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November, 2014

  • 19 November

    Little Women Coming to the OLT State in December

    BY MICHAEL MARTIN – This holiday season the Ouachita Little Theatre invites you on a heartwarming and nostalgic trip back in time all the way to the winter of 1863 amid the dim days of the Civil War, into the March home, where we will celebrate the classic family drama that is Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. This timeless play ...

  • 6 November

    The Glass Menagerie Opening this Weekend

    BY BRAD STOREY – This weekend will be the only chance to see Ouachita Little Theatre’s production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, a classic American drama about an unusual family living in St. Louis in the 1930s. Williams created his characters, to a certain extent, as mirrors of his own life. His play concerns a lower middle class family, ...

October, 2014

  • 30 October

    1st Annual Ouachita Arts Celebration Kicks-Off

    BY MELANIE BUCK – This Saturday, November 1, Mena will hosts its first Ouachita Arts Celebration. North Mena Street has been slowly developed into an Arts District that draws visitors from near and far. There will be something for everyone at the event located on the 600 block of Mena Street. Music and dancing, storytelling, and a drum circle are ...

  • 29 October

    The Gift of Art

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Christmas is fast approaching and with it, the annual Art Sale at the Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street. This is the place to find all those unique items on your shopping list—from stocking stuffers to that special piece that will make someone’s eye light up on Christmas morning. There will be paintings, drawings, photographs, ...

  • 22 October

    OLT Presents Bell, Book and Candle

    BY SUZANNE SNOW – Feeling the Halloween spirit and looking for some fun plans? Come check out the OLT’s production of Bell, Book and Candle. If you are a fan of the TV series Bewitched, you will love the quirky cast of characters in BB&C. The chemistry on stage is energetic and the characters are played by some familiar faces ...

  • 1 October

    Artist Demos at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TABIAS Ever wondered about how an artist goes about creating a painting or a drawing? Come by the gallery at 607 Mena Street on Tuesdays between 11 am and 2 pm and sit in on “Art Day.” You don’t have to bring your brushes or pencils (although that’s certainly okay if you would like to), and questions ...

  • 1 October

    Bell, Book and Candle Prepare to Hit the Stage

    BY MELANIE BUCK – There is much excitement in the air as the actors of Bell, Book and Candle, OLT’s next prodution, prepare to bring you a great show. Bell, Book and Candle stars actors Amanda Stipe as Gillian, Tim Hesse as Shep, Emily Butler-McCoy as Aunt Queenie, Lamar Austin as Nicky, and Scott O’Rear as Sidney Redlitch. The hit ...

September, 2014

  • 24 September

    OLT To Be a Part of OAC

    When the Ouachita Arts Celebration (OAC) takes place downtown on Saturday, November 1, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) will be an active participant.  As OLT is in the heart of the downtown arts district, President Tim Hesse advises that the theatre wants to share as much of theatrical art as possible with the community that day.   To help do so, ...

  • 24 September

    Meet the Artist

    BY BARBARA TOBIAS – Mena is fortunate enough to have a new sculptor in town:  Joe Van Wolf has been working about 25 years at bronze sculpture, assisting his father.  He’s now a Mena resident. When I asked Joe how he goes about creating a sculpture, he said that it varies with the size of the piece, but he usually ...

  • 16 September

    Three Plays Now Under Production at OLT

    Theatergoers, take note! The Ouachita Little Theatre is in the midst of producing three exciting plays for your entertainment pleasure – one each for October, November, and December. Rehearsals have already begun for this year’s Halloween play, John Van Druten’s Bell, Book and Candle, the precursor to the television series Bewitched. Melanie Buck will be making her directorial debut, assisted ...