Theatre and Film

2016-2017 Theatre & Film Season

During the 2016-2017 Season the University of Toledo Department of Theatre & Film featured 4 live theatre productions, guest artist visits, and the annual Student Filmmakers Showcase. This year the department also brought back its annual Fridays on Film Series, a series of 16mm feature films. 


fridayS on film series

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.
NOTE: this screening only will be in the CPA Center Theatre.

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 film 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. 


Stage Production

The king and the clownPoster image from the UT production of 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 and find themselves pitted against each other. 

NOTE: This play contains mature content and is not recommended for audiences under age 17. 

Learn more about this play here.

 


STAGE PRODUCTION

The InternationalistPoster image for the UT production of The Internationalist

March 31- 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.

Last Updated: 8/8/17