Curly McLain (Jordan Whitrock) serandes Laurey Williams (Lillian Schram) with a song about a surrey.
Curly McLain (Jordan Whitrock) serandes Laurey Williams (Lillian Schram) with a song about a surrey.

    The Ripon High School/Lumen drama department will give its performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical “Oklahoma” Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 14 through 16.

    The Thursday and Friday performances will be at 7 p.m. while Saturday’s performances will be at 2 and 7 p.m.

    The dates for the musical were rescheduled due to lack of practices because of inclement weather.

    Set in Oklahoma farm country outside the town of Claremore, Indian Territory, in 1906, the musical tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams (played by Lillian Schram) and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly McLain (Jordan Whitrock) and the frightening farmhand Jud Fry (Hunter Cook). A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker (Micah Schoff) and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie (Elizabeth Grewal).

    Tickets may be purchased at the door and cost $5 for adults and $2 for students.

   See more photos in the Feb. 7, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.