College of Communication and the Arts

UT Department of Theatre & Film – Experimental. Unpredictable. Unforgettable.

During the 2014-2015 Season the University of Toledo Department of Theatre & Film is also celebrating its 50th anniversary! The season will feature 5 live theatre productions, two film screenings, guest artist visits, the annual Aspiring Filmmakers Showcase - and a special event to honor the department's birthday - 50 YEARS OF WOW! Scroll down to see the complete season.

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.


Film Screening of "BRAZIL"

Friday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m.   Poster image from the movie Brazil, directed by Terry Gilliam

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. 143 minutes. R.

Brazil is a 1985 British film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. British National Cinema by Sarah Street describes the film as a "fantasy/satire on bureaucratic society" while John Scalzi's Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies describes it as a "dystopian satire". The film stars Jonathan Pryce and features Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins, and Ian Holm.

 



UT Department of Theatre and Film celebrates 50th Anniversary

50 Years of WOW!

Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21 The UT Department of Theatre & Film celebrates its 50th Anniversary! 

If you played with us, you're welcome! If you studied and/or taught theatre, film and/or dance with us, acted in or helped on any production/film screening behind the scenes, and even you came to watch our shows - we'd love to have you join us for a weekend celebrating 50 fantastic years!  

Lots of great events happening on the weekend - some free, some not - all require you to register in advance! 

Poster from the UT production of The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice, Oct. 24-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

Guest Filmmaker Residency: SIMON HUBER

October 20-22 
Public film screening Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets sold at the door - $7 General Admission, $3 Students/Seniors 60+ 
(UT Center for Performing Arts, Room 1039)

International Director of Photography, Simon Huber will join UT faculty and students on October 20, 21, and 22, 2014 to teach master class workshops in motion picture photography, give student critiques, and publicly screen his work with a talkback to follow.

 


Poster related to the visit of guest filmmaker, Eric Dow visit, Oct. 23, 2014

Guest Filmmaker Visit: ERIC DOW

Thursday, October 23, 12:30 p.m. (UT Center for Performing Arts, Room 1039)

Eric Dow is a Toledo native currently working in New York and Los Angeles. He has recently completed his documentary “Behind the Mask: the Batman Dead End Story.”

Eric will host the Ohio premiere of his project at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. Earlier in the day, (from 12:30-2pm at UT in the CPA), Eric will speak to interested students about his career as an independent filmmaker. Joining Eric will be the subject of his documentary, indie director and producer Sandy Collora and Steve Long, a UTFV alum.


Poster from the UT production of The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice, Oct. 24-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

Play: THE ADDING MACHINE

October 24-26, and October 31-November 2 (Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.)
Daytime Matinees: (Schools & Community Groups Only!) Tuesday & Wednesday, October 28-29, 9:30 a.m.

Written by Elmer Rice and directed by Irene Alby, THE ADDING MACHINE follows the story of an ordinary accountant who murders his boss upon learning he will be replaced at work by an adding machine. After he is sentenced and executed for murder, he finds his afterlife to be a most unexpected experience. Funny, sad, poignant and startling, this expressionist, metaphorical play will be a visually rich contemplation on right and wrong, life and death. 

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Poster image for the UT production of Miss Julie, Nov. 24-26, and Dec. 5-7, 2014Play: MISS JULIE

November 21-23, and December 5-7 (Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.) 
Daytime Matinees: (Schools & Community Groups Only!) Tuesday & Wednesday, December 2-3, 9:30 a.m.

Written by August Strindberg, with a new translation from UT Theatre & Film faculty member Daniel Thobias and directed by Cornel Gabara. A naturalistic play, it depicts both gender and class struggle in the person of Miss Julie, who longs to escape the stifling structure of her Victorian lifestyle and begins a dangerous flirtation with one of her father’s servants - one that could cost her more than her status.

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Play: THE 24 HOUR PLAYSLogo for the 24 Hour Plays

Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ohio Theater – 419.720.8952
3114 Lagrange St
Toledo, OH 43608

A performance of several short plays written, produced, and rehearsed in a delirious, sleep-deprived, 24 hours! Tickets are sold online for $7, and at the door for $5 general admission and $3 for students and seniors 60+.

 


Film Screening of "SOME LIKE IT HOT" Photo from the movie Some Like it Hot, playing at UT Center for Performing Arts on January 23, 2015

Friday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, and Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as two cross-dressing guys on the run from the mob.

 

 


Play: TWELFTH NIGHTUT presents Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night February 20-22, and February 27-March 1, 2015

February 20-22, and February 27-March 1 (Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.) 
Daytime Matinees: (Schools & Community Groups Only!) Tuesday & Wednesday, February 24-25, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Cornel Gabara. Inevitable comedic circumstances arise when a shipwrecked woman dresses as a man, falls in love and attracts the attention of another woman.

 


2015 UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. (UT Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre)

Following a juried competition, top student film work will be screened to the public. Features film work ranging from documentaries to animation.


Play: THE IMMORTALS  artistic, colorful trees

April 10-12 and April 17-19 (Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.) 
Daytime Matinees: (Schools & Community Groups Only!) Tuesday & Wednesday, April 14-15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

An exciting, large-scale puppetry performance created by Erica Frank. Uses mythical stories and fantastical creatures to explore the human impact on the planet. Visit the play's web page http://www.theimmortalspuppets.com/ or its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheImmortalsPuppets


*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 Angela Riddel to register your group today. Call 419-530-2452 or email TheArts@utoledo.edu.

TICKETS to weekday matinee performances are $7 each. RSVP for your group one month prior to the matinee date and each ticket is just $5 each! 

You can always adjust the number of attendees prior to the performance without hurting your per ticket discount.  So 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 Angela Riddel for clarification.

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 Angela Riddel for clarification.

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


 

Last Updated: 3/23/15