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The Revolutionists 2:00 pm
The Revolutionists @ Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ Powell Grimm Theatre
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm
The University of Findlay Theatre Program is putting on “The Revolutionists,” a modern play with a 1793 political twist. The show opens Thursday, Sept. 28 and runs through Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. All shows will take place in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ Powell Grimm Theatre. Tickets are $5 for the general public, available at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. It is free for UF students, faculty and staff with valid ID. The Marathon Center’s box office can be reached at 419-423-2787 or tickets can be ordered at www.marathoncenterarts.org. “The Revolutionists” had its world premiere in Cincinnati in February 2016, and garnered an excellent Enquirer review from critic David Lyman, who claimed those who didn’t show up to the debut “missed a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure.” Playwright Lauren Gunderson’s script finds a humorous and creative way to show political struggles after the French Revolution. It centers on the political and real-life struggles of four women, each with very different personalities. Some names are recognizable, like Marie Antoinette (played by Abby Land), a monarch, and the notorious assassin Charlotte Corday (Abigail Starcher). Gunderson created Marianne Angelle (Adrionna Powell), an enslaved Caribbean woman; and the last character is a writer, Olympe de Gouges (Abbey Bumbledare). It is the full female cast that makes “The Revolutionists” a feminist-centered play, but a pre-feminist farce. All four main characters are fighting a time of terror and death to discover exactly who they are as individuals and what their place is in the world. Margie Anich, the show’s director, is also a full-time lecturer at the Ohio State University Lima campus. She helped direct “Silent Sky,” another Gunderson play that served as last year’s UF theater production. Anich said the play will ask the audience a lot of big questions: During the time following the Revolutionary War creativity was shown few and far between. Does art matter? Does theater matter? Do words matter? Also contributing to this production are set designer Carl Walling, technical director Matt Stimmel, and several other UF students who designed and built the set.
Over The River and Through the Woods 5:00 pm
Over The River and Through the Woods @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm
The comedy “Over The River and Through the Woods” will run Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, and Oct. 5 to 7 at the Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 W. Sandusky St., with performances at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and may be reserved online at Fortfindlayplayhouse.org, in person at the theater box office, or by phone at 567-525-3636. Unreserved seats will be for sale a half hour before curtain time at the door on a cash-only basis. Family, faith, and food are the three F’s governing playwright Joe DiPietro’s comedy that focuses on the relationship between young up-and-coming marketing executive Nick Cristano and his four loving and very involved grandparents. Nick (Johnathan Seeberger) is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey whose parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for, marketing executive, would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them and the news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, his grandparents wonder? Well, Frank (Jim Toth), Aida (Shirley Nebergall), Nunzio (Ron Dutton) and Emma (Dotty Dewulf) do their level best to keep him around, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely, and single, Caitlin O’Hare (Samantha Henry) as bait. This production is directed by Vicki McClurkin and Sarah Elizabeth Olesky is the assistant director. The producers are Dotty Dewulf and Vicki Garner. This show is produced in association with Dramatists Play Service.
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Showto 6:00 pm
Showto @ Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Malcolm Dining Room
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm
Showto, a resident of Japan who is known as Laughing Man, will return to the University of Findlay to perform Rakugo, a centuries-old oral tradition of Japanese comedic storytelling. He will perform in Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Malcolm Dining Room at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The event will be free and open to the public. Rakugo dates back to the end of the 17th century. Laughing Man performs it in both English and Japanese, and has appeared on stage in New Zealand, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. His October performance will mark his sixth visit to the University of Findlay. Refreshments will be provided at the event, which is sponsored by the UF Convocation Committee. For more information, contact Cathy Donovan at 419-434-4711 or at donovan@findlay.edu.
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Over The River and Through the Woods 8:00 pm
Over The River and Through the Woods @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm
The comedy “Over The River and Through the Woods” will run Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, and Oct. 5 to 7 at the Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 W. Sandusky St., with performances at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and may be reserved online at Fortfindlayplayhouse.org, in person at the theater box office, or by phone at 567-525-3636. Unreserved seats will be for sale a half hour before curtain time at the door on a cash-only basis. Family, faith, and food are the three F’s governing playwright Joe DiPietro’s comedy that focuses on the relationship between young up-and-coming marketing executive Nick Cristano and his four loving and very involved grandparents. Nick (Johnathan Seeberger) is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey whose parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for, marketing executive, would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them and the news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, his grandparents wonder? Well, Frank (Jim Toth), Aida (Shirley Nebergall), Nunzio (Ron Dutton) and Emma (Dotty Dewulf) do their level best to keep him around, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely, and single, Caitlin O’Hare (Samantha Henry) as bait. This production is directed by Vicki McClurkin and Sarah Elizabeth Olesky is the assistant director. The producers are Dotty Dewulf and Vicki Garner. This show is produced in association with Dramatists Play Service.
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The Foreigner 7:30 pm
The Foreigner @ The Ritz Theatre
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
“The Foreigner” follows Charlie, a pathologically shy man, and the other characters are told he doesn’t understand English. This assumption causes the characters to disclose several embarrassing revelations in front of him, and the fact he understands everything contributes to the show’s comedy.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Over The River and Through the Woods 8:00 pm
Over The River and Through the Woods @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
The comedy “Over The River and Through the Woods” will run Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, and Oct. 5 to 7 at the Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 W. Sandusky St., with performances at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and may be reserved online at Fortfindlayplayhouse.org, in person at the theater box office, or by phone at 567-525-3636. Unreserved seats will be for sale a half hour before curtain time at the door on a cash-only basis. Family, faith, and food are the three F’s governing playwright Joe DiPietro’s comedy that focuses on the relationship between young up-and-coming marketing executive Nick Cristano and his four loving and very involved grandparents. Nick (Johnathan Seeberger) is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey whose parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for, marketing executive, would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them and the news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, his grandparents wonder? Well, Frank (Jim Toth), Aida (Shirley Nebergall), Nunzio (Ron Dutton) and Emma (Dotty Dewulf) do their level best to keep him around, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely, and single, Caitlin O’Hare (Samantha Henry) as bait. This production is directed by Vicki McClurkin and Sarah Elizabeth Olesky is the assistant director. The producers are Dotty Dewulf and Vicki Garner. This show is produced in association with Dramatists Play Service.
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Seussical The Musical 7:00 pm
Seussical The Musical @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County presents Youtheatre’s production of “Seussical,” sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corp. Performances of the family-friendly musical are at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Tickets are $12 for students, $15 for adults and can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, at marathoncenterarts.org, or by calling 419-423-2787. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The full-length production features 112 youth in grades one through 12 representing area schools and home schools. The show includes stage direction by Julie Lane, assistant stage direction and choreography by Kristina Pritchard and Lindsay Taylor, technical direction by Isaac Steinhour, musical direction by Zach Thomas and Erica Bickhart, makeup design by Marsha Steffan, costume design by Debra Searls, and Craig VanRenterghem serves as producer. “Seussical” follows the Cat in the Hat as he narrates the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Youtheatre is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the state of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. The mission of the Arts Partnership is to enrich youth through arts education and advocacy. The Arts Partnership is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council. For more information, visit the Marathon Center website or artspartnership.com.
The Foreigner 7:30 pm
The Foreigner @ The Ritz Theatre
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm
“The Foreigner” follows Charlie, a pathologically shy man, and the other characters are told he doesn’t understand English. This assumption causes the characters to disclose several embarrassing revelations in front of him, and the fact he understands everything contributes to the show’s comedy.
Over The River and Through the Woods 8:00 pm
Over The River and Through the Woods @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm
The comedy “Over The River and Through the Woods” will run Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, and Oct. 5 to 7 at the Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 W. Sandusky St., with performances at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and may be reserved online at Fortfindlayplayhouse.org, in person at the theater box office, or by phone at 567-525-3636. Unreserved seats will be for sale a half hour before curtain time at the door on a cash-only basis. Family, faith, and food are the three F’s governing playwright Joe DiPietro’s comedy that focuses on the relationship between young up-and-coming marketing executive Nick Cristano and his four loving and very involved grandparents. Nick (Johnathan Seeberger) is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey whose parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for, marketing executive, would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them and the news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, his grandparents wonder? Well, Frank (Jim Toth), Aida (Shirley Nebergall), Nunzio (Ron Dutton) and Emma (Dotty Dewulf) do their level best to keep him around, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely, and single, Caitlin O’Hare (Samantha Henry) as bait. This production is directed by Vicki McClurkin and Sarah Elizabeth Olesky is the assistant director. The producers are Dotty Dewulf and Vicki Garner. This show is produced in association with Dramatists Play Service.
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Seussical The Musical 2:00 pm
Seussical The Musical @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm
The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County presents Youtheatre’s production of “Seussical,” sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corp. Performances of the family-friendly musical are at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Tickets are $12 for students, $15 for adults and can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, at marathoncenterarts.org, or by calling 419-423-2787. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The full-length production features 112 youth in grades one through 12 representing area schools and home schools. The show includes stage direction by Julie Lane, assistant stage direction and choreography by Kristina Pritchard and Lindsay Taylor, technical direction by Isaac Steinhour, musical direction by Zach Thomas and Erica Bickhart, makeup design by Marsha Steffan, costume design by Debra Searls, and Craig VanRenterghem serves as producer. “Seussical” follows the Cat in the Hat as he narrates the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Youtheatre is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the state of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. The mission of the Arts Partnership is to enrich youth through arts education and advocacy. The Arts Partnership is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council. For more information, visit the Marathon Center website or artspartnership.com.
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Youtheatre Club 4:00 pm
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is starting a monthly performing arts club through its Youtheatre program. Students in grades 1-12, regardless of ability or past involvement with Youtheatre, are encouraged to participate in Youtheatre Club, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday and ending May 8. Grades 1-5 will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 and 9-12 will meet from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $45 per year and meetings are held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Craig VanRenterghem at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-4624, ext. 3, to sign up.
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Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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The Foreigner 7:30 pm
The Foreigner @ The Ritz Theatre
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
“The Foreigner” follows Charlie, a pathologically shy man, and the other characters are told he doesn’t understand English. This assumption causes the characters to disclose several embarrassing revelations in front of him, and the fact he understands everything contributes to the show’s comedy.
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The Foreigner 2:00 pm
The Foreigner @ The Ritz Theatre
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm
“The Foreigner” follows Charlie, a pathologically shy man, and the other characters are told he doesn’t understand English. This assumption causes the characters to disclose several embarrassing revelations in front of him, and the fact he understands everything contributes to the show’s comedy.
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BGSU New Music and Art Festival
BGSU New Music and Art Festival @ Bowling Green State University
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day
The 38th annual Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers and includes concerts, composer talks and an art exhibition and lecture. Featured guests include composers Steven Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider, Chicago-based ensemble Latitude 49, and vocalist Shara Nova. The 8 p.m. Oct. 21 concert is $7, all other events are free. For a complete schedule of events, visit festival.bgsu.edu or contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at 419-372-2685.
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Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Aquila Theatre Company — “Sense and Sensibility” 7:30 pm
Aquila Theatre Company — “Sense and Sensibility” @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
The New York-based Aquila Theatre Company will bring its original production of Jane Austen’s “Sense & Sensibility” to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets range from $25 to $55 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, at www.marathoncenterarts.org, or by calling 419-423-2787. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the performance. The Aquila Theatre website states that Jane Austen is one of the most popular and beloved authors of all time. She was born in the late 18th century and wrote about the lives of the English upper middle class. “Sense & Sensibility” is a romantic comedy that illustrates the effects of economic uncertainty brought about by the common practice of the firstborn male inheriting entire family fortunes, often leaving the rest of the family to fend for themselves. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited, especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters: the level-headed Elinor and the hopelessly romantic Marianne. After the unexpected death of their father, the sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives while their half-brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage, leading to a tale of seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprises. Founded in 1991 by Peter Meineck, Aquila Theatre’s mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number of people. The theater’s website states that a play becomes “classical” when people recognize it for transcending the original culture it was created for, retaining the power to provoke the central question of what it means to be human. Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her trademark use of space, movement, design and sound. For more information, visit www.aquilatheatre.com.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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