ADA — The Ohio Northern University School of Visual and Performing Arts will present the play “Loot” by Joe Orton at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23, at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, 525 S. Main St., Ada.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students at freedcenter.com or by calling the box office at 419-772-1900.
Courtesy of Ohio Northern University:
Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as Hal and his friend, Dennis, stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin in an attempt to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower.
“Loot” by Joe Orton is recipient of London’s Evening Standard Best Play Award.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. To order, visit freedcenter.com or call the box office at 419-772-1900.
Nic Hayman, a senior theatre major from Westerville, Ohio, and Zachary Ryan, a freshman musical theatre and mechanical engineering double-major from Westerville, Ohio, lead the cast of six ONU students along with Samuel Heininger, Rebecca Short, Taran Beasley and Devin Sugerik.
Guest director Beverly Redman, M.F.A., PhD, says, “Set in east London in the mid-1960s, Orton’s Loot joins the radical youth culture of the time in an anarchic call for reappraisal of moral codes.” Redman is currently the chair of the Department of Theatre at Purdue University Fort Wayne. In addition to Redman, guest artist Malcolm Raeburn Read of the University of Salford, Manchester, England, has provided dialect coaching for this production. Additional guest artists include Cletus Karamon, lighting design; Ivy Swinski, costume design; John Lennox, fight choreographer.