Lancaster – The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre program just recently finished its summer production of "The Producers," but Theatre Director Victor Jones has already moved on to what is next. Jones recently announced the productions that the theatre will be putting on during Fall Semester 2013.
"The Producers was a wonderful production. I loved every moment of it," said Jones. "Now, it's time to look to the future."
Jones is calling the Fall Semester season at OUL "A Season of Classics." The first show of the semester will be "To Kill a Mockingbird." It will run from October 17 – 20.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is based on a novel by Harper Lee. The book was published in the early 1960s and won the Pulitzer Prize. The story is about a lawyer, Atticus Finch, in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. Finch agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman.
"I have always wanted to do 'To Kill a Mockingbird," said Jones. "It was one of the first shows I was cast in professionally when I did my college internship. I was Reverend Sykes."
The second show of the Fall Semester will be "Miracle on 34th Street." The dates for the holiday show will be December 5 – 8.
"Both shows are very educational and are based on novels," said Jones. "I try to always mix things up and I think these are beautifully written with a wonderful message."
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