Roe Green Visiting Director Series presents world premiere of Ron West's "Any Resemblance"

Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance concludes its 2018-2019 production season with the Roe Green Visiting Director Series presentation of Ron West's "Any Resemblance." The world premiere production runs April 19-28 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. 


For tickets call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. The box office is open Mon. – Fri., Noon to 5 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for Kent State University alumni, $14 for faculty and staff, $14 for seniors (60+) and non-Kent State students age 18 and under are $10. Tickets for full-time, Kent campus undergraduates are free of charge. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person.  Flex pass subscriptions are also available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash. 


Written and directed by Kent State University alumnus Ron West, "Any Resemblance" is the story of TV actor Stanley Curson. A man whose face we know but name we don't, Stanley navigates his not quite Hollywood life, getting caught up in tinsel town's antics in the along the way. 


The "Any Resemblance" production team includes costume design by Yi Chen, lighting design by associate professor Jakyung C. Seo, scenic design by Patrick Ulrich, sound design by Caleb Stoller, and technical direction by Alex Barnhart. Paige Dornheggen is the assistant director, Nate Holley is the props master, and Faith Roush is the production stage manager.


The Roe Green Visiting Director Series was established in 2003 by Kent State alumna and Cleveland-based philanthropist Roe Green. An initial $25,000 donation was repeated annually until 2018 when Ms. Green endowed the Series with a $2.2 million gift allowing it to continue in perpetuity. Through the program, the School of Theatre and Dance invites a guest professional director each year to work in residency with students and direct one of the School's Main Stage productions. The School of Theatre and Dance is fortunate to be able to offer this diverse opportunity to its students. Now in its 16th year, the Roe Green Visiting Director Series continues to bring professional directors to Kent State University.



2018-2019 Roe Green Visiting Director

Ron West is a writer, director, and actor.  Last year he directed Twist Your Dickensfor Portland Center Stage and his musical deLEARious for the Open Fist Theater in Los Angeles.   He is the author or co-author of The People vs Friar LaurencedeLEARiousNeil Simon's Musical FoolsSex and the Second CityDisgruntled Employee HandbookWelcome to Your Alternative Reality, among other titles.   He adapted The Comedy of Errors and Taming of the Shrew for Chicago Shakespeare.  He has directed many shows for The Second City, including the award winning Curious George Goes to War.  He is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, WGA, Dramatists Guild, and ASCAP.    He appeared on Whose Line Is It, Anyway?Third Rock from the Sun and many other TV shows.  He is a 1982 graduate of KSU and a Porthouse Alumnus 1980 and 1981.  He bats right and throws right. xo to CAB.



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POSTED: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 5:38pm
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