Who:  Ohio State Lima theatre department
What:  
The Blue Bird
When:
   7:30 p.m., Nov. 20, and 2 p.m., Nov. 21
Where: 
 Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts
Contact: 
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284
 

For Immediate Release

Nov. 15, 2004

 

CONTACT: Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

 

 Ohio State Lima’s Blue Bird aimed at Young Audiences

 The Ohio State University at Lima Theatre Department will present its annual Theatre for Young Audiences production Nov. 16-21, 2004, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall. The Blue Bird is based on the themes from the play of the same name written by Maurice Maeterlinck. The show is directed and produced by Dr. Maria Ignatieva.

Public performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, and are recommended for children 5 years and older. Running time is approximately 55 minutes. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students, and $3 for seniors and children 11 years and under. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling the Box Office at (419) 995-8382.

In addition to the public performances, the show will welcome more than 2,500 elementary students to daytime performances between Nov. 16-19.

The Blue Bird tells the story of two children who go on a search for the elusive bluebird of happiness with a whole host of companions. After visiting such exotic places as the Land of Memory, the Palace of Night, and the Palace of Luxuries, they discover that happiness is always with you if you know where to look.

Cast

Mytyl.......................................... Miranda Crowe of Kenton

Tyltyl............................................. Brenda Honingford of Delphos

Fairy Berylune, Ms. Night........................... Jeanine Meyer of Botkins

Clown, Grandma, Chicken........... Jennifer Poeppelman of Fort Loramie

Sugar, Grandpa, Disasters................... Brandon Ramsey of Cincinnati

Milk, Mouse...................................... Bethany Small of Bellefontaine

Dog..................................................... James Boyer of Lima

Cat....................................... Megan Collar of Columbus Grove

 


Dog (James  Boyer of Lima, left) and Cat (Megan Collar of Columbus Grove, right) fight like cats and dogs on the set of The Blue Bird at The Ohio State University at Lima

Clown (Jennifer Poeppelman of Fort Loramie, center) entrances the rest of cast of The Blue Bird at The Ohio State University at Lima

From left:  Brandon Ramsey of Cincinnati as Sugar, Jeanine Meyer of Botkins as the Fairy Berylune, and Bethany Small of Bellefontaine as Milk

The Fairy Berylune (Jeanine Meyer of Botkins, left) wakes the children Tyltyl (Brenda Hongingford of Delphos) and Mytyl (Miranda Crowe of Kenton) while Cat (Megan Collar of Columbus Grove) looks on in The Blue Bird at The Ohio State University at Lima

Tyltyl (Brenda Hongingford of Delphos, second from left) tells of an adventure to Dog (James Boyer of Lima), Mytyl (Miranda Crowe of Kenton) and Cat (Megan Collar of Columbus Grove) during The Blue Bird at The Ohio State University at Lima

Milk (Bethany Small, left) laments being made human to Sugar (Brandon Ramsey of Cincinnati) and Tyltyl (Brenda Hongingford of Delphos) in The Blue Bird at The Ohio State University at Lima

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