PHOTOS: OU Theater Presents “Rashomon”

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The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater will present its second production of the 2014–2015 season, Rashomon by Ivor Benjamin, Oct. 29 through Nov. 8 in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater.

Japanese writer Ryonosuke Akutagawa’s short stories with themes of truth injustice, and perspective are adapted for the stage in this 2012 version. This ensemble production examines themes of gender, culture, and power as both historic and current issues.

Receiving international acclaim in Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 masterpiece, Rashomon has become an allegory for the influence of politics, and morality on our world view.

Rashomon is directed by Brian Evans, associate professor, Theater Division, in collaboration with Rebecca VerNooy, assistant professor, Theater Division.

Performances of Rashomon are Oct. 29–Nov. 1 and Nov. 5–8 a 8 p.m. The Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater is located in Kantner Hall on South College Street.

Tickets are free for OU students with a student ID, courtesy of Arts for Ohio. Regular tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for other students and seniors.

For more information and reservations call 740-593-1780 or stop by the Fine Arts Ticket Office, located at the East Union Street entrance of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Monday through Friday, 12-5 p.m.

Photos by Jasmine Beaubien