Sunday, April 23, 2017

Summer 2017 Schedule

Both films will be screened in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center located inside the Bill S. Cole University Center (near the corner of E. 13th Street and South Francis) on the campus of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 per person or $5 for students (with ID) unless otherwise noted. Free for ECU Students.

Friday, May 19 at 1 p.m.
By Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Patrick Marber. NT Live.
Ruth Wilson plays the title role in Ivo van Hove's production.
*50% discount for attendees at Momentum Ada.

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m.
By George Bernard Shaw.  NT Live.
Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc in Josie Rourke's production.
Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman.

From the torment of the Hundred Years' War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw's classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.

Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Vote, Coriolanus) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece.

April 28: Te Ata

East Central University will be hosting a private screening for ECU students and employees of the Chickasaw Nation’s movie Te Ata on Friday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m. in ECU's Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

As with other ECU events, family members may also attend with a valid ECU ID.

Te Ata is based on the true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Mary took the stage name "Te Ata," which means “Bearer of Morning” in the Chickasaw language. As a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Te Ata was an accomplished actor and teller of Native American stories and overcame various obstacles to perform in front of President Roosevelt, the King and Queen of Great Britain and on stages across the United States.
Many Oklahomans had the opportunity to participate in the movie as it was filmed locally, so viewers may see familiar faces and locations.

The Ataloa Theatre is named for another renowned Chickasaw artist, a cousin of Te Ata. Ataloa attended USAO and remained great friends with Te Ata for many years thereafter.