[NEohioPAL] Oberlin Summer Theater Festival Presents FREE Theater!

Jeremy Benjamin via NEohioPAL neohiopal at lists.neohiopal.org
Thu Jul 17 13:31:25 PDT 2014

Join the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival for some wonderful and absolutely
FREE theater.  Come see *The Secret Garden* along with *As You Like
It* and *Come
Back, Little Sheba* now performing in rotating rep!  All productions are
open to the public and geared toward the entire family, including
school-aged children - ages 6 to 96! To accommodate families with younger
members, evening performances begin at 7 PM. There are also 2 PM matinees
on most Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, giving out-of-town patrons the
opportunity to see two shows in the same day. To reserve tickets, please
call (440) 775-8169 or email ostf at oberlin.edu. For more information,
including a complete schedule of this season's rotating repertory and the
festival in general, please visit our website at

*As You Like It*: Escape to the Forest of Arden, a pastoral refuge where
romance, wit and gender-bending high jinx rule.  The plot of this much
beloved comedy follows our heroine, Rosalind, who flees from the corrupt
court to the country, disguised as a young man, to reunite with her
banished father. There she encounters, Orlando, whom she must teach the
true meaning of love before revealing her female identity. This
family-friendly adaptation will include wrestling, clowning and a live
band. It promises to be the bash of the summer!

*Come Back, Little Sheba* by William Inge, the second production of our
sixth season.  This powerful drama is a lovingly honest, sometimes
humorous, portrait of a middle-aged couple, Lola and Doc, and their
everyday struggle with past regrets, unfulfilled dreams and sobriety. Now
an American classic, it was the first Broadway hit by the Pulitzer Prize
winning author of Picnic, Bus Stop, and Splendor in the Grass.

*The Secret Garden.  *Based upon the 1910 children’s classic, this is the
story of the contrary young orphan, Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with
her Uncle Craven in the forbidding Misselthwaite Manor. There she finds a
secret garden where she and her sickly cousin Colin gradually discover the
healing power of Nature. This adaptation was originally commissioned and
performed by the renowned Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis

Jeremy K Benjamin
Visiting Artist and Lecturer
Oberlin College
Department of Theater and Dance
jeremy.benjamin at oberlin.edu
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