AU Theatre offers The Theory of Relativity via On Demand streaming

02/22/2012 ASHLAND, Ohio -- Ashland University Theatre continues its 2020-2021 season celebrating the wonder of human connection with The Theory of Relativity, which will be available for On Demand streaming only from March 5 to May 1.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at A ticket allows the patron a 48-hour access to the production at any point during the run.

The musical production, with music and lyrics by Brian Hill and book by Neil Bartram, is  directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Teresa Durbin-Ames and recorded on the Hugo Young Theatre stage.

This unconventional musical song cycle was inspired by a mixture of Einstein’s famous theories, the many numbers of Pi, as well as college students and their real life experiences of love and loss. The show has a diverse cast of characters -- some who struggle with great expectations, others who have suffered the betrayal of a loved one, as well as those who must cope with a constantly changing world. It tells the stories of young people seamlessly intertwining their lives and voices with the precision of a scientific equation.

The cast includes seniors Macy Campbell (Genoa), AnnMarie Hill (Mansfield), Mia Kardotzke (Green Springs), David Tomlinson (Parma Heights); juniors Syd Genter (Mansfield), Katie Harrigan (Ashland), Matt Plumb (Elyria); sophomores Gavin Beck (Mansfield), Katie Snell (Sandusky), Lauren Vladyka (Willowick); and freshmen Tobin Grendzynski (North Ridgeville), Anthony Marchetta (Brecksville) and Mattie Vermilya (Findlay).

Guest artists on the production staff are Deb Logan, music director; Seth Morrison, technical director and scenic and lighting designer; D. Justin Bilewicz, costume designer; Katie Gibson, choreographer; Shley Snider, dramaturg. Students on the staff include Tristan Peterman (Dennison), projections designer; Sarah Graham (Kettering), stage manager; Belle Ayala (Parma) and Camden Edwards (Sunbury), assistant stage managers; and Lila Wolfe (Mansfield), Bethany Double (Farmdale) and Tyler Rice (Columbus), videographers.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.eduvalues 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.###