November 13, 2012

Owens Fine and Performing Arts Department and Students Present ‘Short Farces by Anton Chekhov,’ Nov. 15-18

Owens Student Production of 'Short Farces by Anton Chekhov'

Owens students (L to R) Sarah Wurzinger of Toledo, John Sweney of Perryburg and Silvester Rodriguez of Walbridge perform a scene from “The Festivities” which takes place during the production of “Short Farces by Anton Chekhov” at the College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Normalcy and chaos in the form of short plays will converge in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre as Owens Community College presents the student production of “Short Farces by Anton Chekhov,” Nov. 15-18.

The first of several performances will occur at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the College’s Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

“Owens Community College’s Department for Fine and Performing Arts is excited to present such a unique theatrical production, which brings together several short plays filled with very different circumstances,” said Jeremy Meier, Owens Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts. “Attendees of all ages will truly enjoy the characters as performed by the College’s students and community members and the many surprises that take place throughout the production.”

Written by Anton Chekhov, “Short Farces by Anton Chekhov” details several different short comedies that begin with a relatively normal situation and build into a chaotic adventure of unique circumstances. Among the short comedies in the production are “The Bear”, “The Festivities” and “The Proposal”.

The cast of “Short Farces by Anton Chekhov” is comprised of students from Owens and community members and the theatrical production is directed by Jeremy Meier and Dave Nelms. The stage management team consists of Owens students Diane Schroeder of Sylvania, Marisa Soto of Woodville and Mallory Myers of Whitehouse.

Students and community members involved in the production as cast members include Sarah Wurzinger of Toledo, John Sweney of Perrysburg, Silvester Rodriguez IV of Walbridge, Matthew Crawford of Sylvania, Melissa Shaffer of Bowling Green, Tim Grindle of Toledo, Rachel Ramlawi of Perrysburg, Esteban Vega of Toledo, Ashley Myatt of Walbridge, Devon Held of Pemberville and Jon Masters of Toledo.

“Short Farces by Anton Chekhov” will be performed Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will also occur on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $8 for Owens students and employees. All seats are general admission. To purchase tickets, visit or contact the College’s Box Office. For more information, call the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2787.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation 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. For more information, visit