Who:  The Ohio State University at Lima’s Performance Arts Program
Ohio State Lima presents Time Flies at Civic Center
  April 18-20, 8:00 p.m.
  Crouse Performance Hall, Veteran's Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Jon Rockhold at (419) 995-8390


For Immediate Release

April 10, 2002


CONTACT: Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Jon Rockhold at (419) 995-8390


Ohio State Lima presents Time Flies at Civic Center

The stage of Crouse Performance Hall will be the site for music and mirth at 8 p.m., April 18-20, as the Ohio State Lima Theatre department presents Time Flies at the Veterans’ Memorial Civic and Convention Center. A cabaret setting on the stage will provide an intimate glimpse at plays by David Ives, an award-winning master of short form comedies, in combination with musical excerpts that collectively address the passage of time from a variety of perspectives.

The plays feature Ives’ trademark zany sense of humor and love of wordplay. In Time Flies, the urgency of young love is explored from an insect point of view. Babel’s in Arms examines the plight of two workmen given the daunting task of building the Tower of Babel on a tight schedule. Arabian Nights provides a look at the effects a tight travel schedule can have on a foreign businessman with the “help” of a mysterious translator. The last play, Lives of the Saints, is a warm ode to long-lived friendships and the amusing life patterns that can only develop over years. Musical choices may include such tunes as “September Song” from Knickerbocker Holiday, “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music, “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof and “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music.

Dr. Joe Brandesky, associate professor of theatre, is serving as director of the production while Michael Benson, visiting assistant professor of music, provides musical accompaniment. The evening features settings designed by Casey Kearns and costumes by Loo Brandesky. The plays include some profanity and adult situations and are not recommended for children under the age of 13. A cash bar will be situated on the stage for patrons to enjoy before curtain and during intermission. Seating is limited to 150 providing an intimate evening for all. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and $6 for seniors. For tickets, call the civic center at (419) 224-1552.

The cast and crew follow:

Director:  Joe Brandesky
Set designer:  Casey Kearns
Costume designer:  Loo Brandesky
Musical accompaniment:  Michael Benson
Assistant Director:  Laura J. Mawhorr, Lima
Stage manager:  Eliot S. Watters, Lima

Opening sequence

Company of Time Keepers :

  • Theresa Lunz, Wapakoneta

  • Heather Maschke, New Knoxville

  • Michael Siebert, Spencerville

  • Janera Torres, Lima

Time Flies by David Ives

  • May:  Emily M. LaMantia, Lima

  • Horace:  Joshua Parker, Harrod

  • David Attenborough:  Aaron Hayden, Reading

  • Vocalists “When I Fall in Love:  Janera Torres, Lima, Michael Siebert, Spencerville

  • Vocalists “Once in a Lifetime”:   J. Leigh Wise, Cairo, Brad Roll, Kenton

Babel’s in Arms by David Ives

  • Gorph:  Jonathan Hodges, Lima

  • Cannapflit:  Scott Krouse, Lima

  • Eunuch:  Adam Friemoth, Delphos

  • Priestess:  Danielle Axton, St. Marys

  • Businesswoman:  Allison Klausing, Columbus Grove


Opening sequence

Company of Timekeepers:

  • Theresa Lunz, Wapakoneta

  • Adam Friemoth, Delphos

  • Michael Siebert, Spencerville

  • Janera Torres, Lima

  • Emily LaMantia, Lima

  • Aaron Hayden, Reading

Arabian Nights by David Ives

  • Flora:  Danielle Axton, St. Marys

  • Interpreter:  Joshua Parker, Harrod

  • Norman:  Jacob B. Elrod, Harrod

  • Vocalists “September Song”:  Brad Roll, Kenton, DeAnna Smith, Cridersville

  • Vocalists “Send in the Clowns”:  Heather Maschke, New Knoxville

Lives of the Saints by David Ives

  • Edna:   Allison Klausing, Columbus Grove

  • Flo:   DeAnna Smith, Cridersville

  • Sound Effects:   Aaron Hayden, Reading, Emily LaMantia, Lima, Janera Torres, Lima

Musical Finale

  • Vocalists “So Long, Farewell”:   Jacob B. Elrod, Harrod, Allison Klausing, Columbus Grove, Heather Maschke, New Knoxville, Brad Roll, Kenton, Michael Siebert, Spencerville, DeAnna Smith, Cridersville, Janera Torres, Lima, J. Leigh Wise, Cairo

  • The Company:   Danielle Axton, St. Marys, Adam Friemoth, Delphos, Aaron Hayden, Reading, Jonathan Hodges, Lima, Scott Krouse, Lima, Emily M. LaMantia, Lima, Theresa Lunz, Wapakoneta, Joshua Parker, Harrod


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