Thursday, November 10, 2016

OUC culminates 70th Anniversary with Dinner Theater event

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As a part of Ohio University – Chillicothe’s 70th anniversary celebration, a dinner theater event will take place on Nov. 18, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Bennett Hall.
The dinner will afford the opportunity for reminiscing of OUC’s storied past alongside alumni and friends of the university. Proceeds from the event will go to the Academic Success Center Expansion.
Following the dinner event, the OUC Theater Program will present “We (don’t) Remember: Cultural Memory in south-central Ohio” beginning at 8:00 p.m. The show peeks into the history lenses of south central Ohio and showcases multiple viewpoints to tell stories of the region. The portrayal of cultural norms, differences, and practices and will highlight some of Ohio’s richest history surrounding Hopewell Mounds, Erie Canal, Tecumseh, the creation of the state seal and more.
“While we have some grounding in the written and documented record of the region, we have a lot of fun with some of the past events we deal with, tweaking what the written record would have us believe of the past,” said Dr. Lance Mekeel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Communications.
The show will run from Nov. 18 through Nov. 20 in Bennett Hall Auditorium beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 for general admission, $3 for faculty and staff and free for students.
RSVPs for the dinner event are taking place through November 14. Contact Joyce Atwood at 740.710.7732 for more information.  
This two-part event serves as a culmination in the celebration of Ohio University – Chillicothe’s rich 70-year history in the area dating back to its start in 1946 as Ohio University’s first regional campus.

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