The idea for this performance space came back in 1995 when our first theatre director, Jason Johnston, descended the narthex steps toward the choir room for his thousandth time. He looked at what was then the Youth Lounge, but he saw something different. He saw the elements necessary to design a theatre: a lobby, a stage, a tech booth, rehearsal spaces, and of course a concession stand!
In March of 1999, while the theatre was still being finished, the young theatre troupe began rehearsals for Barefoot in the Park, directed by David Palmer. In September of 1999, Cindy Poteet directed Forever Plaid. Unfortunately, after a long battle with cancer, Cindy passed away. A fundraising effort enabled the completion of the theatre, and a dedication performance titled Tribute was held on March 3, 2001 in honor of our theatre’s namesake. Selections from shows involving Cindy were performed that night; Charlie Brown, Godspell, Forever Plaid, and Nunsense. That night they especially enjoyed video footage of Cindy as Mother Superior in Nunsense. She was known for her humor, wit, and loving nature.
Over the past 20 years the Poteet Theatre has produced numerous critically acclaimed shows providing quality, family entertainment to the St. Luke’s congregation and the surrounding Oklahoma City community.
Poteet Theatre 20th Anniversary
Luke’s is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Poteet Theatre as we honor Cindy Poteet, the director for whom the theatre was named. After Cindy passed away from cancer, a fundraising effort led to the completion of the Poteet theatre and a dedication performance entitled “Tribute” was held on March 3, 2001 in honor of our theatre’s namesake. Cindy was known for her humor, wit, and loving nature. Over the past 20 years, the Poteet Theatre has produced numerous critically acclaimed shows providing quality, family entertainment to the St. Luke’s congregation and the surrounding OKC community.
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