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Theatre Presents Psycho-Drama 'Equus'

By: Tom Lyttle, Director, O'Kane Theatre

The UHD O'Kane Theatre presents its fall 2011 production of Peter Shaffer's 1974 Tony Award-winning play, Equus. The author was inspired to write this play after having a brief conversation with a friend who told him of a criminal case in which a boy of 17 had blinded six horses in a small town near London. From this event, the playwright crafted a story that is psychologically gripping and emotionally disturbing as it explores the young man's religious and sexual fascination with horses. It is a challenging and complex piece of dramatic literature that will provide you with a deeply moving and memorable theatre experience.

Please note that audience members attending Equus must be at least 18 years of age because of the play's strong language and brief scene of full frontal nudity at the end of Act II.

Performances of Equus are as follows: 8 p.m. on Oct. 28, 29 and Nov. 3, 4, and 5; 3 p.m. on Oct. 30; and special student matinees at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 4.

NOTE: The Thursday, Nov. 3, performance will be a clothed performance for those who choose to attend. Students under the age of 18 are also welcome to attend this performance.

Tickets for Equus go on sale at the University Cashier's Office on the third floor, One Main Building, beginning Monday, Oct. 24, during their normal hours of operations. Admission is $3.

For more information, please contact 713-221-8118.