Springfield, Ohio —The Wittenberg University Department of Theatre and Dance presents its first mainstage production of the 2014 spring semester, Boy Gets Girl, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 in Chakeres Memorial Theatre, 905 Woodlawn Ave.
Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance Patrick Reynolds, Boy Gets Girl is a gripping drama by Rebecca Gilman. Set in New York City, the story uses an incident of stalking as a backdrop to examine identity, humanity, and relationships. Theresa, a brilliant young reporter, finds herself pursued by Tony, a blind date, and what begins as a simple dinner spirals into a struggle for survival. Frustrated by the police and adrift in a workplace that can’t help her, Theresa fights to reclaim the life she once knew.
Performers include Audrey Zielenbach, class of 2014 from Columbus, Ohio, as Theresa; Jillian Stout, class of 2017 from Owatonna, Minn., as Harriet; Sarah Van Deusen, class of 2016 from Chatanooga, Tenn., as Beck; Adam Barstow, class of 2017 from North Ridgeville, Ohio, as Mercer; Dylan George, class of 2015 from Dublin, Ohio, as Tony; Max Joseph, class of 2017 from Columbus, Ohio, as Les; and Alex Behr, class of 2017 from Dublin, Ohio, as Howard.
Tickets cost $5 each and are available at the Benham-Pence Student Center Service Desk, 937-327-7443, 10 days before the performances begins and in the Chakeres Memorial Theatre box office one hour prior to each performance. Wittenberg students receive one free ticket by presenting their student ID card.
Disclaimer: Some language and subject matter not appropriate for younger audiences.