Magritte’s Passion for Art


Nia Lambdin , Managing Editor

The BGSU Department of Theatre and Film will present “This is Not a Pipe Dream” on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Conrad Choral room at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. 

This family-friendly production was written by Barry Kornhauser and is based on the early life of René Magritte. The story follows Magritte as he discovers a passion for painting and pursues his dream. 

Certain parts of Magritte’s life throughout the play will be paralleled with certain paintings, along with an abundance of wordplay, slapstick repetitions and witty one-liners. The play pairs fun theatrically with Margritte’s history and art to create a production for young audiences. 

“This is Not a Pipe Dream” features costumes designed by Margaret McCubbin, scenic design by Bradford Clark, scenic art and props by Kelly Mangan, wardrobe by Laurel Daman, technical direction by Dan Mangan and directed by Heather Utsler-Smith. 

The production team includes BGSU students Natalie Avery and Abigail Hart as stage managers and scenic design by Leon Wang. 

Tickets are free for BGSU students and those 18 and younger while adults have a fee of $5 for tickets. In order to purchase tickets in advance, visit

For additional information, contact the BGSU Department of Theatre and Film Box Office at 419-372-8171.