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February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 2, 2020

One event on March 1, 2020 at 2:30 pm

The American Premier of a New Rock Opera by lyricist and author Paolo Caselli and composer Claudio Caselli

This work in development comes straight from Italy to an American premier in our theatre to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s original masterwork. Described by its creators as “a bit of musical, a bit of rock opera,” it blends styles as diverse as those found in Rocky Horror, Alice in Wonderland, Grease, and West Side Story, and all based on the poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.

A modern Dante starts a journey to the afterlife with the hope of bringing back to life his dead young wife. Following the path of his ancestor, he walks through hell, purgatory, and heaven. Along the way bizarre characters show him how eternal life has changed during the last 700 years. It is a timeless story of love, loss, facing your fears, and finding your way.
NOTE: Strong Language/content warning for this show

  • Friday February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday February 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday March 1 at 2:30 p.m.
  • *Monday March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

2019-20 Ticket Prices and Policies

$8.00 • General Admission
$6.00 • Senior Citizens, OSU-M and NCSC Faculty and Staff and accompanying family members, Students

Tickets can now be purchased in three ways:
1. In Ovalwood Hall Room 269 M-T 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the two weeks before any show (no fee)
2. At the Founders Auditorium Box Office in the 45 minutes before each show (no fee)
3. Online through Ticketmaster (convenience fee)

Friends of the Theatre receptions follow all FRIDAY night shows.

*“STUDENT NIGHT” DEAL: OSUM and NCSC students can see MONDAY night shows for a $5 ticket that includes a pre-show Fun Food Night (pizza, tacos, and more) at 6:30 in the Buckeye Café and admission to the 7:30 performance that follows next door in Founders Auditorium.


February 28, 2020
7:30 pm
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The Ohio State University At Mansfield Theatre & Stage
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Mansfield, OH 44906
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