Weekend Ticket: Music and a classic adapted play in Oxford
Published 3:57 pm Thursday, August 27, 2015
Folks have the opportunity to hear some great weekend music from an Oxford band, while also checking out a classic play performed by Theatre Oxford at the Powerhouse.
Proud Larry’s – 9 p.m.
There’s nothing typical about the Oxford-based indie rock act Young Buffalo or the story behind its debut album, “House.” Although the group’s songwriters, Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett, didn’t begin playing under the Young Buffalo moniker until 2009, they started writing music together as teenagers and never ceased evolving. Other members of the group are Andrew Guinn, Will Eubanks and Tim Burkhead.
They will be joined on stage by Rock Eupora and special surprise guest, Pluto, formerly known as Kate Teague and the Hate League.
The Odd Couple
The Powerhouse –
7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Theatre Oxford presents Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” the female version, with performances tonight through a Sunday matinee at the Powerhouse.
Updated by Neil Simon 20 years after the success of his original play, the female-led play offers just as many laughs and a new take on the classic comedy of mismatched roommates.
Directed by Debra Anderson and showcasing a stellar cast of Oxonians, “The Odd Couple” is a fantastic opportunity to see a witty and laugh-out-loud exploration of the changing roles of women in the 1980s.
Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s matinee starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Powerhouse or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1766110.
Tickets are $10 for Theatre Oxford members, students and senior citizens; $15 for nonmembers.