Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep), is hosting a benefit and tribute to Lyle Dye Jr. The event is “Black Tie to Tie Dye and Anything in Between” and honors Dye’s contribution to the theatre community and Oklahoma City particularly.
Dye has a prestigious resume as a director from New York to Los Angeles to Oklahoma City and back again to New York. A graduate of Drake University with an MFA in directing from Yale University, Dye came to Oklahoma City in 1971 as Artistic Director of Lyric Theatre. He made profound contributions to the growth of Lyric Theatre during his tenure. He also became Executive Director of the Oklahoma Theatre Center. During his time in Oklahoma City, Dye’s influence radiated throughout the theatrical community.
Lyle Dye has an excellent grasp of human nature, a generous spirit and wit, and the rare ability to turn a flaw into an asset. He has earned great respect and good will from colleagues and from the many performers who worked under his direction. He is remembered with much fondness by those who knew him in the good old days, but he has also provided a lasting legacy for the Oklahoma City community. Actors and directors who never met him benefit from the traditions he established–traditions of common sense, wit, honesty and integrity. Dye has given the Oklahoma City community great foundations in theatre.
The “Black Tie to Tie Dye” benefit will take place on Thursday, November 1st at Castle Falls, 820 N MacArthur Boulevard from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The cost is $100 per person or $175 per couple, and black tie is not required. There will be entertainment to salute Lyle Dye for his achievements and contributions. Do not miss this is an opportunity to see a beloved mentor again or meet for the very first time a man whose life still shapes the performing arts community in Oklahoma City. In addition to honoring Dye, the benefit supports CityRep and its continuing commitment to excellence in Oklahoma theatre. Contact Michael Jones at CityRep (405-410-8035) for further information or for tickets to the benefit.