The Black Box Theater at The Ohio State University at Newark has released its 2017-2018 season. Directing this season will be Edie L. Norlin, education and theatre lecturer at Ohio State Newark.
Doubt: a Parable by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright John Patrick Shanley will open the season on Nov. 9. In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the 12-year-old male students. Equity Actor Susan Pingleton* will make a special appearance as Sr. Aloysius Beauvier. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 9 and will run through Sat., Nov. 11 and again Nov. 16-18. Additionally, there will be two matinees at 2 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 12 and 19. The production is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Opening just in time for Valentine’s Day is Love Letters by A.R. Gurney starring local favorites Dennis Kohler and Edie Norlin. This two-character play follows the relationship between an affluent man and a free-spirited woman, throughout their lives from childhood to death, as chronicled in the letters they write to each other.
Performances are at 8 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 14; Thurs., Feb. 15; and Fri., Feb. 16. The production is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Closing out the season in April is George Axelrod’s Goodbye Charlie. Shot by a jealous husband, Charlie falls out of a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts Charlie’s affairs in order and after being convinced, finds himself an unwilling helper in Charlie’s new plan to marry into money.
Performances are Thurs., Apr. 5 and will run through Sat., Apr. 7 and again Apr. 12-14. The curtain opens at 8 p.m. Additionally, there will be two matinees at 2 p.m. on Sun., Apr. 8 and 15. This production is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
All performances are held at the Black Box Theater in LeFevre Hall located on the shared campus of Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College at 1199 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055. General admission is $10 and student tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. For more information, contact Norlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.