Free Oliver Hazard Perry Performance at Owens

Posted Aug 22nd, 2012 by Brad Meyer  Category: Arts & Entertainment


Area residents are invited to relive the War of 1812 and arguably one of its most significant moments and military leaders of that time as Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts presents “Oliver Hazard Perry: Hero of Lake Erie” in a scholarly portrayal by Fine and Performing Arts Assistant Professor Jeremy Meier on Monday, Sept. 10.

Meier’s 35-minute monologue as Commodore Perry about the Battle of Lake Erie will begin at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The performance, which is taking place in conjunction with the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812, is free and open to the public.

Adorned in period clothing, which was designed and constructed by Owens Fine and Performing Arts Adjunct Instructor Nichole Newman, Meier will provide insight into Perry’s life while serving in the U.S. Navy. Perry is well known for his victory over an entire British squadron during the Battle of Erie, which elevated his status to national hero.

Meier was commissioned by the Ohio Humanities Council to develop and write “Oliver Hazard Perry: Hero of Lake Erie”. The Sylvania resident has presented his portrayal of Perry in several communities throughout Ohio in 2012.

For more information about this event, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2798 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2798.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo.

Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit

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