Tulsa’s original musical murder mystery

The Spotlight Theatre is pleased to announce its centennial celebration show, a musical murder mystery, Murder and the Outlaws, which will run on Friday nights October 26, November 2 and November 9,  at 7:00 p.m. at the Spotlight Theatre.  The play, which is based on an actual historic event, takes a playful look at events involving the notorious Bill Doolin Gang in lawless Indian Territory, just prior to statehood.  The play was written and is directed by local playwright, Carol Snow.  Music was written by fellow Spotlighters John Hansen and Larry Stockard.      

Guests can look forward to a fun-filled evening with singing outlaws and at the Reeves Brothers Gambling Hall in Guthrie where poor Bill Doolin’s body lies in state.  They will enjoy a catered dinner.  , live piano and fiddle music while mingling with outlaws and lawmen alike—no one knows when a song might break out.  Should a “murder” occur during the evening (and you can probably count on it), guests will have an opportunity to solve the crime. 

Numerous prizes will be awarded for the evening’s activities including steak dinners for two, long-stemmed roses, and an overnight stay at the McBirney Mansion Bed and Breakfast with complimentary tickets to a regular performance of The Drunkard. Guests are encouraged to come in period dress or western wear.
Ticket prices are $30.00 per person.  Early reservations are recommended due to limited seating availability, and can be made by calling. Call the theatre at 918-587-5030 for reservations.  
The play will take place at the historic art deco Tulsa Spotlight Theatre at 1381 Riverside Drive.  The theatre was designed by world-renowned architect Bruce Goff and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.  It is also the home of a Tulsa institution, The Drunkard & Olio, the longest-running play in the United States, which has been performed there nearly every Saturday night since 1953.  The Spotlight Theatre is a non-profit organization run by volunteers since its inception in 1953 – not bad for 54 years.

For more information, contact:
The Spotlight Theatre

1381 Riverside Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127