Normalcy and chaos in the form of short plays will converge in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre as Owens Community College presents the student production of “Short Farces by Anton Chekhov,” Nov. 15-18.
The first of several performances will occur at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the College’s Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
“Owens Community College’s Department for Fine and Performing Arts is excited to present such a unique theatrical production, which brings together several short plays filled with very different circumstances,” said Jeremy Meier, Owens Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts. “Attendees of all ages will truly enjoy the characters as performed by the College’s students and community members and the many surprises that take place throughout the production.”
Written by Anton Chekhov, “Short Farces by Anton Chekhov” details several different short comedies that begin with a relatively normal situation and build into a chaotic adventure of unique circumstances. Among the short comedies in the production are “The Bear”, “The Festivities” and “The Proposal”.
The cast of “Short Farces by Anton Chekhov” is comprised of students from Owens and community members and the theatrical production is directed by Jeremy Meier and Dave Nelms. The stage management team consists of Owens students Diane Schroeder of Sylvania, Marisa Soto of Woodville and Mallory Myers of Whitehouse.
Students and community members involved in the production as cast members include Sarah Wurzinger of Toledo, John Sweney of Perrysburg, Silvester Rodriguez IV of Walbridge, Matthew Crawford of Sylvania, Melissa Shaffer of Bowling Green, Tim Grindle of Toledo, Rachel Ramlawi of Perrysburg, Esteban Vega of Toledo, Ashley Myatt of Walbridge, Devon Held of Pemberville and Jon Masters of Toledo.
“Short Farces by Anton Chekhov” will be performed Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will also occur on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for the general public and $8 for Owens students and employees. All seats are general admission. To purchase tickets, visit www.owens.edu/arts or contact the College’s Box Office. For more information, call the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2787.