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The Freed Center to present ‘Edges’

Sep 15, 2015

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “Edges” from Sept. 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. A second show will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, at 10:30 p.m. There also will be a matinee performances on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. 

“Edges” is a song cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Tony-nominated Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“Dogfight,” “James and the Giant Peach”) in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this charming, witty and honest examination of adulthood explores what happens when individuals are teetering on the edges of their lives. 

The musical is under the direction of Brandon Ivie, who recently made his off-Broadway directing debut with Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster’s “Jasper in Deadland” and directed the world premiere of “Lizard Boy” at the Tony Award-winning Seattle Repertory Theatre. Michael Jordan, ONU lecturer in music, will serve as music director.

The cast includes Riley Alexander, a sophomore musical theatre major from Ottawa, Ohio; Briana Biffath, a senior musical theatre major from Hilliard, Ohio; Anne Cape, senior musical theatre major and arts administration minor from Naples, Fla.; Elena Coleman, a junior musical theatre and public relations major from McKees Rocks, Pa.; David James Grant, a senior musical theatre major from Medina Ohio; Garrett Hill, a senior musical theatre major from Ridgeway, Ohio; Katie Hotz, a junior musical theatre and communications major from Millbury, Ohio; Joey Nicoletti, a sophomore musical theatre major from Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Patrick Riley, a sophomore musical theatre and public relations major from Findlay, Ohio; and Megan Timmons, a sophomore musical theatre major from Greenwood, Ind.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Tickets are $10 for ONU faculty and staff and $5 for ONU students and children. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at http://www.onu.edu/freed