Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158
treed@ashland.edu

Artistic Director

Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
234 Center for the Arts
419.289.5821
tdurbin@ashland.edu

Auditions and General Information

Brittany Kohut
Administrative Assistant
419.289.5100
music@ashland.edu

Directions

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158
treed@ashland.edu

Artistic Director

Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames
234 Center for the Arts
419.289.5821
tdurbin@ashland.edu

Auditions and General Information

Brittany Kohut
Administrative Assistant
419.289.5100
music@ashland.edu

Directions

Directions

 

2020-2021 Ashland University Theatre Season

The Theory of Relativity

Music & Lyrics by Neil Bertram, Book by Brian Hill | Directed by Teresa Durbin-Ames

March 5-May 1, 2021

The Theory of Relativity will be available for On Demand streaming from March 5 to May 1. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/46695. Once purchased, a ticket will be valid for a 48 hour period.

Inspired by a mixture of Einstein’s famous theories, the many numbers of Pi, and familiar physics class word problems, Brian Hill and Neil Bartram’s The Theory of Relativity breaks away from the conventional musical. This song cycle tells the stories of young men and women from a variety of backgrounds, seamlessly intertwining their lives and voices with the precision of a scientific equation. The show depicts a diverse cast of characters; some that struggle with great expectations, others that have suffered betrayal from a loved one, as well as those that must cope with a constantly changing world. Regardless of who you are or where you come from, you can be sure to find yourself in The Theory of Relativity.

The final number of The Theory of Relativity repeats the phrase “I am nothing without you.” This theme of the wonder of human connection is the thread that ties our 2020-2021 season together. In such uncertain times, it is important that we remember the close bonds that we share with our friends, families, and loved ones. It is just as critical that we understand how our actions and decisions, be they positive or negative, impact everyone around us. Each show this season reflects the necessity of each of these relationships. We’ve all had a Florence in our life that we care for despite their quirky habits, or a Duke Orsino that we’d go to the ends of the earth for. The Theory of Relativity brings our theatre season to a close by reminding us of all the wonders of human connection.