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Carrie, The Musical

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Carrie, the musical

Carrie, The Musical

Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Directed and Choreographed by Victoria Rae Sook
Music Direction by Brent Frederick

March 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 25
E.E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall

Adapted from Stephen King’s 1974 novel Carrie, the musical focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother. When she is humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom, she unleashes chaos on everyone and everything in her path.


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Stories of Covid 19 Part 2

Stories of COVID-19 From Athens County Ohio - Part 2

Hosted by Playwright, Charles Smith

Tantrum Theater, Ohio University’s professional theater company, presents part two of the series of community interviews with Athens area residents.

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Listen to the full episodes on Invisible Ground

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The Ohio University College of Fine Arts professional theater company, Tantrum Theater, is producing a new work that will hit the stage in November. The story of the Berry Hotel, just one of many untold parts of Athens history, will be taking the stage starting Thursday, Nov. 17, with the help of a playwright, local historians, community members, students and Ohio University faculty. 


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