Articles About theater

  • BLOG-Bread, Salt, and Wine

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    Follow me through the day as my family prepares to host the main course of a progressive dinner to benefit the local nonprofit Yellow Springs Home, Inc.

  • Dallas directs UD play— A collaborative process of discovery

    The University of Dayton will present Eleemosynary at its Boll Theater beginning this weekend, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 3 and 4, and 7 p.m. on Feb. 5. The play, which continues next weekend, is directed by Yellow Springs resident Tony Dallas and stars local actor Marcia Nowik, who are shown discussing the play at Dallas’s Stafford Street home. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    When actor, playwright and director Tony Dallas reads a play that he likes very much, the play resonates and stays with him for weeks or months afterward. That’s what happened when he read Eleemosynary, a 1985 work by Lee Blessing.

  • YSHS presents ‘Last Night of Ballyhoo’

    The Yellow Springs High School fall play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, will be presented this weekend and next, Nov. 11–13 and 18–20 at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Mills Lawn gym. Shown are principals, counter clockwise from bottom left, Lela Dewey, Liana Rothman, Zyna Bakari, Ben Green, Lydia Jewett, Talia Boutis, Colton Pitstick and Rory Papania. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    No one ever talks about Jews in Atlanta, even the Jews in Atlanta. That’s why Alfred Uhlry’s romantic comedy about a small Jewish community living in the capital of the South in 1939 opens with a Christmas tree.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    A mischievous Puck (Kes-lina Luomo) crouches over a sleeping Lysander (Travis Cook) in FreeShakespeare!'s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    FreeShakespeare! performed their rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Antioch amphitheater last Saturday evening.

  • The community in community theater

    A group of local actors and theater-lovers will present Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard this weekend and next in the Presbyterian Church’s Westminster Hall as a fundraiser to raise money for upgrades to the hall to create a performance space. Pictured above are actors Miriam Eckenrode and Natalie Sanders, actor/director Marsha Nowik and actor Howard Shook, producer Kay Reimers, stage manager Amy Cunningham and actors Ali Thomas and Gary Reimers. Not pictured are actors Thor Sage, Brendan Sheehan and Troy Lindsay. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The value of theater in a small town goes beyond entertainment; as well as providing something interesting to do on a weekend night, theater brings people together for a shared experience.

  • Group presents Chekhov as fund-raiser

    The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov will be presented tonight, April 9, at 8 p.m. at Westminster Hall in the First Presbyterian Church, and next Friday and Saturday nights at the same time. The event is a fund-raiser in an effort to enhance the hall as a performance space. Shown above are, from left, actors Miriam Eckenrode, Natalie Sanders, Ali Thomas, Howard Shook and Gary Reimers.

    A group of local actors and theater enthusiasts are presenting Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard tonight, April 9, at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, and next weekend on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, at the same time. Tickets are $10. The goal is to raise money to enhance the church’s Westminster Hall as a performance space.

  • YSHS One Acts a wild ride

    The YSHS One Acts have always been a wild experience on the stage.

  • Local sketch comedians perform “What?”

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    The Artists Formerly Known As The Third Friday Players will present “‘What?’: An Exploration of Dreams, Reality and Numbers,” another meta-philosophic dramatic sketch comedy performance with the same superhero in it.

  • Wilde and witty

    YSHS presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest this weekend and next, Nov. 12–14 and 19–21, beginning at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $8 and $5. Pictured in back from left are Malaika Carver-Halley, Zeb Reichert, Adam Zaremsky, Rory Papania, Ben Green, Elliot Cromer and Quinn Leventhal. On the chaise are Bella Hernandez, Kelly Miller and Lydia Jewett. The lady servants are Zyna Bakari, Lauren Westendorf, Lenaya Leeds and Emma Holman-Smith. See the article on page 12 of this week's issue. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

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  • Group keeps theater arts going

    Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association board members are shown with props from Urinetown, Guys & Dolls, Big River and other past productions. In the back row, from left, are Laurie Dewey, Sheila Miller, Daniele Norman and Georgia Solomon; middle row, Mary Beth Burkholder, Moira Laughlin, Debbie Henderson; front row, Jerome Borchers. Board members not pictured are Libby Rudolf, Kelley Callahan and Kathleen Krehbiel. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    When a new pit orchestra conductor was needed three weeks before the opening of last spring’s high school musical, the Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association, or YSHSTAA, scrambled to find one. When concerns about censorship of student-written plays arose…

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