Theatre's Unnecessary Farce opens Friday, Nov. 9

Comedic play is the first of the 2018-19 season.

Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its first theatrical production of the 2018-19 season, “Unnecessary Farce”, a comedy by playwright Paul Slade Smith.

The cast of “Unnecessary Farce” will take to the campus’ stage for opening night at 7:30 p.m. Friday in The Mary J. Timken Theatre, which is located in the newly expanded and renovated Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. 

Directed by Kent State Stark Theatre Director Jim Weaver, “Unnecessary Farce” is a play about an embezzling mayor who is supposed to meet with his female accountant in a cheap motel room. Two undercover police officers are in the room next door. Still, confusion abounds as to who is in which room, who has taken the money and who has hired a hit man. 

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The show also will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

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 student IDs.  

POSTED: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:39am
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:39am
Melissa Griffy Seeton