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2:00 pm The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
3:00 pm SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.
7:00 pm Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, and “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. This grand production, has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart and based on an original story by Miss Lennart.
8:00 pm Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.” He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full. Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.

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