Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Black Comedy” 

Posted Oct 18, 2022

The Otterbein University Departments of Theatre and Dance presents “Black Comedy” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, and 8 p.m. on Oct. 21, 21, 28, and 29 in the Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St., Westerville. Tickets cost $22. Call 614-823-1109 or visit

Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe, returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords, and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

The box office is open 12-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and one hour prior to performances. It is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Student Rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability.

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Title: “Black Comedy, A Farce by Peter Shaffer 

When: Oct. 20-22, 28 and 29, 2022 

Where: Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St., Westerville 

Production Team

Directed by Aviva Neff 

Scenic Design by Stephanie Gerckens 

Costume Design by Morgan Joyner  

Lighting Design by Anna Wehrmann 

Sound Design by Kitty Mader 

Stage Managed by Libby Carroll

Cast List

  • Brindsley Miller
  • Carol Melkett
  • Miss Furnival
  • Colonel Melkett
  • Harold Gorringe
  • Schuppanzigh
  • Clea
  • Georg Baumberger
  • Understudies
  • Ian Peloza
  • Kora Duvall 
  • Beth Sanford
  • John Michael McCall
  • Jackson Gifford
  • Isaac Steiger
  • Jessica Noal
  • Nate Dirksen
  • Sierra Gelbman
  • Jack Giglia 

Performance Schedule

All performances in the Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St., Westerville.

  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.                                                                     
  • Friday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m.  
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.  
  • Saturday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.
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