Originally created as a radio opera, “The Old Maid and the Thief” will be staged as an old-fashioned 1930s radio show, complete with sound effects and commercial breaks.
The performance will open in the context of the fictionalized “NBC Radio Hour” sponsored by Buick. A narrator accompanied by the Buick Belles will set the stage for the opera.
“The Old Maid and the Thief” finds two women — one old, one young — vying for the attentions of a man suspected of being an escaped convict. Both women go to absurd lengths to win his heart, while keeping gossiping neighbors at bay.
Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday show will be at 3 p.m.
Tickets — $10, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for students taking UT music classes with ID — are available through the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 419.530.2375 or utoledo.edu/boxoffice, and will be available at the door.
Visit the UT Opera Ensemble here.