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"Canterbury Tales" to Appear At Owens' Center for Fine and Performing Arts
Medieval literature transformed into hysterical comedy will culminate the 2003-04 Production Season as Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts presents a new version of the classic "Canterbury Tales" from April 16 - May 1. The first production will occur at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 16.
Adapted to stage by Michael Bogdanov, "Canterbury Tales" is set in a small Midwest town where the congregants of a parish are celebrating their 25th annual Geoffrey Chaucer Storytelling Competition. As part of the celebration, townsfolk act out a handful of Chaucer's masterful tales in hopes of winning the audience's favor and the competition. The funny and somewhat hilarious antics of the townsfolk mimic the original "Canterbury Tales" themselves.
"Owens' Center for Fine and Performing Arts is proud to conclude our inaugural production season with such a recognizable and dynamic show as 'Canterbury Tales'," said Dr. Brian Bethune, Owens Chair for Fine and Performing Arts. "Individuals attending the event are in for an evening of fun and entertainment as they revisit stories that have been around for over 500 years."
The production includes eight cast members, of which five are Owens students. Among the Owens student actors and actresses are Joshua Marcus of Toledo, Andrew Packard of Easton, Maryland, Kevin Hall of Toledo, Susie Brown of Toledo and Corrie Gill of Oberlin. Community members involved with the production include Carol Ann Erford of Toledo, John Sweeney of Perrysburg and Ken Wieland of Toledo.
The show will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from April 16 - May 1. For information regarding tickets to "Canterbury Tales", contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 1- 800-GO-OWENS, ext. ARTS or (567) 661-2787.
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.