REVIEW: Storms and Soul-Searching Set the Stage for ‘Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet’

In case you missed it, this summer the Oakland University Board of Trustees promoted Music, Theatre and Dance from department to school status. With the new distinction, OU hopes to attract high-caliber talent to their programs. The good news is we don’t have to wait for results because the Theatre Department already is teeming with amazing talent as the cast of Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet proves. Set in the fictional town of San Pere during a hot Louisiana summer, the play focuses around … [Read more...]

Marcus Curious About Himself, His Dreams in ‘Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet’

The Theatre Department of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University (OU) presents Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet the final installment of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s trilogy “The Brother/Sister Plays” from November 9 through November 19 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall. A provocative, poignant and sometime humorous story of 16-year old Marcus Eshu coming to terms with his sexual curiosity and a dream that haunts him, Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet brings us to days … [Read more...]