Actors Collaborative Toledo presents:
Ben Hur and Rocket Man will be performed at:
The Village Players Theatre
2740 Upton Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43606
Actors Collaborative Toledo in collaboration with The Village Players Theatre:
"Ben Hur" by Patrick Barlow
directed by Irina Zaurov
July 22-24, 2022
Based on one of the timeless stories of one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century, this stage adaptation condenses the epic tale so that it can be told by just four actors. The story follows an amateur theatre troupe as they produce the massive tale of the fictional Jewish prince and merchant Judah Ben-Hur. He falls to galley slave and rises to champion charioteer within Jerusalem during the life of Jesus Christ, while the actors struggle along through the piece as rivalries form and offstage romances interfere. Complete with chariot race, sea battle, and stage combat, Patrick Barlow weaves his compressed style popularized by The 39 Steps into one of the largest stories ever told.
"Rocket Man" by Steven Dietz
directed by Dave Nelms
July 29-31, 2022
ROCKET MAN is a serious comedy about the road not taken. Donny Rowan has placed everything he owns on his front lawn, along with a sign that reads: “Here’s my life. Make an offer.” He has cut a skylight into his attic and placed his E-Z Boy recliner underneath—where he can sit, staring at the stars. Somewhere in the universe, Donny believes, is a place where all the roads we never chose converge. ROCKET MAN explores one man’s obsessive desire to find this “parallel world” —and the profound effect of his decision on his family and friends.