Toledo Rep to present ‘Auntie Mame’Written by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
The Toledo Rep’s latest production is a stage adaptation of Patrick Dennis’ novel “Auntie Mame.” The play, which was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, will open on April 16.
The production is directed by Rep Artistic Director Lee Krahenbuhl. While the production marks Krahenbuhl’s directorial debut with the Rep, he is no stranger to the stage.
“I am very familiar with this piece; in fact it was the first play I ever appeared in as an actor in college. When I decided to take on this material, I knew that I wanted the play to be separate from other adaptations, to stand on its own, which I think is a real accomplishment when you consider how popular the material is,” Krahenbuhl said. “There have been a number of previous adaptations, including the film. One of the other difficult aspects of this production was being as close to flawless with our transitions as possible, which was a lot of work given a cast of this size.”
Krahenbuhl received his doctorate from the University of Oregon. He first came to our area as a visiting professor of communications at UT. He has since taught at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio. His previous directing credits include such classics as “Godspell” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
In addition to his directing duties, Krahenbuhl also served as the production’s sound designer. Featured actors include John Jenkinson, Jimmy McHugh, Amy Spaulding-Heuring, Evie Ann Yawn, Barbara Barkan, Scott Dibling, Patti Liebenthal-Feinstein, Tim Teague, Inge Klopping, Bill Perry, Fred Robinson, Jessica Wenner, Samantha Rousos, Austin Filas, Kate Argow, Cindy Bilby, Janna Gerke, Jeffrey Albright, R. Aggie Alt and Elizabeth Cottle.
The production runs through May 2. Showtime is 8 p.m. for Thursday-Saturday performances. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 pm. For a more complete list of show dates visit the Web site www.toledorep.org.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for students over 13 and $5 for children. Group rates are also available for parties of 10 or more. The Toledo Rep is located Downtown at 16 10th Street.
For more information, call (419) 243-9277.
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