The Ponca Playhouse will present its encore performance of “The Broken Statue” this month.
This year’s exclusive run of eight shows will be performed on July 18-21 and July 25-28. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Only 800 seats are available for the 2013 presentation. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling the playhouse office at 580-765-5360.
A limestone statue of a striking young woman is buried and lost for nearly 40 years — a broken statue representing shattered lives and shattered dreams. The story of the statue is one of love, greed, power and lost aspirations. The statue symbolizes what was and what could have been — a tale of a great oil empire betrayed, destroying the lives of the family who built it.
The Ponca Playhouse will present a second season of “The Broken Statue,” a play by Bob Perry, based on the real-life story of oil baron E.W. Marland. Marland made and lost a fortune in the oilfields of northern Oklahoma. The play also includes the tragic story of his adopted daughter and later wife, Lydie Marland.
“Although partially fiction, ‘The Broken Statue’ helps provide the public with an insight that feeds their curiosity of the life and times of E.W., Virginia, George and Lydie Marland and their contemporaries. The play gives a glimpse of the extravagant glory days of the 1910s and 1920s as they existed in Oklahoma,” said David Keathly, executive director of the Marland Mansion.