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.
“Black Comedy” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Aviva Neff
Campus Center Theatre
Individual Tickets $22
October 20, 7:30pm
October 21, 8:00pm
October 22, 8:00pm
October 28, 8:00pm
October 29, 8:00pm
Individual Tickets will be for Sale on August 30 at noon.
Directed by Melissa Lusher
Ticket Pricing & Policy
Box Office Hours
The Otterbein Theatre Box Office will open August 30 (Tuesday-Friday from 12:00-4:00pm) for regular business hours. Prior to August 30, messages left on the box office voicemail will be returned within 5 business days. Note: Staff will be on vacation July 21-August 7 and no messages will be returned during this time.
Season Subscription Renewal Orders will be processed beginning July 18, 2022.
New Subscriptions will be processed beginning August 20, 2022.
Individual Ticket Sales begin August 30 at noon.
Contact the Box Office: 614.823.1109 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Season Subscripton Packages
Season Subscription Packages are $97 and include tickets to “A Little Night Music,” “Dance 2022: Find Me in the Shadows,” “Our Town,” and “Bright Star.” Subscribers may add the Campus Center Studio Production, “Black Comedy” to their package for the discounted price of $15*.
*Production must be added at time of subscription purchase to qualify for the discount. Tickets for “The Launch: A Senior Cabaret” are not part of the subscription package and must be purchased separately.
Individual Ticket Prices
- A Little Night Music: $30
- Black Comedy: $22
- Dance 2022: Find Me In the Shadows: $22
- The Launch: A Senior Cabaret: $30 (a fundraiser for the NY Senior Showcase)
- Our Town: $22
- Bright Star: $30
All sales are final. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled performance.
Opening night performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.
All other regular performances begin at 8:00 pm.
Tickets for Otterbein Students, Faculty and Staff:
Academic Year Productions:
All Otterbein University full-time students receive FREE tickets to all mainstage theatre and dance productions during the academic year. Otterbein University faculty and staff receive FREE tickets for those within their households to all performances. Tickets can be reserved with a valid Cardinal Card at the Cowan Hall box office, or by scanning the QR code found on production posters hanging throughout campus and completing the form. Tickets requested via the QR code will be emailed by the next business day of box office operation.
Do not use the online ticketing system for complimentary or reduced priced ticketing. Otterbein Students, Faculty, and Staff must reserve tickets in person with a valid Cardinal Card at the Theatre Box Office or via the QR code found on production posters. The Box office does not offer refunds or exchanges for individual ticket sales.
Otterbein Summer Theatre Productions:
Otterbein Students, Faculty, Staff receive FREE tickets to all Otterbein Summer Theatre productions.
Student Rush Tickets:
Discount tickets are offered for all performances one hour prior to curtain (pending availability) for those with a valid student ID. Please contact the box office for pricing.
COVID-19 Theatre Protocols
Due to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio Department of Health, and Franklin County Public Health, Otterbein University is now mask optional. Masks are not required for audiences, but we support those who choose to wear a mask or need to wear a mask due to health concerns.
Costume Rentals & Donations
Interested in Donating Clothing or Renting Costumes?
After reading the following information, all inquiries about costume rentals/donations should be directed to the Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823 – 1203.
We are happy to accept unique vintage items that fit the following criteria:
- Pre 1980’s fashions including furs, gowns, suits, and other stage-worthy items
- Fabrics/clothing are in good condition without dry-rot, mildew, moth damage, etc
- The clothing must be able to withstand excessive movement, such as running and dancing, without being damaged
- Adult-sized items. Women’s wear must have a minimum waist measurement of 26”
We do NOT accept the following:
- Children’s clothing
- Items that are too fragile/damaged to be worn by an active dancer/actor.
- Clothing from 1980’s to Current, unless the item is in very good condition and is unique.
- Domestic textiles such as linens, doilies, etc.
- Retail Halloween costumes or other disposable-quality items
Donations will become the property of the Otterbein Costume Shop and will be used in whatever manner the designers see fit, which may include altering the garment beyond recognition, destruction, disposal, or resale. We have a limited storage area and can only accept/keep items we are confident we can use.
If you desire a Gift In-Kind Form, please tell the Costume Shop Supervisor. You will need to send photos of the items and declare their value. We will determine if the valuation is appropriate and decide which items we will accept. We will then submit the donation information to Otterbein University administration. After the donation is approved and you have delivered the items, you’ll receive a donation letter for tax purposes from the University. This process may take a few weeks.
To schedule a donation drop-off or to begin the Gift in Kind process, contact the Costume Shop Supervisor.
The Otterbein Theatre & Dance costume shop provides rentals to theatrical productions for a fee. Please be aware of the following policies:
- We do not rent costumes to individuals or private events, we rent ONLY to theatrical productions.
- We do not loan shoes, hats, or jewelry.
- We generally do not have the time to pull for rentals, but we allow designers/costume coordinators to come and pull their own rentals.
- We will pull/ship costumes of a very specific nature or on a whole-show basis. Such as the matching dresses for How to Succeed or Guys & Dolls.
To schedule a donation drop-off or rental, please contact Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823-1203.