Theatre's 'Once' Opens Friday, April 8

Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its final theatrical production of the 2021-22 season with “Once", written by Enda Walsh and music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.

The cast will take to the campus’ stage for opening night at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in The Mary J. Timken Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. 

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.

Featuring all the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly," this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all. A show like that only comes around Once.

"Once" is directed by Kent State Stark Theatre Director TC Mavis Jennings.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on April 8, 9, 15 and 16; and 2 p.m. on April 10 and 17.

Tickets for the show can be purchased online at, by phone at 330-244-3348 or in person at the box office in the Fine Arts Lobby. Will call opens one hour prior to performances. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and non-KSU students. Tickets are free to all Kent State students with current student IDs.  

POSTED: Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 10:23am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 10:46am
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