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Treat yourself to Otterbein University's summer theater


Why spend your summer evenings watching TV re-runs?  Otterbein’s exciting 2012 Theater schedule has something for everyone. The 2012 line-up:

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon; Directed by Christina Kirk; June 7-10 and 14-16.

When newlyweds Paul and Corie set up house in a tiny fifth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village, they have to find room for leaking skylights, nosy neighbors, interfering in-laws, and, oh yes, love. Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park brims with zippy one-liners and snappy comebacks.  Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker; Guest directed by Taibi Magar; June 21-24 and 28-30.

A sharply funny new play by emerging playwright Annie Baker, Circle Mirror Transformation follows five people through a summer of “creative drama” in their small town’s adult acting class.

Something’s Afoot; Music, book and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach; Directed and choreographed by Doreen Dunn; Musical direction by  Dennis Davenport; July 12-15, 19-22 and 26-28.

Ten seemingly unrelated strangers gather at an isolated manor house, and as the truth behind their gathering starts to come out, the bodies start to pile up in the library.

Season ticket packages are $62. Individual tickets are also available.

Tickets for Barefoot in the Park and Circle Mirror Transformation are $22 each and tickets for Something’s Afoot are $25 each.

The Otterbein Summer Theatre Box Office and all performances are located in the Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St.

Opening night performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m., and all other performances begin at 8 p.m.

The Otterbein Summer Theatre box office will officially open May 21. Hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and one hour prior to all performances.

For more information, contact Otterbein University Theatre at 614-823-1109 or visit otterbein.edu/drama.

Jane Denick is a member of the Arts Council of Westerville.