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Fringe Festival 2024

The 2023/2024 season will present the first ever School of Theater Fringe Festival.

Admission is free and on a first-come basis. There will be someone in Kantner Hall 5-9PM nightly to help provide information to attendees. 

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Colette Alfonso, Mariah Berryman, Nathanial Maciag, Beatrice Feldbush, Lauren Janoschka, and Cam Smith

Producing Mentor:
Roberto Di Donato

Tech Advisory Producer:
Quentin Kurtz

April 23-27, 2024
Kantner Hall, Putnam Hall and Glidden Hall

Past Shows

Faith Prince

Broadway Bound with Faith Prince

Featuring: Brent Frederick & Faith Prince
The Ohio University Musical Theater Class of 2024

Baker Theater (Kantner Hall)
Friday, September 15 at 7PM

For the past four decades, FAITH PRINCE has dazzled audiences on both stage and screen in a variety of memorable comedic and dramatic roles. She quickly rose to Broadway fame after winning a Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls directed by Jerry Zaks and has remained one of the most prolific leading ladies working in the American musical theater.

For her Broadway debut in Jerome Robbins Broadway Ms. Prince was nominated for her first Tony Award and Drama Desk Award and has since starred in over a dozen Broadway shows: Nick & Nora (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Guys and DollsWhat’s Wrong with This Picture, The King and ILittle Me, James Joyce’s The Dead, Bells Are Ringing (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), Noises Off, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Catered Affair (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), Annie, and Disaster. Also in New York, she originated the role of Trina in William Finn and James Lapine’s Falsettoland and can be heard on the cast recording.

Equally present on screen, Ms. Prince made her television debut guest starring opposite Pierce Brosnan on the hit series Remington Steele, followed by playing Angela Virago in the 1985 film The Last Dragon.

Faith is perhaps more widely recognized for the many colorful characters she has created on television, including recently Nellie Cantrell on the 2022 Fox series Monarch and Judith Robertson in Emily in Paris as well as Kristy Swenson in Scream Queens, Elaine Bingum in Drop Dead Diva, Claudia in Spin City, Kelly Knippers in HuffModern FamilyCSIUgly BettyGrey’s AnatomyMonkHouseNow and Again, and television movies, including most recently Dear Christmas for Lifetime.

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By Euripides
Directed by Devin Ty Franklin

In this modern translation by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish, this classic Greek tragedy follows the journey of a woman fighting to be seen by a man (and a world) that has defined her as invisible and insignificant. What will it take for this force of a woman to ascend beyond her circumstances?

Virginia Hahne Theater
October 12th, 13th, 14th @ 8PM & 14th @ 2PM

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

By Francis Beaumont
Directed by Caitlin Lopez

A group of thespians present a romantic play about star-crossed lovers… well… they would if the audience would just shut up. A rowdy grocer and his wife demand a different play starring their apprentice. The company must now perform two plays: the romance, and an improvised chivalric adventure complete with knights, giants, and sick dance moves.

Virginia Hahne Theater
October 26th, 27th, & 28th @ 8PM & 28th @ 2PM

Twelfth Night


Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Shelley Delaney

A shipwreck in perilous waters creates a sea of confusion on land in Shakespeare’s freewheeling romcom of loss, longing, mistaken identity, obsession, revenge and madness, Twelfth Night. Anything can happen in coastal Illyria, where characters leap in heart first: transcending gender, upending propriety and scoffing at noise ordinances. Or… What You Will.

Forum Theater
November 9th (Preview), 10th (Opening), 11th (Talkback), 15th, 16th (ASL+Talkback), 17th, 18th @ 8PM & 18th @ 2PM

FREE Student Rush Tickets available with a valid Ohio University ID at the venue for each performance if there are tickets remaining.

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Written Collectively By Millie Rose, Levi Shrader, joolz, Kaitlin Gilgenbach, Maggie C. Nolan, and Molly H. Donahue
Directed by Molly H. Donahue

Sometimes, the only thing we can do is survive.

When two podcasters go viral for catching a vivid paranormal experience on tape, they will do anything to keep that fame train runnin'! Even if that means bringing the innocent public into direct contact with the veil for clout. Kantner is filled with ghosts of one girl's past and once they are released, it is unclear if they will ever be contained again.

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Kantner Hall
December 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th @ 7PM & 9PM

Tantrum Theater
by Clinton Reno

9 to 5 the Musical

Book by Patricia Resnick
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Adapted from 9 to 5 (1980)
Directed/Choreographed By Shanna VanDerwerker

9 TO 5 The Musical is the story of three working women getting revenge on their sexist and egotistical boss. Based on the 1980 film and the real-life women of the 9 to 5 movement, over 40 years later, this sassy, fun, and fast-moving show with Dolly Parton music provokes us to examine how much progress we’ve actually accomplished in equal rights for women, and all folx.

Forum Theater
February 29th (Preview) March 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th @ 8PM
March 9th @ 2PM 
Talkbacks: March 2nd and 7th following evening performance.

An Inside Job Written and directed by Rebecca VerNooy

An Inside Job 

Written and directed by Rebecca VerNooy 

Stage Manager Anna Grier 
Lighting Designer Kharla Landrau 
Assistant Director Sam Irwin 

An Inside Job follows characters looking for love, peace, and validation in all the wrong places. Confronted with expectations, chaotic thinking and their own need to belong, they eventually realize that finding freedom is an inside job.  

Virginia Hahne Theater, Kantner Hall 
March 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th

John Proctor is the Villain

John Proctor is the Villain

1st Year MFA Directors’ Project

A play by Kimberly Belflower
Directed by Sarah Curtis

First year MFA Directing students will each present a one-act play to introduce themselves as artists to our community. We are proud and excited to produce their work. Titles and production information are forthcoming. 

PlaySpace - Putnam Hall
March 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th

We are proud to present...poster

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915

By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Caitlin Lopez

A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century. We Are Proud to Present … follows a group of idealistic actors they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, and what seemed a faraway place and time comes all too close to home.

Baker Theater
April 11th (Preview)
April 12th, 13th (Talkback), 17th, 18th, 19th (Talkback), 20th @ 8PM & 20th @ 2PM

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