RC Davis-Undiano Play Opens Feb. 10

January 25, 2023
by  WLT

An illustration showing two faces kissing as they emerge from smart phones

A play written by World Literature Today Executive Director RC Davis-Undiano will open at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Yellow Dog Coffee Company in Norman.

Free and open to the public, the play is scheduled to run Feb. 10, 11, 17 and 18. Yellow Dog Coffee Company is located at 222 S. Porter Ave. in Norman.

Meet Up!: A One Act Play About Dating Sites is being directed by Sheryl Martin and features actors from the Namron Players Theatre, a theater company specializing in the presentation of Oklahoma and Norman-based playwrights, actors, and directors.

Meet Up! examines the cultural shift toward dating apps as a method for meeting new people and asks questions about how digital communication has redrawn the boundaries of love and what human interaction can achieve. Described by Martin as “smart and funny,” it is a play that explores current forms of human interaction that are shaping “the future of intimacy.”

Davis-Undiano is executive director for the World Literature Today organization at the University of Oklahoma. His most recent book, Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity (2017), won two awards, and in 2018 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. He is writing his tenth play, and his works have been produced at the Oklahoma City Latino Cultural Center, the University of Wyoming, and OU. He has two additional plays scheduled this year at the Sooner Theater in Norman and the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Namron Players Theatre and Oklahoma StoryWorks is made possible by underwriting from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Art Small Grants Program, Schwartz Family Foundation, Chickasaw Nation, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Allied Arts, Yellow Dog Coffee Company, and the Friends of NAMRON.

For information about this play, to schedule group attendance, or to set up an interview contact Sheryl Martin ([email protected]), RC Davis-Undiano ([email protected]) or Terri Stubblefield ([email protected])