeared on stage in 2011 in Just Some Good Ole Boys at The Nightingale Theatre...

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Who is Reverend Mike?

Who is Reverend Mike and what is his favorite cocktail?

Reverend Mike is the spiritual backbone of the show, with an interesting and unconventional side job. Or maybe he’s a filmmaker who gives spiritual advice on the side. Whatever the case, it’s clear that Jack Allen is the perfect actor to make this eccentric good guy come to life.

Jack Allen is Reverend Mike in "Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)".

Jack Allen is Reverend Mike in “Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)”.

What does your character think about Torture?
Only if they’re into that kinda thing.

If your character was an animal, what animal would they be?
A howler monkey, obviously.

Why is your character important to the show?
In a world polarized in its political views, you need a guy like Reverend Mike who can open his mind to all sides of the argument, someone guided by faith, a c...

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