Announcing our 2016 season!
Anne of Green Gables
A play adapted by Peter DeLaurier. From the novel by L. M. Montgomery
June 24th – July 31st 2016. Ages 6+
Aging brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, send to an orphanage for a boy to help on the farm. To everyone’s surprise, however, a mix up brings them a romantic and hot-headed 11-year-old girl, Anne Shirley. Over the course of 6 years she wins their hearts and turns their stodgy, Prince Edward Island, rural community into a bright world of “kindred spirits”. This stage adaptation is very faithful to the original novel, and will entertain and charm theater-goers of all ages.
By William Shakespeare
July 1st – July 30th 2016. Ages 10+ may be too intense for some children
One of Shakespeare’s most popular and accessible plays, Macbeth chronicles the moral descent of a noble Scottish warrior driven-on by ambition. After encountering the prophecies of three witches, he murders the King of Scotland to claim the crown, but his bloodthirsty reign soon spirals out of control to guilt-ridden madness and his ultimate demise. With sword battles, ghosts, witches, and magical apparitions – this production promises to be a feast of theatrical spectacle and suspense.
Inherit the Wind
by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
July 8th – July 30th 2016. Ages 10+
Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925, this explosively gripping play follows the events surrounding a young HS teacher who is arrested for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in the classroom. One of the finest court-room dramas ever written (by two local authors, from Cleveland and Elyria), this American Theater Classic premiered in 1955 at the height of the McCarthy era but its central theme, “the right to think”, still resonates today.
Performances run in rotating repertory in Hall Auditorium, 67 N. Main St, Oberlin, Ohio.
All performances are absolutely FREE to the public and geared toward the entire family, including school-aged children - ages 6 to 96! To accommodate families with younger members, evening performances begin at 7 PM. There are also 2 PM matinees on most Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, giving out-of-town patrons the opportunity to see two shows in the same day.
To reserve tickets, please call (440) 775-8169 or click the button above for more information.
This summer the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival will once again be offering the Acting Shakespeare Intensive, formerly known as the Shakespeare Day Camp, for area high school students, grades 9 through 12.