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The Deaths of Sybil Bolton

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 9, 2019

One event on November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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The Deaths of Sybil Bolton
from the book by Dennis P. McAuliffe, Jr.
adapted for the stage and directed by David Blakely

Tickets are on sale now:
November 1 & 2, 8 & 9 at 7:30PM
November 9 & 10 at 2:00PM
Lynn Riggs Black Box Theater
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E 4th St.

HTC Playwright-in-Residence Emeritus David Blakely returns to recount a shocking true-life piece of Oklahoma history: the Osage Oil Murders. Based on Dennis P. McAuliffe, Jr.’s 1990 nonfiction book The Deaths of Sybil Bolton, Blakely’s adaptation depicts a journalist uncovering lies, cover-ups, and murder on his quest for the truth: what exactly happened to his grandmother during the systematic reign of terror that killed an estimated 60-plus wealthy, full-blood Osage Native Americans in the 1920s? Blakely expands his four-time TATE-winning* one-act play Four Ways to Die into a full-length true-crime story from Oklahoma’s past, with an intimate look at how trauma, legacies, and lies are inherited.

The Deaths of Sybil Bolton marks the latest Heller Theatre Company production that highlights and magnifies the voices of the marginalized through powerful and well-written new works.

*”Four Ways to Die” received four awards from the 2018 Tulsa Awards for Theater Excellence ceremony, including Outstanding Original Work, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Properties.


November 8
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Heller Theatre Company


Dennis R. Neill Equality Center – Lynn Riggs Black Box Theater
621 E 4th St
Tulsa, OK 74120 United States
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