Theatre and Film

2018-2019 Theatre and Film Season

During the 2018-2019 Season the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film will feature 4 live theatre productions, guest artist visits, and the annual Student Filmmakers Showcase. This year, the department will also present its annual Fridays on Film Series, a series of seven 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!

Photo of Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe and Jack LemmonSOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

Directed by Billy Wilder
September 14, 2018
Two male musicians on the run from the mob hide out in all-female band. It isn't long before things get comically complicated. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star.
Watch a trailer for the film

Charlie Chaplin in a scene from Shoulder ArmsShoulder Arms (1918)

November 16, 2018

Directed by Charles Chaplin. This silent film comedy classic, set in World War I, follows a boot camp private who dreams of being a hero and goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.

Watch a trailer for the film

Photo of Aldo Ray, Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov, who star in We're No AngelsWe're No Angels (1955)

December 7, 2018

Directed by Michael Curtiz. Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises. Aldo Ray, Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov star.

Watch a trailer for the film

Publicity image from the film, Masculin FemininMasculin Féminin (1966)

January 25, 2019

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes.

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A scene from Jour de FeteJour De Fête (1949)

February 22, 2019

Directed by Jaques Tati. A hapless French postal worker from a small town is teasingly goaded by the townspeople into stepping up his game by attempting to match the speed of the American postal service. Though armed only with his bicycle, he makes a valiant effort to rise to the occasion.

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Scene from the film PersonaPersona (1959)

March 15, 2019

Directed by Ingmar Bergman. An actress who has stopped speaking and moving is encouraged to take a respite by the sea to recover, accompanied by her nurse. Over time, having shared similar painful life experiences, the women's separate identities become blurred.

Watch a trailer for the film


 

UT STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASEPoster image from UT Student Filmmakers Showcase

April 26, 2019
Screening of films, videos and animation works created by UT Film students and chosen in juried competition.
UT Center for Performing Arts, Center Theatre

Entry Form for Filmmakers


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

24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL

September 8, 2018

The 24 Hour Play Festival is collaborative event that takes place in a 1 day-period. For those interested in performing or participating, multiple teams 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. For the audience, performance of the plays is Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. 
Must be 18 years or older to participate. 


Image of production poster graphic for All Quiet on the Western Front

 

Stage Production

All Quiet on the Western Front

A NEW ADAPTATION OF ERICH MARIA REMARQUE'S NOVEL, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MATT FOSS

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

On the 100th Anniversary of the end of the "War to End All Wars," we follow the story of a lost generation, facing many of the same issues we face today, and paying the ultimate cost for lessons history continues to challenge us to learn.


Graphic image of production poster for The PillowmanStage Production

The Pillowman

February 1-10, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.,  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Written by Martin McDonagh, Director - Quincy Joyner
A fiction writer in a police state is interrogated about the content of his stories, which bear a frightening resemblance to a series of recent child murders. Serious subject matter, not suitable for all ages.


Graphic image of the production poster for the musical, Into the WoodsSTAGE PRODUCTION

Into the Woods

April 5-20, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.,  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Book by James Lapine, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Director - Edmund Lingan
Four characters drawn from fairy tale legends are given the chance to make their dearest wishes come true. Each of the characters finds themselves off on quests that are woven together. Originally released in 1986, the musical won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason) when it was presented on Broadway in 1987. The 2014 Disney film version was nominated for several Academy Awards and Golden Globes.


HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS to plays and films?

THEATRE SEASON TICKET PACKAGES (SAVINGS OF up to 20% OFF TICKETS SOLD SEPARATELY)

  • 2018-19 FULL SEASON PASS ($80-$135)
    • The UT Full Season Pass includes admission to all theatre and film events during the 2018-2019 Season - each pass guarantees one seat to each theatre production and film screening.  Contact the Box Office (419/530-ARTS) to choose a specific theatre performance date for each production (no selections are needed for film screenings).

    • Theatre productions include the 24 HOUR PLAY FESTIVALALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONTTHE PILLOWMAN, and INTO THE WOODS.  Film screenings include SOME LIKE IT HOTSHOULDER ARMSWE'RE NO ANGELSMASCULIN FEMININJOUR DE FETEPERSONA, and the 2019 STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE.

  • 2018-19 THEATRE ONLY PASS ($30-$50)
    • The UT Theatre Pass includes admission to all theatre events during the 2018-2019 Season - each pass guarantees one seat to every theatre production.  Contact the Box Office (419/530-ARTS) to choose a specific theatre performance date for every production.

    • Theatre productions include ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONTTHE PILLOWMAN, and INTO THE WOODS. The 24 HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL is also included as a free, bonus event!

  • 2018-19 FILM ONLY PASS ($45-$75)
    • The UT Film Pass includes admission to all film events during the 2018-2019 Season - each pass guarantees one seat to every film screening.

    • Film screenings include SOME LIKE IT HOTSHOULDER ARMSWE'RE NO ANGELSMASCULIN FEMININJOUR DE FETEPERSONA, and the 2019 STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE.

    Individual Tickets to Theatre & Film Department Plays

    (All Quiet on the Western Front, The Pillowman)

    • $10 Students and Children
    • $12 Seniors, UT Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Military
    • $18 General Admission

    (Into the Woods)

    • $15 Students and Children
    • $20 Seniors, UT Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Military
    • $25 General Admission

    2019 STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE - Friday, April 26

    • $8 for Students, Children, Seniors, UT Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Military
    • $12 General Admission
    • Available in advance or at the door

    FRIDAYS ON FILM SERIES Screenings

    • $8 for Students, Children, Seniors, UT Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Military
    • $12 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-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday – Closed
    • On Performance Dates - Evenings – 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sunday Matinees: 1-2 p.m.
    • 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 Cards (AMEX, DISC, MC, VISA)
    • 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 $10 per ticket for "All Quiet on the Western Front," and $15 for performances of "Into the Woods." 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

    All Quiet on the Western Front

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

    The Pillowman

    Due to the mature nature of the subject matter (violence involving abuse of children), this production is not presenting daytime matinees.

    Into the Woods

    Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10 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: 9/5/18