Students will unleash their own brand of creativity when The University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film hosts the annual 24-Hour Plays, to be presented Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre.
The event is being coordinated by the UT chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre fraternity.
For the performers, the mayhem will begin the night before on Friday, Jan. 29, when students are divided into teams whose members collaborate to write, produce and rehearse the play. They have until just before showtime Saturday to pull it together for performance.
“It’s always amazing to me how the deadline crunch squeezes out some of the most creative juice from our students. They always have a blast doing it, and audiences always enjoy it, too,” said Dr. Edmund Lingan, UT associate professor and chair of theatre and film. “Most of the plays end up being short comedies, but not always. You just never know exactly what they’re going to come up with, but it’s always a fun time.”
For those wishing to participate in the 24-Hour Plays, sign-up sheets are available on the Alpha Psi Omega bulletin board in the Center for Performing Arts near the vending machines.
Tickets to the 24-Hour Plays are sold in advance or at the door for $10 general admission and $5 for students, children, seniors, members of the military, and UT faculty and staff. Advance tickets are available through the Center for Performing Arts Box Office by calling 419.530.ARTS (2787) or online at utoledo.tix.com.