Behind the scenes


Cory Brennan (right) and Andrew Herbert (left) on the scaffolds at Ozark Actors Theatre. Photo by B.A. Rupert


Ryan Rader as “Chip&quot in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Miners are spending their summer “vacation” working hard behind the scenes, and on stage, at Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT). All three have prior theatrical experience here at Missouri S&T, but this is their first season with OAT, a charming little playhouse that brings live theater to Rolla, with local and professional talent. It is one of only two professional theaters located outside of Missouri’s metropolitan areas.

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