Department of Theatre and Film
Spring 2013 Performances, Showings & Events
BGSU Department of Theatre and Film - Our 91ST Season
Abundance by Beth Henley
Directed by Sara Chambers
From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Crimes of the Heart comes this poignant but unromanticized story of the hard lives of pioneers on the high plains of Wyoming in the 1860's. Macon and Bess are two mail-order brides, lured to the West by the promise of new beginnings through marriage to men they have never met. While waiting for their respective husbands-to-be, one bubbling with optimism, the other mousy and plain, the two women become instant best friends. As Abundance follows the two women through their friendship and adventures for the next 25 years, this Western epic unearths the dark underside of American mythology.
In the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts:
Preview; February 13 at 8:00pm
Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik
Directed by Michael Ellison
Rated: R for Explicit Language & Explicit Themes.
Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, SPRING AWAKENING is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.It’s Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. SPRING AWAKENING explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children. SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.
In the Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts:
Preview; April 17 at 8:00pm
For more information about this production, please visit: www.BGSU.edu/SpringAwakening
Throughout the year, the Department will host a variety of student productions. For more information about these Elsewhere Theatre productions, contact the Department at 419-372-2222.
GISH FILM THEATER and GALLERY
Tickets may be purchased online by going to: http://www.bgsu.edu/arts and look for the "purchase ticket" icon. To purchase tickets in person or by phone, please call 419-372-8171 or visit the Arts Box Office Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. The Box Office will also be open two hours prior to a performance.
Tickets to theatre productions are:
- Adults: $10
- Seniors / Non-BGSU Students: $7
- BGSU Students: $1.75
In Person or by Phone Call:
- Adults: $12
- Students / Seniors: $9
Donnell Theatre: Reserved/Assigned or General Admission
Eva Marie Saint Theatre: General Admission
If you require ADA accommodations in regard to your seating, please share this information with the Box Office when you purchase your tickets.
The Wolfe Center for the Arts is home to the:
- Donnell Theatre
- Eva Marie Saint Theatre
- BGSU Arts Box Office
- Department of Theatre and Film
and is located at the intersection of Ridge Street and Willard Drive.
The Gish Film Theater is located on the 1st Floor of Hanna Hall.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. for evening performances and 2 p.m. for matinees (unless otherwise noted). Please check your tickets to confirm curtain times. Patrons arriving more than five minutes after the curtain rises will not be seated. Film Screenings begin at 7:30 p.m.
After hours (7:30 pm – 7:00 am) and Weekends, a permit is not required to park on campus unless otherwise specified. Enforcement still remains for reserved spaces, service spaces, fire lanes, handicapped spaces, and loading/unloading zones. For more information contact: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/parking/. Those lots adjacent to, or within a short walking distance to the theatres are:
Wolfe Center Events: at the Jerome Library on Ridge Street or at the lots adjacent to the College of Musical Arts, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Gish Film Theater: University Lot A at the intersection of S. College Dr. and E. Wooster St., at WBGU-TV at the intersection of S. College Dr. and Scott Hamilton Ave.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please share them with us. Call the Box Office at 419-372-8171 or Ms. Theresa Clickner, Box Office Manager, at 419-372-2506.
Updated: January 16, 2013