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Oklahoma native Lynn Riggs infused his 1931 hit play with a perfect mix of drama, romance and America’s most popular folk music, making it instant audience favorite. The courtship between a rancher and his gal is threatened by a menacing farmhand and turns violent, threatening the young lovers future. A true-to-life tale of the American frontier and the inspiration for Rodger and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma, Lilacs is as compelling now as it was when it first burst onto the American stage.