Ohio Wesleyan University will host A Portable Theatre's production of David Mamet's one-act play, The Duck Variations, at 2 p.m. Nov. 3, at Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

Ohio Wesleyan University will host A Portable Theatre's production of David Mamet's one-act play, The Duck Variations, at 2 p.m. Nov. 3, at Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

The free performance in Chappelear's studio theater is sponsored by Fred Andrle of the Ohio State University Humanities Institute in partnership with the OWU Department of Theatre & Dance. APT actors Jonathan Putnam and Geoffrey Nelson will perform as George and Emil before joining the audience in "A Conversation in the Humanities." Andrle, former host of WOSU radio's Open Line talk show, will moderate.

The Duck Variations is 55 minutes long and performed without intermission. The play contains no profanity, but its humor may not appeal to young children. The play describes the ruminations of two elderly men who meet in a park. "Imagine George Burns vs. Jack Benny and you'll get the idea," is how APT describes its production.

A Portable Theatre performs its plays in local venues to make it easier for people to attend professional theater. Learn more about APT at aportabletheatre.com.

For more information about OWU's Department of Theatre & Dance, visit theatre.owu.edu.