The story is set just after the turn of the century in Indian Territory. Curly, a cowhand, and Jud Fry, a ranch hand, are rivals for the affections of Aunt Eller's niece, Laurey. Laurey spites Curly by letting Jud take her to the Box Social, where Curly proves his love by bidding all he owns for Laurey's food basket. They marry but Jud, who is enraged with jealousy, has a fight with Curly and is accidently killed by his own knife. Curly is tried for murder but is acquitted - just in time to celebrate the admittance of Oklahoma as a State.

Music by RICHARD RODGERS.
Book & Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II.
Based on Lynn Riggs' "Green Grow the Lilacs"
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille.
This production given by permission of JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD
on behalf of the RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN THEATRE LIBRARY.

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