Monday, June 5, 2017

OUC Theater Program honored by Ohio House of Representatives

The Ohio University Chillicothe Theater Program has been recognized by the Ohio House of Representatives 132nd General Assembly by honoring and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the theater program at OUC.

Dr. Lance Mekeel, OUC theater program director, received the award in early June which was sponsored by Rep. Gary Scherer of the Ohio House District 92, which encompasses portions of Ross County.

The award pays tribute to the program; Dr. Kenneth Breidenbaugh, who founded the program; Dr. Lance Mekeel, and the people associated with the theater program, “who help to promote a positive impact on the quality of life in our society.”

The individuals involved in the program “have gained the esteem and appreciation of the entire community, and their dedicated efforts are the hallmark of concerned and responsible citizenship.”

Mekeel stated he was honored to continue the legacy set forth by Dr. Breidenbaugh and hopes to further contribute to the cultural and artistic endeavors of this community.

In March, the theater program celebrated its 20th anniversary with its production of past plays and a reception.

The OUC theater program was brought to life by Assistant Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, Dr. Kenneth Breidenbaugh, in March 1997 with the school’s first production of Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart.

Since then, the theater program at OUC has been supporting the university’s mission to provide cultural opportunities for all Ohioans in the south-central Ohio region.

In the fall, the OUC theater program will present The Trojan Women: A Love Story. 

To read more information about the theater programs 20th anniversary, click here.

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