CityRep in Oklahoma Opens Season With 9/11 Solo, And Crown Thy Good

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Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) will kick off its fifth season with a special engagement that remembers the terror attacks of 9/11.

And Crown Thy Good, by writer-performer Mark Oristano, will play 4 and 8 PM Sept. 9 in The City Space at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. No admission will be charged, but donations "will be gratefully accepted."

"Nearly five years after the attack, the events of September 11, 2001 still touch every American life," according to CityRep. "Like many others, Mark Oristano wanted to find a deeper meaning in the horror of the attack on the World Trade Center, which occurred only a few blocks from the hospital where he was born. A trip to Ground Zero in October 2001 set in motion a series of events which led him to uncover the story of the life, and the death, of firefighter Paul Gill, one of the 343 FDNY heroes who perished on 9/11. After taking a photograph of Paul's missing person flyer, one among thousands in lower Manhattan, a chance meeting a day later with a friend of Paul's who was flying home from New York, and Paul's memorial service, proved the starting points for this moving, spiritual exploration of September 11th and its aftermath."

Created and produced in partnership with director René Moreno, And Crown They Good "contains dozens of Oristano's photographs of Ground Zero along with family photographs of firefighter Paul Gill — telling one of the most fascinating, true stories to emerge from September 11th."

Award-winning Dallas director Moreno and Oristano have staged the work in numerous regional engagements.

When Mark Oristano first brought the idea to him, Moreno instantly agreed, and the two spent a year shaping and forming the piece. For more information, call the CityRep ticket hotline at (405) 848-3761 for information.


Oklahoma City Repertory Theater (CityRep) operates under an agreements with Actors' Equity Assocation.

The 2006-07 season will also include Bad Dates Oct. 6-23; A Year with Frog & Toad Dec. 1-Dec. 17; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Feb. 23-March 4, 2007; and Our Town (in collaboration with OCU) April 13-29, 2007.


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