Department of Theatre

Ticket Office Hours:

Theatre Office: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday
Box Office: one hour prior to all Main Stage shows
Phone: (405) 744-6094


The Vivia Nail Locke Theatre is found in the Seretean Center for Performing Arts (SCPA), located at the corner of Maple Ave and North Knoblock St in Stillwater. The Theatre Office is located in room 121 of the SCPA, just down the hall from the Vivia Locke Theatre lobby. The Box Office is located in the Vivia Locke Theatre lobby.

The Jerry L. Davis Studio Theatre is found in room 203 on the second floor of Gundersen Hall, located directly West of the SCPA (between the SCPA and Student Union).

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2018-2019 Production Season Selection

Coming Soon!

Check back here for the 2018-2019 season production

 2017-2018 Production Season

CRIMES in august

Crimes of the Heart

By Beth Henley 
Directed by B. Peter Westerhoff

Jerry Davis Theatre, 203 Gundersen Hall 

August 26 at 7:30 p.m. & August 27 at 2:30 p.m.

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing martial prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Crimes of the Heart is an astonishing first play by Beth Henley and established the author as a major voice in theatre. Warmhearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions.

The Birds BIRDS X

By Conor McPherson
From the short story by Daphne du Maurier
Directed by Andrew Kimbrough

Main Stage Season, Vivia Nail Locke Theatre
Tickets available 2 weeks before show

October 5-7 at 7:30 p.m.
October 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Murderous birds provide the backdrop and the terror for this tense and harrowing drama of three unlikely people forced together for survival. But will anyone get out alive? Acclaimed contemporary Irish playwrigh Conor McPherson bases his play on the same short story Alfred Hitchcock used for his 1963 horror film of the same name -- but the similarities end there. Parental note: strong language

Red Production Poster 2017 Fall Play Smaller


By John Logan
Directed by Peyton Meacham

Jerry Davis Theatre, 203 Gundersen Hall

October 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.
October 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Oklahoma State Theatre Council produces their first show of the season, "Red" by John Logan, in partnership with the OSU Arts Society.

The show follows master expressionist Mark Rothko along with his young assisstant, Ken, as they feverishly  work on a series of murals for New York's famous Four Seasons Restaurant, the biggest commission in the history of modern art. Raw and provocative, "Red" is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. 

The Comedy of Errors posterThe Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lloyd Caldwell

Main Stage Season, Vivia Nail Locke Theatre

November 30, December 1-2 at 7:30 p.m.
December 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Stolen money, betrayed wives and lovers, charges of insanity and proof of demon possession -- what more could you want? In this absurd farce by the acknowledged master of the English language, chaos breaks loose as long separated identical twins and their identical twin servants attempt to reunite. Sound implausible? You bet! Funny? Absolutely!
Suitable for the whole family

General admission, $12; Seniors (65+), $8; Students with ID, $7; Children 12 and under, $5


How I Learned to DriveDrive poster print

By Paula Vogel
Directed by Raphael Parry
Artistic director at Shakespeare Dallas

Main Stage Season, Vivia Nail Locke Theatre

Febuary 22-24 at 7:30 p.m.
February 25 at 2:30 p.m.

In this gripping drama and disarming comedy, Paula Vogel explores the journey a woman takes in reconciling a history of abuse at the hands of family members, particularly her uncle. Considered by many to be one of the best American plays of the late 20th century, How I Learned to Drive premiered in 1997 and went on to win numerous awards, including Drama Desk, Obie and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Twenty years later, the play still delivers as its story remains all too common.

Parental note: For mature audiences only

General admission, $12; Seniors (65+), $10; Students with ID, $10

Barefoot in the ParkBarefoot in the Park Small

by Neil Simon
Directed by Harley Roche

Jerry Davis Theatre, 203 Gundersen Hall
Tickets: General Admission is $10 and Students is $7
Purchase tickets at door

March 2, and March 3, at 7:30 p.m.
March 4, at 2:30 p.m.

Nominee for the 1964 Tony Award for Best Play, Barefoot in the Park presents Paul and Corie Bratter as newlyweds in every sense of the word. He is a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor in the attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start...

Showcase AdInaugural Dance Showcase

Featuring Dance Minors &
Other Talented OSU Students;
Choreography by DANC 3606 &
Head of Dance Leslie J. Miller

Free Admission
Open to the Public

Friday, April 13
7:30 p.m.

Concert Hall, SCPA

Join the OSU Department of Theatre as it presents OSU's First Dance Showcase! This Showcase will feature dance minors and other talented students from across campus as they express dance in various forms. With a line up including solos, duets and group dances, you're sure to have a wonderful time. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Toni Melton for her generous support of dance at OSU.

The Paul & Toni Mass Melton Musical Theatre Production

She Loves Me posterShe Loves Me

by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo
Directed and choreographed by B. Peter Westerhoff

Main Stage Season, Vivia Nail Locke Theatre
Tickets available 2 weeks before show

April 26-28 at 7:30 p.m.
April 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Ever fall for someone you couldn't stand? Amalia and Georg have! Working together in a Budapest perfume shop, they grate on each other's nerves. But they each find love in their respective pen pals, unaware they are corresponding with each other! This award winning musical, which inspired the 1998 movie You've Got Mail, reveals the uncomfortable truth -- there's no accounting for love.
Suitable for the whole family

General admission, $12; Seniors (65+), $10; Students with ID, $10; Children 12 and under, $5