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The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It

From a news release:

Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts and Students Present
‘The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It,' April 16-19

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH - Biting satire and rollicking comedy will
engulf the Center for Fine and Performing Arts' Mainstage Theatre as
Owens Community College presents the student production of "The Curate
Shakespeare As You Like It," April 16-19.

The first of several performances will occur at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday,
April 16 in the College's Mainstage Theatre. Owens' Toledo-area
Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. 

"Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts is
excited to present such a unique theatrical production, featuring the
talents of so many Owens students," said Doug Mead, Owens Chair of
Fine and Performing Arts. "‘The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It'
is a funny, lighthearted show, and the talented student actors are sure
to entertain community members of all ages."

"The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It" tells the story of a
comically inept acting company that attempts to perform "As You Like
It" with hilarious perseverance. The predicament begins with the lead
actor departing for a career as a professional wrestler and the leading
actress losing her mind. With Curate's encouragement and support, the
remaining actors and actresses attempt to perform all 33 roles, which
results in many comical missteps.

The cast of "The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It" is comprised of
students from Owens and theatrical production is directed by Owens
Instructor of Fine and Performing Arts Jeremy Meier.

Students involved in the production as cast members include Nathan
Aschliman of Edon, Alisha Bond of Bowling Green, Lydia Clark of Toledo,
Jon Masters of Toledo, Bill Toth of Toledo, John Toth of Toledo and
Sarah Wurzinger of Toledo. Owens' Cathrine Bonham of Ottawa will serve
as the stage manager, while La Donna Knabbs of Toledo will the hold
position of dramaturg for the production.

"The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It" will be performed April
16-18 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will also occur on Sunday,
April 19 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens and $8
for Owens students and employees. All seats are general admission. To
purchase tickets, visit www.owens.edu or contact the College's Box
Office. For more information, call the Center for Fine and Performing
Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. ARTS (2787).

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