‘How to Be a Respectable Junkie’ coming to OWU


Ohio Wesleyan University will host one performance Oct. 27 of “How to Be a Respectable Junkie,” written by Greg Vovos and starring Christopher M. Bohan.

The performance will be held at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre inside OWU’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The play will conclude with a post-show discussion with the actor, playwright, and members of the Ohio Wesleyan and Delaware communities.

Based on a true story, this guest-artist event provides a humorous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful look at the nation’s opioid crisis and an in-depth look into the troubled soul of a Northeast Ohio man caught in heroin’s deadly grip. The performance contains depictions of drug use and adult language.

Roy Berko of the Cleveland Critics Circle, The American Critics Association, and Dance Critics Association, has proclaimed “How to Be a Respectable Junkie” to be a special evening of theater.

“Superb acting, within the confines of a meaningful script, it grabs and holds the audience’s attention,” Berko states. “This is absolute must-be-seen theater for anyone who goes to be informed, to share in a real experience, to see that there may be light at the end of a tunnel, while observing a master class in acting.”

The performance is presented by OWU’s Department of Theatre & Dance, and is part of the university’s 2018-2019 Sagan National Colloquium, an exploration of “Art and Engagement.”

Tickets are free but required because of limited seating. To reserve tickets, call the box office beginning Oct. 22 at 740-368-3855.

Learn more about the Sagan National Colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc and more about the Department of Theatre & Dance at www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.


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