Theatre and Film

2017-2018 Theatre and Film Season

During the 2017-2018 Season the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film will feature 3 live theatre productions, guest artist visits, and the annual Student Filmmakers Showcase. This year, the department will also bring back its annual Fridays on Film Series, a series of 16mm feature films. See below for shows/dates.

For ticket information about the plays, visit the Center for Performing Arts online Box Office. We also offer daytime matinee performances for school groups and community groups for some of the plays. See bottom of this page for details. Also join us after every OPENING NIGHT performance for a Talkback discussion. Free cookies and snacks!


fridays on film series

Films are at 7:30 p.m. and shown in the Center for Performing Arts Room 1039, unless otherwise noted. Admission includes popcorn and a soft drink!

Scene from 2001 A Space OdysseySeptember 8, 2017. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) - directed by Stanley Kubrick
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Watch a trailer for the film here.

Scene from The Bride of FrankensteinOctober 27, 2017. THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)- Directed by James Whale
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.
Watch a trailer for the film here.

Poster image from The Sugarland ExpressNovember 17, 2017. THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (1974)- Directed by Stephen Spielberg
A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road. Watch a trailer for the film here.

Scene from The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariDecember 1, 2017. THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920) - Directed by Robert Weine
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. Silent film with LIVE music accompaniment! NOTE: this screening will be in the CPA Center Theatre
Watch a trailer for the film here.

Scene from Floating WeedsJanuary 26, 2018. FLOATING WEEDS (1959)- Directed by Yasujirô Ozu
The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to the town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle. He tries to make up for the lost time, but his mistress grows jealous.
Watch a trailer for the film here.

photoFebruary 16, 2018. CASABLANCA (1942)- Directed by Michael Curtiz
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Watch a trailer for the film here.


Scene from Annie HallMarch 23, 2018. ANNIE HALL (1977)- Directed by Woody Allen
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.
Watch a trailer for the film here.

Scene from HamletApril 27, 2018. HAMLET (1948)- Directed by Laurence Olivier
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.
Watch a trailer for the film here.


 

UT STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASEPoster image from UT Student Filmmakers Showcase

April 20, 2018
Screening of films, videos and animation works created by UT Film students and chosen in juried competition.
UT Center for Performing Arts, Center Theatre


The 24 Hour Plays Festival, January 27-28, 2017 STAGE PRODUCTION 

THE ANNUAL 24-HOUR PLAYs FESTIVAL

September 9, 2017

Performance of the plays - Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The 24 Hour Plays is collaborative event that takes place in a 1 day-period. Multiple groups work toward a common goal - creating a short, devised play to present. Every group member has the choice of being a playwright, director, or actor. You can even choose to do all three! There is also a technical side to the event, like any theatre production. So you can work there if you like. Each group will be given a random mix of props, a line, and a genre. 
Must be 18 years or older to participate. 


Stage Production

Arcadia

November 3-12, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.,  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Written by Tom Stoppard, directed by guest director Qarie Marshall
The characters of the past try to predict the future, while those in the present attempt to uncover the past in this comedy about the irresistible human desire to know - EVERYTHING - even if that’s impossible.


Stage Production

PROOF

February 2-11, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.,  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Written by David Auburn, Director - Matt Foss
Presumably written by a man past the edge of sanity, a startling mathematical proof and its true origin and meaning lie at the heart of this intriguing drama.


STAGE PRODUCTION

The Tempest

April 6-15, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.,  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Written by William Shakespeare, Director - Edmund Lingan
Abandoned at sea with a few provisions and some books on magic, Prospero, the Duke of Milan, and his daughter are now trapped on a deserted island. Prospero calls upon magic to help him exact his revenge.


HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS to plays and films?

THEATRE SEASON TICKET PACKAGES (SAVINGS OF 15-20% OFF TICKETS SOLD SEPARATELY)

  • 2017-18 FULL SEASON PASS ($60-$120)
    • Entitles subscriber to admission to all theatre and film events during the 2017-2018 Season. Theatre productions include the 24 Hour Play Festival, Arcadia, Proof, and The Tempest. Film screenings include 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Sugarland Express, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Floating Weeds, Casablanca, Annie Hall and Hamlet, and the 2018 Student Filmmakers Showcase. Subscription guarantees one seat to each production or screening (contact Box Office to choose your performance date selection for theatre productions).
  • 2017-18 THEATRE ONLY PASS ($25-$45)
    • Entitles subscriber to admission to all five theatre productions during the 2016-2017 Season. Productions include the 24 Hour Play Festival, Arcadia, Proof, and The Tempest. Subscription guarantees one seat to each production (contact Box Office to choose your performance date selection for theatre productions).
  • 2017-18 FILM ONLY PASS ($35-$75)
    • Entitles subscriber to admission to all 8 film screenings during the 2016-2017 Season. Film screenings include 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Sugarland Express, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Floating Weeds, Casablanca, Annie Hall and Hamlet, and the 2018 Student Filmmakers Showcase. Subscription guarantees one seat to each screening.

Individual Tickets to Theatre & Film Department Plays

  • $8 Students and Children
  • $10 Seniors, UT Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Military
  • $15 General Admission

2018 STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE - Friday, April 20

  • $5 for Students, Children, Seniors, UT Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Military
  • $10 General Admission
  • Available in advance or at the door

FRIDAYS ON FILM SERIES Screenings 

  • $5 for Students, Children, Seniors, UT Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Military
  • $10 General Admission
  • Price of Admission includes free popcorn and a soft drink
  • Available in advance or at the door

WHAT ARE THE BOX OFFICE HOURS?

The UT Center for Performing Arts Box Office is open on the following days & times:

FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS*

  • Monday – 1:00PM-5:00PM
  • Tuesday – 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Wednesday – 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Thursday – 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Friday – 1:00PM-5:00PM
  • Saturday-Sunday – Closed
  • On Performance Dates - Evenings – 6:30PM-7:30PM, Sunday Matinees – 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • Summer - CLOSED

*Hours subject to change, please call 419.530.ARTS (2787). 

HOW DO I BUY A TICKET?

Tickets to plays - and some concerts - are available at the Box Office, by phone (419.530.ARTS (2787) or go online to http://utoledo.TIX.com. Tickets to concerts charging admission can also be purchased at the door, unless advance reservations are required.

IS THERE A CUTOFF TIME FOR ONLINE TICKET SALES?

Yes. The cut-off is generally 2 and a half hours prior to showtime.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
  • UT Rocket Card (in person at the Box Office only) 

CAN I RESERVE A SEAT AND PAY LATER?

No. We do not allow reserved seating without payment. 

WHAT IS WILL CALL?

When you purchase a ticket you have the option of taking it with you or having it set aside for you at Will Call. When you come to the performance, give your name to the usher and they will give you the tickets you bought. There is no extra fee for this service. If you buy tickets online, your tickets will automatically be placed at Will Call.

CAN I HAVE TICKETS MAILED TO ME?

No. Tickets purchased in advance online or by phone will be placed at Will Call for easy pick up on the date of the performance.

School and Group Matinees

Weekday, daytime performances of our plays are presented for school and community groups. Tickets to these performances are priced at the student rate of $8 per ticket. These tickets are available to groups only - individual tickets are not sold to these shows. Performance dates are listed below. To reserve seats for your group to these performances, contact the Theatre Manager, Christopher Montpetit at 419.530.4776 or by email Christopher.Montpetit@utoledo.edu.

Matinee Performance Schedule

ARCADIA

Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Proof

Tuesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m.

The Tempest

Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m.

I HAD PROBLEMS WITH MY ONLINE PURCHASE. WHO DO I CONTACT FOR HELP?

Christopher Montpetit
Box Office Manager
419.530.4776
Christopher.Montpetit@utoledo.edu

 

Last Updated: 8/18/17