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Oct. 20, 2011

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

The Twelve Months come to life for Theatre for Young Audiences

The Ohio State University at Lima Theatre Department presents the charming tale of The Twelve Months the week of Nov. 14 in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts. Public performances are at 7 p.m., Fri., Nov. 18, and 2 p.m., Sun., Nov. 20, 2011.

Marušha is a kind, honest young woman who lives with her greedy, selfish stepmother and stepsister. They make her do all of the work around the home, and treat her like a servant. Determined to get rid of her once and for all, the two send Marušha out into the forest to try to accomplish some impossible tasks. The Twelve Months is indeed similar to the Cinderella story, only you won’t find princes or princesses or fairy-godmothers in this tale – just honest, hard-working Marušha, a kind herdsman named Hans, and the powerful "Twelve Months" of the year, who are personifications of the months of the year. These "Twelve Months" help Marušha accomplish her impossible tasks by providing her with gifts that are specific to what is available in a given month.

The Twelve Months is Ohio State Lima’s 17th production of Theatre for Young Audiences. These annual shows are geared toward children grades K-4 and their families. Nearly 2,000 children from schools around west central Ohio will attend daytime performances throughout the week.

The production is a Czech folk-tale by Božena Nemcova and adapted for the stage and directed by Dr. Joe Brandesky, professor of theatre. The show lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Tickets are $2 for all children 10 and younger, $4 for seniors and children over age 10, $5 for students and $6 for adults. To reserve tickets or for more information, call the Box Office at (419) 995-8382. Maps to campus are available at Lima.OSU.edu.

Cast and Crew

Dr. Joe Brandesky (Professor)............................................. Director and Producer

Brandi High, Lima................................................................... Assistant Director

Greg Owen (Assistant Professor)...... Scenic Lighting Designer and Technical Director

Doug Raver.............................................................. Assistant Technical Director

Loo Brandesky...................................................................... Costume Designer

Lance McPherson, Huntsville................................................................ Kašparek

Holly Kerns, Ottawa................................................................................ Mother

Sally Stone, Swanton............................................................................. Holena

Christine Strawn, Wapakoneta.............................................................. Marušha

Seth Mitchell, Bellefontaine........................................................... Great January

Zane Smith, Lima.................................................................................... Hans

Danita Lazenby, Bellefontaine......................................................... Puppet Ninja

Brandi High, Lima.......................................................................... Puppet Ninja

Schools attending: St. Anthony, Columbus Grove; Elida; First Baptist Daycare; Fort Jennings; Golden Bridge; Heritage; Independence; Kalida; ESPY, Kenton; Liberty; Pandora-Gilboa; Parkway; Perry; St. Charles; St. Gerard; St. Rose; Spencerville; Temple Christian; Unity; Waynesfield-Goshen

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Editors’ Notes: Dress rehearsals are scheduled from 6-10 p.m., Fri., Nov. 11 (Costumes, no make-up), 2-6 p.m., Sun., Nov. 13 (costumes and make-up), and from 9:10-10:10 a.m., Mon., Nov. 14, 2011 (costumes, no make-up). Members of the media are invited to all dress rehearsals.

School performances are scheduled for 10:45 a.m., Tues., Nov. 15; 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Wed., Nov. 16; Thurs., Nov. 17; and Fri., Nov. 18, 2011.

Photos from the production are attached. Names of the students in attached photos L-R are:

12 months 023.jpg – Holly Kerns, Christine Strawn, Sally Stone

12 months 028.jpg – Christine Strawn, Seth Mitchell

12 months 039.jpg – Lance McPherson, Christine Strawn