Meadow Brook and Oakland U. Swap Directors to Present Holocaust Dramas, The White Rose and Remembering the World of Anne Frank

News   Meadow Brook and Oakland U. Swap Directors to Present Holocaust Dramas, The White Rose and Remembering the World of Anne Frank David L. Regal, artistic director of Meadow Brook Theatre, guest directs Oakland University's production of Lillian Garrett-Groag's The White Rose March 31-April 10 in Rochester, Michigan.

The production will mix Equity actors into the undergraduate cast, in a cross-campus artistic initiative — Meadow Brook, Michigan's major LORT house, operates on the campus of OU. The university's department of music, theatre and dance has for years been in the shadow of Meadow Brook, despite the use of its own black box space and a proscenium recital hall.

Concurrent with The White Rose, Meadow Brook Theatre is presenting And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank by James Still, through April 10. Karen Sheridan, associate professor of theatre at Oakland University, guest directs this multimedia theatrical experience, in which videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors are combined with actors on stage.

The White Rose, a college and regional favorite, is about a group of students at the University of Munich who advocate the overthrow of Hitler’s regime during World War II through a series of underground publications entitled "The White Rose."

Equity actors Loren Bass and Timothy Jacobs join OU theatre students Anthony Edgerton, Catherine Lutz, Stefan Mantyk, Blair Mellow, Eric Orive and John Wencel. Performances play OU's Varner Studio Theatre.

Tickets are $15 general, $8 students, and $6 all morning matinees. For more information call the Varner Box Office at (248) 370-3013 or send e-mail to mtd@oakland.edu. Tickets also available at Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.mbtheatre.com.