Ohio Wesleyan Theatre & Dance Department Presents ‘Ring Round the Moon’

Witty, Whimsical Comedy Scheduled for Five Performances April 13 through April 22

Ohio Wesleyan University’s production of ‘Ring Round the Moon’ features sophomore Jason Bogdany of Twinsburg, Ohio, as Patrice Bombelles and sophomore Jackie Amanna of Raleigh, N.C., as Lady India. (Photo by Elizabeth Bartz)

DELAWARE, OHIO – Romance will fill the air at Ohio Wesleyan University when the Department of Theatre & Dance presents the play “Ring Round the Moon,” a witty, whimsical comedy filled with the twists and turns of mistaken identities and misguided love.

“Ring Round the Moon” will be performed at 8 p.m. April 13, 14, 20, and 21, and at 2 p.m. April 22 on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, on the Ohio Wesleyan campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855.

“Ring Round the Moon” was written in 1947 by French playwright Jean Anouilh and later adapted and translated by English playwright Christopher Fry. Anouilh also is known for “The Waltz of the Toreadors,” “The Lark,” and “Becket.”

“Ring Round the Moon” is set during a ball at a French château and features a mysterious dancer, a set of identical twins, wealthy guests, and a wily aunt.

Ohio Wesleyan’s production is directed by Edward Kahn, Ph.D., associate professor of theatre & dance, with set design by D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr., M.F.A.; costumes by Jacqueline Shelley, M.F.A.; and lighting by senior Ed Howland of Somerville, Mass., who is completing his capstone theatre experience. Junior Leah Shaeffer of Columbus, Ohio, is serving as stage manager.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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