Department of Theatre and Film

Season 2012 - 2013

The University of Toledo Department of Theatre & Film 2012-2013 Season will feature four plays and two FILM friday film series. We also offer daytime matinee performances for school groups and community groups. See below for details. Also join us after every OPENING NIGHT performance for a Talkback discussion.


Orpheus Jean Cocteau
Evening Performances: October 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: October 14 & 21 @ 2 p.m.
Weekday Matinees: Tuesday & Wednesday, October 16 & 17 | 9:30 a.m.*

Written by Jean Cocteau, Translation by John Savacool, Directed by Jessica Bonenfant

Guest Artist, Jessica Bonenfant, choreographer and creative director for Lola Lola Dance Theatre in New York, directs Cocteau’s interpretation as an absurdist reworking of the story of Orpheus where death wears a pink evening gown and the poet receives his inspiration from a communicative horse.

Cool Orpheus links!  About Jean Cocteau  |   About the Film "Orpheus"



image of poster for UT production of MetamorphosesMetamorphoses - Based on the Myths of Ovid
Evening Performances: November 16, 17, 28, 29, 30 & December 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: November 18 & December 2 @ 2 p.m.
Weekday Matinees: Tuesday/Wednesday, November 27 & 28 | 9:30 a.m.*


Rebirth: New production of Metamorphoses showcases the rise of UT theatre (Toledo City Paper, NOVEMBER-ISSUE-1 2012)

New University of Toledo theatre production features unique stages, costumes and themes(Independent Collegian, November 14, 2012)

Written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman, Directed by Irene Alby

Based on David Slavitt’s translation of "The Metamorphoses of Ovid," this play presents nine inter-related tales from classical mythology as they emerge from the waters of the Aegean.

Metamorphoses was originally produced by
Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago
Premiered in New York City by
Second Stage Theatre, New York, September 2001
Artistic Director: Carole Rothman
Managing Director: Carol Fishman
Executive Director: Alexander Fraser.

Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by David Slavitt, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994

Rainer Maria Rilke's Poem Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes translated by Stephen Mitchell, 1995 Modern Library

The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, presented by The University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film

Evening Performances: February 22, 23, 27, 28, March 1, 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: February 24 & March 3 @ 2 p.m.
Weekday Matinees: Tuesday/Wednesday, February 26 & 27 | 9:30 a.m.*

Written by Anton Chekhov, Translation by Paul Schmidt, Directed by Cornel Gabara

One of the most important plays of the western theatre cannon, "The Three Sisters," which the playwright himself refers to as a "drama," is a naturalistic play examining the decay of the privileged class as represented through three sisters and their search for meaning in the modern world.


"Andrey Prozorov" Timothy Fox
"Olga" Lindsey Miller
"Masha" Ashley Stephens
"Irina" Keely-Rain Battle
"Natasha" Lynnette Bates
"Kulygin" "David Sowders
"Vershinin" Jeffrey Burden, II
"Baron Tuzenbach" Ahmad Atallah
"Solyony" Pasha Carter
"Chebutykin" Lance Miller
"Fedotik" Davion Brown
"Rohde" Andres Medina
"Ferapont" Mitchell Mayes
"Anfisa" Khara Sims


Image of logo for the play Ghost LightGhost Light  

Evening Performances: April 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: April 14 & 21 @ 2 p.m.

A devised work written by UT Students, Directed by Edmund Lingan
In this original work of devised multimedia performance, the students will explore contemporary themes in the creation of a new theatrical production that blends fantasy, fiction, history, autobiography, and digital technology in order to express their relationship with the world in which they live.


FILM fridays 



Weekday daytime matinee performances are available for three of the plays presented this season (Orpheus, Metamorphoses and Three Sisters--see the shows above for the applicable dates). These performances are only available to community groups and school groups. Individual tickets are not available for these shows. Contact Angela Riddel to register your group today. Call 419-530-2452 or email Tickets to matinees are $7 each. RSVP for your group by September 14, 2012 and each ticket is $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 less than 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. The 2012-2013 Season offers three productions that feature matinee performances for schools—two in the fall and one in the spring. Each performance is suitable for high school age students. If there are any questions or concerns about content please contact me 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 me for clarification.

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

Last Updated: 6/23/21