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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Who is “The Voice”?

Who is “The Voice” and what makes him sooooo mysterious??

Recently we got the exclusive scoop on Rick Harrelson and his somewhat mysterious character, known only as “The Voice.” Warning: what you’re about to read is very strange.

Rick Harrelson is "The Voice" in Theatre Pops' production of "Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)" by Christopher Durang.

Rick Harrelson is “The Voice” in Theatre Pops’ production of “Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)” by Christopher Durang.

Editors Note: It is rumored that Rick has been replaced in this production by a super intelligent swarm of killer bees piloting a state of the art “Rick” Robot, though Rickbot continues to swear that this is obviously malicious slander.

What makes your character special?

Wait, what?!? Practically everything about me is special. I’m a beautiful snowflake. And how dare you imply otherwise!

If your character was an animal, what wou...

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Who is Felicity?

Who is Felicity and what does she think of torture?

And now from the much needed voice of sanity, we present a brief chat with Bekah Bachman, who will be playing the part of Felicity.

Bakah Bachman is Felicity in "Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)".

Bakah Bachman is Felicity in “Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)”.

What does your character think about Torture?

It’s immoral to torture.  We can’t just go torturing people… We really can’t.  I’m serious, Father!!!

If your character had a campaign slogan, what would it be?

Let’s start this all over!

What cocktail does your character drink and why?

Cosmos when she’s trying to hold it together. Vodka Tonic when she’s past hope and needs whatever fortification she can get. She also keeps a box of Chardonnay in the fridge.

What is your characters favorite butterfly?

A live one, fluttering about...

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Who is Leonard?

Who is Leonard and what is his favorite butterfly?

What follows is the unofficial transcript of a rather tense interview with Timothy Hunter, who appears to be taking his character, Leonard, very seriously.

Timothy Hunter is Leonard in "Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)"

Timothy Hunter is Leonard in “Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)”

What makes your character special?

Everything about Leonard is special!  He is never wrong.

How does your character feel about torture?

Torture is absolutely necessary in every area of life.

If your character was an animal, what would the be?

Leonard would be a lion, but purple and covered in glitter.

What is your character’s favorite butterfly?

Leonard’s favorite butterfly is the Solomon Island Birdwing – today.

Since making his Tulsa theatrical debut in 2012, Timothy has had the good fortune of appeari...

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Who is Hildegarde?

Who is Hildegarde and what animal would she be?

We recently got to speak with Liz Masters, AKA Hildegarde about her role in Theatre Pops’ “Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them).” Read the exclusive, non-redacted, official document here!

Liz Masters is Hildegarde in "Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)

Liz Masters is Hildegarde in “Why Torture is Wrong (and the people who love them)

What makes your character special?

She is the world’s worst spy.

If your character was an animal, what animal would they be?

A fainting goat.

What does your character think about Torture?

It’s better in the abstract.  Up close and personal, it’s a bit too vivid.

What surprises can we expect from your character?

What, and ruin the surprise?

And finally…What is your character’s favorite butterfly?

The Easter Festooooon.

Liz Masters is an actress/singer/mediocre-bu...

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“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” opens in 3 weeks!

Theatre Pops, IDL Ballroom, Tallgrass Prairie Table, Arts Alliance Tulsa, Tulsa theatre, Oklahoma theatre, Meghan Hurley, Kelli McLoud Schengen, Chef Donaldson, Michelle Donaldson, Rick Harrelson, Angela McLaughlin, Cecilia Wessinger, Laurie Carlson, Jana Ellis, Heather Sams, Charles Kevin Smith, Sarah Block, Samantha Dent, Jason Traczyk, Tom Green, Angie Green, Blue Dome District, Lady Day at Emerson's Party & Grill, Lady Day, Billie Holiday, Dinner Theatre, Dinner and a show, Tulsa nightlife, Tulsa dinner theatre, downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma dinner theatre, Tulsa musical theatre

Lady Day makes Oklahoma debut at IDL Ballroom this Valentine’s Weekend

Theatre Pops is proud to present the Oklahoma premiere of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at IDL Ballroom, running February 11-14, 2016. Starring Kelli McLoud-Schingen as Billie Holiday, this intimate evening features live jazz, dinner, and beverages for a singular night out on the town.

The time is 1959. The place is a bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

This very special musical play by Lanie Robertson runs Valentine’s weekend for four nights only featuring some of the most...

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Announcing Auditions for April Show

Why Torture is Wrong, Christopher Durang, dark comedy, dark comedic play, Theatre Pops, Tulsa theatre, Oklahoma theatre, Tulsa PAC, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, April 2016, Tulsa play, Randy Whalen, Dave Garcia, Meghan Hurley, Heather Sams, Charles Kevin Smith, Angela McLaughlin, Samantha Dent, Randie Doshier, Oklahoma play, theatre calendar

Auditions for Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them set for February 6th at FlyLoft

Theatre Pops will hold auditions for Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 2-5PM at Fly Loft, 117 N. Boston.

Christopher Durang takes on the most sensitive issue of the day and turns it into raucous and provocative comedy. Is Felicity’s new husband a terrorist? She only wishes she could remember marrying him. What is her father hiding in his “Butterfly Room?” And has going to the theatre so much finally driven her mother insane?

“Don’t feel guilty about laughing so hard at Christopher Durang’s hilarious and disturbing new comedy about all-American violence...

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Will Chef JV be the Mr. Tulsa?

fundraiser, mr. tulsa, theatre pops, idl ballroom, idl, it's raining men, meghan hurley, samantha dent, sarah block, chad oliverson, candice alcott, beth mosier, nancy bizjack, male pageant

Chef JV

He’ll Make You Swoon

What can we look forward to seeing you do for your talent?
My talent will be guitar related.

What is your favorite thing about Tulsa?
Best thing about Tulsa is its full of families who grew up together. Great neighborhoods, hidden food gems and a city full of amazingly smart and beautiful women.

Why do you want to support the arts, and Theatre Pops?
I am on board with the arts and Theater because they have always been there for me. The best way to explore life, and find out who you really are. Love what Theater Pops brings to the table.

Any fundraising tips?  What advantages are you going to bring over your competitors?
Tips to fundraising?   Good food loosens pockets. Bribes with food.

If Theatre Pops did a show about you, what would it be called?
The One...

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