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'The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild' sets western debut at MSU's Black Box Theater

October 5, 2009


"The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild" will make its Rocky Mountain premiere at the MSU Black Box Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23 and 24.    High-Res Available

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A play written and directed by Greg Owens, an adjunct writing instructor at Montana State University, will make its Rocky Mountain premiere at the MSU Black Box Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23 and 24.

Owens' "The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild" is a road trip comedy that follows the adventures of Tulsa Lovechild as she journeys cross-country in a rental car to dump her hippie mother's ashes in the parking lot of the motel where Tulsa was born.

Before the trip is over, Tulsa crosses paths with an eccentric cast of characters that includes a former child TV star, a lovesick farmer in a combine, a kidnapped beauty queen, conjoined circus performers, and a Russian emigrant in a cowboy shirt.

The play has been performed in Los Angeles and Chicago and around the country. It was named the Best Off-Loop Play of 2001 by the Chicago Tribune, and received seven nominations for that city's Jefferson Awards. The Los Angeles Times called the play "hugely cheerful and energetic." A monologue from the play appeared in the Best Men's Stage Monologues of 2005 anthology from Smith & Kraus.

The play is presented by the MSU School of Film and Photography and Actors Theatre of Montana.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for students and seniors and $14 general admission. For more information about tickets or the performance, call 994-3904.

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Lila Michael (406) 595-0254, michaellila@aim.com