28 Discover Durant 2018 60711552 www.shamrockbank.com 609 West Buffalo – Caddo – 580-367-2258 We appreciate those who buy from us and we do everything we can to take care of them! To show our appreciation, when you buy your new vehicle from Stuteville Chevrolet, you’ll be automatically enrolled in our Stuteville S.T.A.R. program, which stands for Superb Treatment And Rewards. We designed this program to give you, our most valued customers, priority service and discounts, along with a few extra special touches that will make you feel like, well, a S.T.A.R. 60711565 Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival One of Durant’s biggest attractions during the summer is the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival that begins each June. Founded by the late Molly Risso, OSF has been producing dinner theaters, Broadway musicals, classical theater, contemporary theater, Shakespearean plays and a children’s theater workshop for almost three decades. Molly’s dream of OSF began with just a few productions during a season and has grown to be one of the largest Shake- spearean festivals in Oklahoma. Today, the festival lives on in the found- er’s daughter, Riley Risso. Her talents, ability to captivate an audience and her mother’s dream fuel her every summer to produce shows all ages can enjoy. After many cutbacks from the state, nu- merous actors and actresses from across the United States still gather on the Southeastern Oklahoma State University campus and begin a month of grueling rehearsal schedules, lasting from early morning hours to late in the night. Over the years, OSF participants also have made friendships, had romances and gone on to perform in Broadway produc- tions and television. Organizers from the community say that OSF gives a summertime boost to the local economy by employing approx- imately 100 company members in June and July. OSF hires professional direc- tors, designers, technicians, carpenters, costumers, painters, dancers and actors who come here each summer and leave to spread the word that Durant is a healthy place for creative work. These people pay rent and spend money in Durant. Approximately 10,000 people attend the performances and these patrons also make purchases in the area. For more information about OSF, visit www.oklahomashakes.com or call (580) 745-2696. Individual and season tickets are available through the box office. Group discounts are offered. Call (580) 745-2696 or visit www.oklahomashakes.com.