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Your weekend plans: pole dancing and Screw

But get your mind out of the gutter first.

By Jenn Scott March 23rd, 2012
esteezakarEstee Zakar

Do you need weekend plans? Of course you do!

Tonight, you'll have a chance to be a part of something new and quite different, and it involves a pole. It's the inaugural Miss Pole Dance Oklahoma, to be held at Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N. Western.

Sounds exciting, right? That's because it's going to be. This marks the state’s first professional and nationally sponsored pole sporting event.

The competitors will be judged on skill and technique, much like any other sport. Doors open at 7 p.m. and competition starts at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 or $25 for VIP, which includes two free raffle tickets and front-row seating.

You'll be wishing for that front-row seat when Estee Zakar takes the stage. She's an international phenom who will be in town performing after the competition.

“She can do things on the pole that make your mind spin,” said Honey Daniels, owner of Vixen Studio, 416 E. Second in Tulsa.

After an exciting night of pole-dance fun, you might need to relax a little, so settle into your seat at 8 p.m. Saturday at Rose State Performing Arts Theater, 6420 S.E. 15th in Midwest City, for the play The Screwtape Letters, based on C.S. Lewis' 1941 novel.

The production has received rave reviews from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and CNN, just to name a few, and will be in town for one night only.

I caught up with Max McLean, star and co-creator of Screwtape, to chat about his involvement.

“The project came to me,” McLean said. “I was intrigued by the book because I'd read it. But I'd never seen it as theatrical literature.”

He and Jeffery Fiske created a play that is “more accessible than the book,” according to McLean.

“The idea of theater is to magnify, to clarify. To find the story arc,” he said.

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