The Ohio State University at Newark


Theatre


2017-18 Season at The Black Box Theater

November 2017

DOUBT: A Parable (Drama)

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Edie L. Norlin

With a special appearance by Equity actor, Susan Pingleton* as Sr. Aloysius Beauvier

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract

Story: In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. "All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley's provocative play, DOUBT: A Parable, a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. The play is set in the Bronx, New York in 1964, and takes place mostly in the offices of a Catholic School.

About the Actor: Susan Pingleton grew up in Norman, Oklahoma. Upon graduation with a degree in Acting from the University of Oklahoma in 1984, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in Theatre. While in New York, she continued her acting, voice, and dance studies and performed in over a hundred plays, from Shakespeare to musicals. She worked in television and commercials, performed with a sketch troupe, and worked in films including several directed by Woody Allen.

In 1995, Susan went to Los Angeles for the television pilot season. She was signed there by a terrific agent and shortly afterwards won a role in the now classic film, Jerry Maguire, directed by Cameron Crowe. Susan also had the fortune to work onsome of the earlier television shows of writer/producer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) such as Dharma and Greg, starring Thomas Gibson and Jenna Elfman and Bram and Alice, starring Alfred Molina and Traylor Howard. She continued to do theatre and received a Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) nomination as Best Actress for the role of Walter, an autistic stamp expert, in the play Pasta.

Within the last month, Susan has completed two projects, Elysian Fields, by John Falchi, a graphic novel episodic and The Good Samaritans, in the leading role of a murderer in LA who nurtures and then kills homeless men for insurance money, based on a true story retold by emerging director, Ryan Leeder. Susan is happy to be back in her first home, the Theatre, happy to be directed by Edie Norlin, and happy to work with this energetic and creative cast.

Performance dates
Thur., Nov. 9 through Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
Thur., Nov. 16 through Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
Curtain: 8:00 p.m. at The Black Box Theater
LeFevre Hall, 1199 University Drive, Newark campus

Sunday Matinees
Nov. 12 and 19, 2017
Curtain: 2:00 p.m.

Admission
General admission is $10 and student tickets are $5.
Tickets may be purchased at the door.

All performances are at The Black Box Theater located in LeFevre Hall, 1199 University Drive, Newark campus
For more information: norlin.123@osu.edu
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

February 2018

LOVE LETTERS

By A. R. Gurney

Starring local favorites, Dennis Kohler & Edie L. Norlin

Story: This two-character play follows the relationship between an affluent man and a free-spirited woman, throughout their lives from childhood to death, as chronicled in the letters they write to each other.

Spend Valentine's Day with your sweetheart at the theater!
Performance dates
Wednesday, February 14 through Friday, February 16, 2018
Curtain: 8:00 p.m.

All performances are at The Black Box Theater located in LeFevre Hall, 1199 University Drive,
Newark campus. For more information: norlin.123@osu.edu
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

April 2018

GOODBYE CHARLIE

By George Axelrod
Directed by Edie L. Norlin

Story: Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts Charlie's affairs in order and after being convinced, finds himself an unwilling helper in Charlie's new plan to marry into money.

Audition dates for 4M, 3W
Monday & Tuesday, January 22 & 23, 2018
7:00 p.m. at the Black Box Theater

May prepare a 2-3 minute dramatic monologue, but not required. Cold script reads will be expected. Persons interested in crew positions are also encouraged to attend an audition night. Copies of GOODBYE CHARLIE scripts are available in the Warner Library. Serious actors are always encouraged to read the script before auditions. If students would like to earn credit for being involved in the production, contact Edie L. Norlin to enroll now and avoid late fees that would be applicable at audition time.

Performance dates
Thursday, April 5 through Sat., April 7, 2018
Thursday, April 12 through Sat., April 14, 2018
Curtain: 8:00 p.m.

Sunday Matinees
April 8 and 15, 2018
Curtain: 2:00 p.m.

All performances are at The Black Box Theater located in LeFevre Hall, 1199 University Drive, Newark campus
For more information: norlin.123@osu.edu
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.