Theatre and Film

2016-2017 Theatre & Film Season

During the 2016-2017 Season the University of Toledo Department of Theatre & Film will feature 4 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 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.


fridayS on film series

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

September 2, 2016. THE MARX BROTHERS' DUCK SOUP (1933)- Directed by Leo McCarey
Watch a trailer for the film here.

October 7, 2016. LA GRAND ILLUSION (1937)- Directed by Jean Renoir
Watch a trailer for the film here.

November 4, 2016. NOSFERATU (1922)- Directed by F. W. Murnau
Watch a trailer for the film here.

December 9, 2016. SILENT SHORTS: CHAPLIN AND MORE
Watch an example of the films being shown here.

February 3, 2017. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (1959)- Directed by Alan Resnais
Watch a trailer for the film here.

March 3, 2017. THE GENERAL (1926)- Directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman
Watch a trailer for the film here.

April 7, 2017. EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS

April 22, 2017. 2017 STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE

The art shown was drawn on a white board by talented student Evan Sennett, previewing our next season!

The art above was drawn on a white board by talented student Evan Sennett, previewing our next season!


The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, presented by the UT Department of Theatre and Film October 14-23Stage Production

The Imaginary invalid

October 14-October 23, 2016 
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.,  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Written by Moliere, directed by Holly Monsos

A hopeless hypochondriac attempts to endow himself with a lifetime of free medical care by marrying his daughter off to a doctor she doesn't love. But his house servant has the real cure for what ails him. 

Learn more about this play here.


The Importance of Being Earnest, written by Oscar Wilde, presented by the UT Department of Theatre and film November 18-December 4STAGE PRODUCTION

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

November 18-December 4, 2016  
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.,  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Written by Oscar Wilde, directed by James Stover
Against the backdrop of 1890's London and its stiff, Victorian societal conventions, two friends find the pseudonym of Ernest usually covers their socially unacceptable behavior, until it doesn't. Then the fun begins...in Earnest!  

Learn more about this play here.


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

THE ANNUAL 24 HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL

January 27-28, 2017
Performance of the plays - Saturday, January 28 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. 


The King and the Clown, written by Choi Seok-hwan, presented by the UT Department of Theatre and Film February 17-26, 2017Stage Production

The king and the clown

February 17-February 26, 2017  
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.,  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Written by Taewoong Kim, directed by Theatre student Keeyong Hong

Two comedic performers make the mistake of insulting the king, a crime punishable by death. When they are given a chance at a reprieve IF they can make the king laugh, they are drawn into a royal drama within his court.

Learn more about this play here.

 


STAGE PRODUCTION

The Internationalist

March 3- April 9, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.,  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Written by Anne Washburn, directed by Caitlyn Tella
Lowell, an American on a business trip, is met at the airport by a beautiful colleague. They spend the night together and he thinks he's in one of those great American movies where you go to a foreign land and there's romance and adventure and the experience changes you. The next day at the office he discovers that he's not in one of those movies, he's in one of those foreign films where nothing is as it seems, where there is no moral, and most importantly: no subtitles.


 

*WEEKDAY DAYTIME MATINEES

Weekday daytime matinee performances are only available to community groups and school groups. Individual tickets are not available for these matinee shows. Contact Christopher Montpetit to register your group today. Call 419-530-4776 or email Christopher.Montpetit@utoledo.edu

TICKETS - $8 (Price per ticket for Daytime Matinee groups only)

You can always adjust the number of attendees prior to the performance.  So please register early! One payment for the group (either by check or credit card) is due by the date of the performance. 

SCHOOL GROUPS  If you are a teacher please consider bringing your students to see a play. A live performance can be a powerful way to augment the learning experiences you provide in the classroom. Matinees are conveniently scheduled at 9:30 a.m. and are usually about two hours, allowing students to return to school in time for lunch or students can eat lunch at one of many locations on campus. After each performance we also bring out the cast and designers so your students can ask questions about how the play was presented and learn what goes into to putting on a live performance. Matinee performances are suitable for high school age students. If there are any questions or concerns about content please contact the Theatre & Film chair, Dr. Edmund Lingan for clarification. Call 419.530.2202 or email Edmund.Lingan@utoledo.edu

COMMUNITY GROUPS Looking for a great activity for your group that takes place during the day? Consider bringing your group to a weekday daytime matinee. These matinees are conveniently scheduled at 9:30 a.m., and most plays take about two hours. This allows your group time to get back before lunch or you can get lunch at any one of the eateries on or around the main campus area. After each performance we also bring out the cast and designers so your group can ask questions about how the play was presented and see what goes into to putting on a live performance. If there are any questions or concerns about content please contact the Theatre & Film chair, Dr. Edmund Lingan for clarification. Call 419.530.2202 or email Edmund.Lingan@utoledo.edu

PARKING Parking is free during all performances. Arrangements can be made at the time of reservation and adjusted if needed prior to the performance.


HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS to plays and films?

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

  • 2016-17 FULL SEASON PASS ($65-$120)
    • Entitles subscriber to admission to all theatre and film events during the 2016-2017 Season. Theatre productions include The Imaginary Invalid, The Importance of Being Earnestthe 24 Hour Play Festival, The King and The Clown, and The Internationalist. Film screenings include The Marx Brothers' Duck SoupLa Grand IllusionNosferatu, Silent Shorts: Chaplin and More, Hiroshima Mon AmourThe General, Experimental Shorts, and the 2017 Student Filmmakers Showcase. Subscription guarantees one seat to each production or screening (contact Box Office for performance date selection of theatre productions).
  • 2016-17 THEATRE ONLY PASS ($30-$55)
    • Entitles subscriber to admission to all five theatre productions during the 2016-2017 Season. Productions include The Imaginary InvalidThe Importance of Being Earnest, the 24 Hour Play Festival, The King and The Clown, and The Internationalist. Subscription guarantees one seat to each production (contact Box Office for performance date selection).
  • 2016-17 FILM ONLY PASS ($35-$65)
    • Entitles subscriber to admission to all 8 film screenings during the 2016-2017 Season. Films include The Marx Brothers' Duck SoupLa Grand IllusionNosferatu, Silent Shorts: Chaplin and More, Hiroshima Mon AmourThe General, Experimental Shorts, and the 2017 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

2017 STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE - Saturday, April 22

  • $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.

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: 9/13/16