The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Theatre Auditions - "Back to the Divine Comedy"

Event Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Event Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Founders Auditorium, Ovalwood Hall

This work in development comes straight from Italy to an American premier in our theatre to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s original masterwork. Described by its creators (author Paolo Caselli and composer Claudio Caselli) as "a bit of musical, a bit of rock opera," it blends styles as diverse as those found in Rocky Horror, Alice in Wonderland, Grease, and West Side Story, and all based on the poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. A modern Dante starts a journey to the afterlife with the hope of bringing back to life his dead young wife. Following the path of his ancestor, he walks through hell, purgatory, and heaven. Along the way bizarre characters show him how eternal life has changed during the last 700 years. It is a timeless story of love, loss, facing your fears, and finding your way. Performance dates are February 28-March 2, 2020. Caution: Limited Strong Language. For more information on the audition process, please visit