May 21, 2014 : Ohio University Lancaster Part of “On the Green Weekend” in Athens
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington will be a big part of the first-ever “On the Green Weekend” in Athens this month. The Ohio University Alumni Association event is taking place May 30-June 1. “On the Green Weekend” is a sister event to the annual Homecoming festivities and focuses on academics and the arts at OHIO.
On Friday, May 30, alumni can take in a performance of "Lend Me a Tenor" by the Ohio University Lancaster Campus Theatre. The 7:30 p.m. show will be held at Baker University Center Theatre. Admission is free.
“The OUL Theatre is excited to be a part of such a wonderful event in Athens,” said OUL Theatre Director Victor Jones. “The event is showcasing the Athens Campus and the regional campuses so alumni can be a part of what is going on now at Ohio University.”
“Lend Me a Tenor” is a story about the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company and his attempt to bring a world famous tenor to appear for one night only. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out.
“It’s so much fun. It takes place in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1930’s,” said Jones. “It’s a two-act play with a lot of physical comedy involved.”
On Saturday, May 31, OUAA will host an OHIO Film Fest at the Athena Cinema on Court Street featuring a documentary produced by WOUB and Ohio University Lancaster Communications and Marketing Manager Cheri Russo. "The 1900: Voices from the Athens Asylum" will play at 3 p.m. The documentary is about the old Athens Insane Asylum cemeteries and the people who are buried there.
“The film festival is showing work of several film makers at Ohio University,” said Russo. “I am thrilled that our documentary was selected to be a part of it.”