Findlay’s Theatre Program Will Open Season with ‘Leveling Up’
The University of Findlay’s theatre program will present “Leveling Up” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-28 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 in the television studio, located in the lower level of the Egner Center for the Performing Arts.
A talk-back session will follow the Saturday evening performance.
Tickets are on sale at the UF Box Office, located in the Alumni Memorial Union. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free for UF faculty and staff. Call 419-434-5335. Tickets also may be available at the door. This performance contains strong language and may not be suitable for children.
“Leveling Up” is an unpublished drama by renowned American playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer. In this timely and challenging piece, four friends ward off the mounting pressures of young adulthood by living in a private, comfortable world of video games. When one of them is recruited to pilot real war machines, the line between reality and simulation becomes painfully thin.
The open talk-back session following the Saturday evening performance will be led by an interdisciplinary panel of Findlay faculty members and hosted by UF junior Preston Eberlyn, who is the production’s dramaturg. This forum will be an opportunity to engage the themes and impressive range of pertinent issues in “Leveling Up.”
The ensemble includes Cameron Lightfoot, Dan Ross, Timothy Sherman and Ella Stickradt. “Leveling Up” is directed by Vicki McClurkin, with dramaturgical research by Preston J. Eberlyn.
For more information, contact Christopher Matsos, Ph.D., assistant professor of theatre, at 419-434-4562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.