March 27, 2013

Owens Fine and Performing Arts Department and Students Present ‘Noises Off,’ April 12-14 and 19-21

Spring Student Production

William Toth of Toledo (left) and Kenneth Taylor of Toledo rehearse a scene from Owens’ upcoming “Noises Off” theatre production.

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Hysterical comedy will fill the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre as Owens Community College presents the student production of “Noises Off,” April 12-14 and 19-21.

The first of several performances will occur at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 in the College’s Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

“Owens Community College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts is excited to present such a fun and lighthearted theatrical production to Northwest Ohio theatergoers,” said Jeremy Meier, Owens Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts. “Attendees are in for an evening of comedy and a few surprises, which will make for an unforgettable theatre experience.”

Written by Michael Frayn, “Noises Off” tells the comedic story of backstage and onstage antics involving a group of theatre performers attempting to present the production “Nothing On”. An unending number of theatrical blunders and hysterical personal adventures serve as the focal point to the chaotic production.

The cast of “Noises Off” is comprised of Owens students and community members and the theatrical production is directed by Jeremy Meier. The stage management team consists of Diane Schroeder of Sylvania and Andrew Oberski of Toledo.

Owens students and community members involved in the production as cast members include John Toth of Toledo, Jamie Ramlawi of Perrysburg, Amber Johnson of Toledo, Kenneth Taylor of Toledo, William Toth of Toledo, Amber Breault-Albain of Toledo, James MacFarlane of Toledo, Emily Pheils of Rossford and Matthew Johnston of Maumee.

“Noises Off” will be performed April 12-13 and 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances will also occur April 14 and 21 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