Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

1600 Government Street

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center offers space throughout the historic building for special events, meetings, reunions and more. The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theater offers 383 seats and can accommodate concerts, plays, musicals, recitals, and meetings. The Scharr-Ello Studio provides professional audio/video recording, mastering/editing services, and is available for individuals, groups, choirs, school groups, bands and chamber ensembles by the hour or session. The Duckett Gallery, HOSA Room, Paper Mache Room, Performing Arts Room, Pottery Studio, Visual Arts Room, Woodcarving Room, IP Culinary Arts Café, and the grounds of the Mary C offer space for meetings, workshops, special events, and more.

Facility Info
  • Description The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theatre is available for performances and meetings. With 393 seats, the Theatre accommodates concerts, plays, musicals, recitals and town meetings. The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center also offers seven other rooms throughout the center for workshops or gatherings! The Duckett Gallery, Paper Mache Room, HOSA Room, Performing Arts Room, VA Room, Pottery Studio, and Woodcarving Room are available for your meeting needs. Call for details & rental fees!
  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Mar 25, 2017

Join Chef Cheri for this fun hands on class and make a classic lasagna for lunch and for desert you will make a chocolate lasagna!

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Ages: 8 & up

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Mar 31, 2017

Join Chef Cheri and learn how to whip up this delicious lunch.

Menu:

  • Classic Patty Melt
  • German Potato Salad
  • Succotash
  • Shoo Fly Pie

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Recurring monthly on the 1st until December 1, 2017

Be in the live studio audience at The Mary C! On the third Thursday of everything month original songs and stories are recorded, then aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio. 

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Apr 6, 2017

Does your child show an interest in cooking? If so, the first steps to becoming a great cook is to learn proper knife skills. Join Chef Cheri Hiers as she teaches the basic skills required in the kitchen.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Age: 8-13

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017

Join some of Ocean Springs very own such as Carolyn Martin, Stacy Howell, Judy Madden, Kathe Newcomb, Sandra Camphor, Ravin Nettles, Geri Straight, Nancy Wilson, Becky Young and more.

In proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theater going experiences domestically and overseas. In proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends.  The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences domestically and overseas.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support Sue’s House

A women’s vending expo will be held each night before the show at 5–7pm.

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Apr 8, 2017

Have you ever attempted to make pastry from scratch and it ended up undercooked, or burnt. Take this hands on class and learn the secrets to making the perfect pastry.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Age: 12 & up

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017

Join us for White Rabbit/ Red Rabbit. Tickets must be purchased by calling 228-818-2878, or by purchasing at the Mary C.

Ticket prices are in 4 price ranges.

For the first performance on April 21st, only 50 tickets will be sold. These 50 ticket holders will sit on stage surrounding the actor.

After the April 21st performance, you will sit on the stage only if it is your first performance that you are watching, all other ticket buyers will sit in the audience.

Performance Schedule

Day/Date: Friday, April 21st – Vanessa Pierce Rodriguez

Day/Date: Saturday, April 22nd – David Delk

Day/Date: Friday, April 28th – Felice Kelly Gillum

Day/Date: Saturday, April 29th – Ryan Pierini