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Holly Down in Heaven by Kara Lee Corthron Opens Feb 21 in E.E. Baker Theater

Holly Down in Heaven by Kara Lee Corthron Opens Feb 21 in E.E. Baker Theater
“Holly Down in Heaven,” by Kara Lee Corthron, produced by the School of Theater.


The Theater Division in the School of Theater is proud to present the fourth production of the 2018–2019 season, “Holly Down in Heaven,” by Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Brian Evans in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater, Kantner Hall, February 21–23 and February 26–March 2 at 8 p.m.


Directed by Brian Evans
Presented in the E.E. Baker Theater
Feb 21–23, and Feb 26-March 2

Holly is a fifteen-year-old, brainy, outspoken spoiled, tyrannical brat who collects dolls and is a born-again Christian. She’s also pregnant. During her nine-month odyssey, she must find a way to move forward with the new life she’s landed in or remain forever hidden in her own special heaven…of talking dolls. “Holly Down in Heaven” is a dark comedy about navigating the treacherous terrain from child to adult. 

Brian Evans, Associate Professor in the Division of Theater teaches voice & speech, and stage combat. He has directed “Romeo and Juliet” at Monomoy Theatre and “Henry IV, Part One” at Oxford Shakespeare Festival. His acting credits include work with the Human Race Theatre, the Colorado, Illinois and Oxford Shakespeare Festivals, South Coast Repertory, Porthouse Theatre and CATCO.

The student cast includes Lauryn Glenn, Janai Lashon, DeVante’ Malone, Caleb Crawford, Zenzi Mda, Kezia Waters, Aidan Tracy, Jazsmin Johnson and Devin Porter.

Performances: February 21–23 and February 26–March 2, at 8 p.m., in The Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater located in Kantner Hall, with talkbacks following the performances on Saturday, February 23, and Wednesday February 27. 

Upcoming productions in the 2018–2019 season can be found online

Through Arts for OHIO, tickets are free for OHIO students with a student ID. Regular tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for other students and seniors. For more information and reservations please call 740-593-1780, or stop by the Fine Arts Ticket Office on campus located at the East Union Street entrance of The Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Monday through Friday, 12–5 p.m.