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Weekly Arts and Entertainment Highlights (Nov 15, 2012)

This weekend, a university drama department presents a playwrights work for the first time, a duo on the cutting edge of classical music visits a unique fair, a local acting troupe performs the work of the man who created a childhood legend, and Oklahoma celebrates its Native American heritage.

The Lab Theatre at the University of Oklahoma presents the world premiere of playwright Laura Jacqmin’s “And When We Awoke There was Light and Light” this weekend. Performances run from Wednesday the 14th through November 18th in the Old Science Hall on campus. “And When We Awoke…” follows the story of a high school senior looking to boost her college resume with a service project and ends up making a life changing relationship. Laura Jacqumin is a Chicago-based writer and was awarded the 2008 Wasserstein Prize. She was also a contributor to The Onion’s A.V. Club.

Oklahoma Christian University holds the Oklahoma Flute Society’s 18th annual Flute Fair this Saturday. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes all things flute with various solo competitions, recitals, and workshops throughout the fair. This year’s guest artists are Nicole Esposito, flute professor at The University of Iowa, and Flutronix. Flutronix is the duo of Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull from New York City. Their music combines classical training with multimedia elements and experiments with digital effects and electronics.

The Namron Players present two plays by playwright J.M. Barrie this weekend only. Mostly remembered at the creator of Peter Pan, Barrie has an extensive collection of work from his life in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Namron Players perform two short plays from his collection “The Echoes of the War” written in 1918. They explore the impact of war on families and are both comedic and touching. The actors take the stage at the Performing Arts Studio’s Norman Depot at 8:00 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The 15th Annual Native American Heritage Celebration takes place at the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Event Center on November 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Shared Journey: The Resiliency of our Native People.” The afternoon includes storytelling, historical information, and traditional Native American food. Live entertainment is provided by the Apache Dance Club at the Riverside Indian School in Anadarko and the Muscogee Creek choir. Miss Indian Oklahoma and the Indian Oklahoma City Princesses will be in attendance.

For more events, visit our calendar page.

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