The Ohio State University at Newark


Theatre


2019-20 Season at the Black Box Theater
Evening performances' curtain is now at 7:30 p.m.


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— November 2019 —

DADDY LONG LEGS

Based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster
Book by John Caird, Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Directed by Edie L. Norlin
Music directed by Paul D. Sanders

A family-friendly musical charts a young female orphan's coming of age and education with help from a mysterious benefactor.

"Daddy Long Legs is a beautiful 2 person musical based on the 1914 epistolary novel of the same name by Jean Webster. I first read it as an adolescent and fell in love with the plucky young orphan who becomes the ward of a mysterious benefactor. When I heard it had been made into a stage show I was very leery at first but traveled to Pittsburg to see it. It was amazing, capturing the characters and the spirit of the book perfectly! I decided then and there to produce it when I could. A small, quiet show, it’s score is simply lovely. A treat for the whole family!" - Edie L. Norlin, Director

Starring:

Abigail Sexton as Jerusha Abbot
Ben Marteney as Jervis Pendleton

Performance dates
Thurs., Nov. 14 through Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
Thurs., Nov. 21 through Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
Curtain: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Matinees
Nov. 17 and 24, 2019
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 Music Theatre International

— April 2020 —

FIVE MILE LAKE

By Rachel Bonds
Directed by Edie L. Norlin
A drama about the complicated relationship between two brothers, one who left home, the other who stayed.

Auditions
Monday, January 21 & Tuesday, January 22, 2020, 7 p.m.

Performance dates
Thurs., April 2 through Sat., April 4, 2020
Thurs., April 9 through Sat., April 11, 2020
Curtain: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Matinees
April 5 and 12, 2020
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 Samuel French, Inc.


2018-19 Season at the Black Box Theater

— April 2019 —

The AUTHENTIC LIFE OF BILLY THE KID

A drama by Lee Blessing
Directed by Edie L. Norlin

Performance dates
April 4 - 7, 2019
April 11 - 14, 2019

— February 2019 —

The premiere of
A READER'S THEATER FOR THE DECLINING ACTOR

Directed, written and starring local favorites Edie L. Norlin & Dennis Kohler

Performance dates:
Thurs., Feb. 14 through Sat., Feb. 17

— November 2018 —

CROSSING DELANCEY

A romantic comedy by Susan Sandler
Directed by Edie L. Norlin

Performance dates
November 8 - 11, 2018
November 15 - 18, 2018

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


2017-18 Season at the Black Box Theater

April 2018

GOODBYE CHARLIE

By George Axelrod
Directed by Edie L. Norlin

Performance dates
April 5 - 8, 2018
April 12 - 15, 2018

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


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

Performance dates
Nov. 9 - 12, 2017
Nov. 16 - 19, 2017

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

Spend Valentine's Day with your sweetheart at the theater!
Performance dates
Wednesday, February 14 - 16, 2018

Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.