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Ohio University Lancaster Theatre Announces New Production

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre Announces New Production

Ohio University Lancaster is excited to present its new production, Romance, Nomance! A Slightly Romantic Comedy.

Romance, Nomance! A Slightly Romantic Comedy is the first production of Ohio University Lancaster Theatre since the coronavirus pandemic halted the theatre program last year. This play is an original work that was written by theatre students Sam Beaulieu, Katie Maccabee. Orion Carter, Ethan Mauger, Emma Clement, Sarah O'Dell, Keala Kline, Erica Thacker. Original music for Romance, Nomance! was composed by Adam Dominick.

"I’m excited and proud of my students for the one-play they created during this challenging time, ” Victor Jones, Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Instruction, said.  “We hope our show brings you joy and laughter. The show was developed from an assignment in class. Students were asked to develop a scene about dating during this time, and that was start of this unique student written production,"

Romance, Nomance! A Slightly Romantic Comedy is an original one act play that centers around “two gangsters, a sailor, and a young woman with man hands looking for love.” This production is rated PG-13 due to some adult content.

“The idea of writing this show was first presented to the cast as an ‘exercise’ in script writing. We never expected it to blossom into a full-blown production, so we were able to really develop these characters into whatever we could think up,” said Erica Thacker, a junior studying communications at Ohio University Lancaster. It was very freeing to be able to take in everyone’s input and make adjustments throughout the process, to make the show as entertaining as possible.”

Katie Maccabee, a College Credit Plus student at Ohio University Lancaster, said that working with Professor Jones is the most rewarding part of being in the theatre program. “He believes in each and every one of us. He pushes us to be our best selves on and off the stage. He always says he is our biggest cheerleader, and he is!”

Tickets for Romance, Nomance can be purchased online at https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre.

The play will be streamed on YouTube Live Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m.



A rich tradition of theatre continues to thrive and grow on the Ohio University Lancaster campus. Ohio University Lancaster’s Theatre program typically offers three to four major productions a year, one of which is featured during the historic Lancaster Festival. The faculty and staff of Ohio University Lancaster are dedicated to continuing a strong, successful and educational theatre program. Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre is located at 1570 Granville Pike in Lancaster, Ohio. For more information on the Theatre program, contact A. Victor Jones, Artistic Director and Lecturer of Theatre for Ohio University Lancaster at jonesv2@ohio.edu.