Theatre production ‘Vanities’ set for Oct. 12-14; open to the public

October 9, 2017

Theatre production ‘Vanities’ set for Oct. 12-14 at 7 p.m. every night and is open to the public.

Mickey Jordan, a senior speech and theatre major from Iowa Park, Texas, will be directing his first capstone theatrical production from Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Fine Arts titled “Vanities” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-14, in Northwestern-Alva’s Herod Hall Auditorium.

Ticket prices are $5 for general admission, $3 for Northwestern employees with ID and $1 for students with ID.

“Vanities” is an adult comedy by Jack Heifner about three Texas High School friends—Kathy, Mary and Joanne—and the journey of their friendship over the course of 11 years, from 1963-1974.

The cast and roles for the production are as follows: Karlie Osborn, senior history major from Alva, as “Kathy;” Erin Hopkins Davis, senior mass communication major from Fairview, as “Joanne;” Shelbi Morland, sophomore mathematics major from Laverne, as “Mary;” and Ken Kelsey, Northwestern instructor of history and fine arts, as “Principal.”  

There will be some adult language in the production.

Northwestern’s theatre program challenges students to prepare them for their future by putting them in charge of their own final capstone project. Students are required to select a play production and see it through the entire process of casting, set-building, technical effects and more to the final, audience-ready production.

“I’m really excited for the production,” Jordan said. “I’m looking forward to the opening night audiences, and all of the performances. Through the classes and my degree and now my capstone, I believe Northwestern has prepared me for my future.”  

For more information on Northwestern’s theatre program visit or contact Kimberly Weast, department of fine arts chair and professor of theatre arts, at 580-327-8462 or


Ali Gavitt, University Relations Specialist, 580-327-8480

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