2019-2020 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

2019-2020 Ashland University Arts Guide Now Available

8/29/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the Ashland University Theatre season, Department of Music concerts and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions.

Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events as a one-stop reference guide that includes events from Aug. 26 to May 3.

Inside the Arts Guide, patrons will find descriptions of each event, information about the University's various venues, ticket prices and ordering information. The publication also lists various Web and Facebook pages for patrons to visit throughout the year for up-to-date schedules including additions and changes which occasionally occur with live events.

Highlights of the Arts Guide include:

  • Ashland University Theatre's three-show season featuring "Stories of Courage" with each told in a different style (drama, comedy and musical) and set in varying time periods and places. These three shows differ in many ways but the messages are timeless and universal. 
    • In Arthur Miller's An Enemy of the People, the local doctor discovers the waters are poisoned, but the press won't report it and the city officials refuse to listen while his family's safety is put in danger.
    • The storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels the musical Mamma Mia! which focuses on a single mother who has made her way through the years with strength and determination.
    • Neil Simon's hilarious comedy classic The Odd Couple is retold as a female version with Florence and Olive instead of Felix and Oscar. Olive's easy going outlook on life clashes with Florence's highly strung neurotic tendencies which tests their friendship to the limit with hilarious consequences and outcomes. 
  • Department of Music's 44th Annual Madrigal Feaste and Maplerock Jazz Festival along with many recitals and concerts performed by the University's award-winning students, highly acclaimed faculty and world-renowned visiting artists.
  • Coburn Gallery's exhibitions focusing on the work of nationally known contemporary artists as well as Ashland University art faculty and students in various mediums including sculpture, drawing, found objects and more.

For a copy of the 2019-2020 Arts Guide, contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu. The Arts Guide can also be accessed online at www.ashland.edu/tickets, or at any of the department Web pages or Facebook pages. For ticketed events, the Ashland University Box Office will open for regular hours on September 9 or tickets can be purchased now at Ashland.edu/Tickets (additional fees apply).

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply 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. ###