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Performing Arts Section

  • Music for music’s sake: Piano Fest to continue

    Pianist Karen Gardner and cellist Polly Case-Lohrer, shown above, will perform, along with pianist Sam Reich at the second concert in the Yellow Springs Piano Fest series. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The second concert of the Yellow Springs Piano Fest will be held Sunday, July 24, 7 p.m., in the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College.

  • The Bard, back under the stars at Antioch College

    Miriam Eckenrode Saari and Garrett Young danced to a sprightly fiddle tune (courtesy of the Corndrinkers, in background) during a rehearsal of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” last week. Performances are free, and will be held outside Antioch Hall (Main Building) on Fridays and Saturdays, July 15–16 and 22–23. Curtain is at 8 p.m. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Yellow Springs and Antioch College were once known around the world for a precedent-setting outdoor Shakespeare festival. This month, that tradition is being revived — in a small way, but with the hope of bigger things to come.

  • Shakespeare returns to Antioch College Friday and Saturday

    Miriam Eckenrode Saari and Garrett Young at a recent rehearsal for "Much Ado About Nothing," to be presented this weekend and next at Antioch College.

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company presents “Much Ado About Nothing” this weekend and next outdoors on the Antioch College campus.

  • YSKP’s focus on feisty Alice

    A troupe of young actors recently rehearsed for this year’s YSKP summer production “Alice, Although.” The musical chronicles the life of socialite and influential political force Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt. This year marks YSKP’s 22nd production, all of which have featured original stories and music. Front row, left to right, is Zoe Hamilton, Oskar Dennis, Kian Barker (standing), Miles Gilchrist. Next row is Ben McKee, Sophia Lawson, Violet Babb, Carina Basora, Luka Sage-Frabotta. Third row is Greer Faust and Lily Rainey. On the back platform is Izzana Speck-Almanzar and Zan Holtgrave. On the right platform is Camryn Strolger, Merida Kuder-Wexler, Hannah Hall. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    On a hot summer day last week, the Antioch Amphitheater was filled with kids singing and dancing in the midday sun. If someone missed their cue, the actors went back to their starting places and began the musical number anew. The temperature was in the upper 80s, and the day’s rehearsal was just getting started.

  • Local comedian to present art, comedy show

    Comedian and artist Luke Capasso will host a dual art and stand-up show at the YSAC Community Gallery on July 2.

    Artist and comedian Luke Capasso will host an art show and stand-up comedy special on Saturday, July 2, at the YSAC Community Gallery. Capasso will be joined by comedians Wendi Furguson and Dan Sebree.

  • World House Choir to welcome new members

    The World House Choir will welcome new members in advance of a new program to be debuted in September.

    The World House will welcome new singers on Monday, July 11, 7 p.m., in the Foundry Theater at Antioch College. The choir will debut a new program, “Come Sit at the Welcome Table,” in September.

  • YSKP’s 2016 summer season debuts ’Alice, Although’

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    YSKP’s 22nd summer musical begins Thursday, June 23 with the debut performance of “Alice, Although,” which tells the story of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Teddy Roosevelt and rule-breaking Washington VIP.

  • Antioch College — Visiting dancer dares defy gravity

    submitted photo by Jack Mitchell “Radical choreogrrapher” Elizabeth Streb of New York City will visit the Antioch College campus next Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10. She will answer questions following a documentary film of her work, “Born to Fly,” on Thursday at 7 at the college Arts and Science building. (Submitted photo)

    A MacArthur “genius” award winner, Elizabeth Streb is described in a 2015 New Yorker article as a “radical choreographer.” But Streb isn’t sure that her creations are actually dance.

  • See Ibsen classic at Foundry Theater

    The Antioch College Performance Department will present Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Antioch College’s Performance Department will stage a production of Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House,” directed by Tony Dallas, June 9–12 at 8 p.m. in the Foundry Theater’s Experimental Theater.

  • True stories told live at Yellow Springs Arts Council

    Story Slam, a live storytelling event that was a smash hit when it debuted in February, returns to the Yellow Springs Arts Council this Saturday, May 14, from 7–9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Here, Dayton-area writer Jude Walsh Whelley warms up for her winning story. It was the first story she had ever told to an audience. (Submitted photo)

    Jude Walsh Whelley had never told a story to an audience before. But that didn’t stop her from entering, and then winning, February’s Story Slam.

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