Ashland University Theatre Professor Appears in Actors' Summit Comedy

2/16/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Ric Goodwin, professor of theatre at Ashland University, is spending his faculty study leave performing in two productions for the Actors' Summit Theater, Akron's professional theatre company.

Goodwin is one of the main actors in the comedy "Becky's New Car," which runs now through the end of February with performances held Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. on the intimate 150-seat theater located on the 6th floor of Greystone Hall in downtown Akron.

Written by playwright Steven Dietz, the comedy asks the question: "If a handsome millionaire thought your husband was dead, how much trouble could you get into before he and your husband found out?

Regular performance tickets are $30 on Fridays and Saturdays, $27 on Thursdays and Sundays, with seniors receiving a $3 discount at regular Thursday and Sunday performances. All full-time students with ID are $7 at all performances. Additional discounts are available to groups of 10 or more. A dining option also is available at the theater. Reservations can be made with a credit card at 330-374-7568 or on-line through the website at www.actorssummit.org<http://www.actorssummit.org>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.