Department of Theatre Announces Upcoming Performance Season

August 14, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Department of Theatre at the University of Mount Union announces its upcoming 2015 - 2016 drama season.

“Standing On My Knees” by John Olive will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on October 8, 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. on October 11 in the Gallaher Black Box Theatre. Directed by professor Rudy Roggenkamp, “Standing On My Knees” is a thought-provoking drama about a promising young poet which examines the fine line between genius and madness.

“Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on November 19, 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. November 22. Dan Wilson Davis, a Los Angeles-based actor, will give a special performance in the lead role as Ebenezer Scrooge. Davis is a veteran of film, television and live theatre. Directed and adapted by Professor Kevin Kern, this play will be performed in the Brush Performance Hall.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on April 7, 8 and 9 and at 2 p.m. on April 10. This musical performance follows a comical elementary school spelling bee. This play will be performed in the Gallaher Black Box Theatre.

To finish out the season, student-directed one-act plays will be performed by various members of the directing class at the University of Mount Union at 6 p.m. April 24 and 25.

Visit mountunion.edu throughout the year for updated details and information on obtaining tickets to performances.

Year of the Arts
The Year of the Arts will feature a number of special performances including nationally known groups. The event lineup for the year is being planned by the University’s Year of the Arts committee, which includes representatives of the departments of Art, Music and Theatre, along with several others on campus. In addition to special guest performances, the Year of the Arts will feature a full repertoire of music and theatre student performances in the new Giese Center for the Performing Arts, as well as gallery shows by student and professional artists. In addition, a number of the 2015 lectures will be dedicated to the arts. Check mountunion.edu for an updated event schedule throughout the year.

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