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Owens presents “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory”

Community members of all ages are invited to join the bilingual adventures of


“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” as Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts presents the theatrical version of a timeless favorite in both spoken English and American Sign Language Sunday, March 7.

The performance, which will be held in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre at 2 p.m., is the third in the series of three Family Fun Sundays presented by Owens.

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tells the story of five lucky children winning the chance of a lifetime to tour Mr. Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. Once inside, Charlie and the other four winners witness amazing wonders ranging from sweet-tasting wallpaper to a chocolate waterfall. The adaptation of the Sign Stage on Tour’s
theatrical production is based on the book by internationally recognized author Roald Dahl.


Local events offer plenty of ways to beat “cabin fever”

Through March 14: Paris: City of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Hitchcock and Stevens Galleries. Art history students at the University of Toledo selected objects from TMA’s collection depicting Paris and the work of Parisian artists. Free admission. 419-255-8000 or

Through April 30: Animation Exhibition, Imagination Station, One Discovery Way, Toledo. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. 419-244-2674.

Through April 25: Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks, Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery. Photographer, journalist and film director Gordon Parks captured a cross section of the human experience-from wealth to poverty, fame to obscurity. This compelling exhibition was organized by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Sanford University. or 419-255-8000.

Through May 30: Whistler: Influences, Friends and the Not-So-Friendly, Toledo Museum of Art, Works on Paper Galleries. The exhibition highlights the talents of the iconic American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), positioning his work within the context of his contemporaries, influences, friends, and enemies.


Ottawa County native wins Sundance Award
Elmore native Zak Mulligan won the 2010 Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival for his work on “Obsolidia.”

Zak served as the director of photography for the film, which was written and directed by Diane Bell.

A graduate of Woodmore High School, Zak earned a BFA from Arizona State University. Since graduating from college, he has shot three feature films, traipsed through the catacombs of Paris with a camera, shot numerous documentaries, commercials and music videos all over the U.S. and the world.

The son of Mark Mulligan, of Elmore, and Kathy Fahle, also of Elmore, he lives in New York City. He is a fixture in the Brooklyn Independent filmmaking scene and is a founding member of the filmmaking collective, Radius 5. He is working to develop the feature film, “I’m Not Me,” in which a man struggles with the death of his wife, only to realize that they may have another chance at life together.

“Obsolidia” can be reserved on Netflix, and much of Zak’s work can be seen at


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