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Performing Arts Section

  • Eruptions of blues, jazz and gospel to happen all around Yellow Springs this weekend

    Photo by Aaron Zaremsky

    Yellow Springs’ Blues, Jazz & Gospel Fest returns this weekend, starting Thursday, Sept. 24, and continuing all around the village.

  • Ten-Minute Play Festival to return


    Submissions are currently being accepted for the annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, which will be presented in October.

  • YSKP’s animals to save the farm

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse’s summer play, “The Farm,” blends a recounting of the 1999 Whitehall Farm auction with George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” Playing some of the human, animal and spirit characters in the show are, from left, Chloe Thompson, Reese Elam, Sophie Lawson, Carina Basora, Violet Babb, Malaya Booth, Ben McKee, Zan Holtgrave, Daphne Trillana and Camila Dallas-Gonzalez. (Submitted photo by Tod Tyslan)

    YSKP’s 21st original musical, “The Farm,” is inspired by the events of the Whitehall Farm auction and George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” The play asks the question — can the wild animals, farm animals and human kids work together to save their beloved farm from developers?

  • Animals, kids and spirits save farm in YSKP show


    The Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse retells the 1999 Whitehall Farm auction using animals, land spirits and human characters.

  • History resounds in Clifton chautauqua

    The Ohio Chautauqua comes to Clifton June 30–July 4, with both daytime and evening workshops and performances. Historic performances will be given by, clockwise from left, Hank Fincken as gold seeker J.G. Bruff, Marvin Jefferson as Martin Luther King, Jr., Kevin Radaker as Henry David Thoreau, Dianne Moran as Indian captive Olive Ann Oatman and Debra Conner as Titanic survivor Edith Russell. (Submitted photo by Dented Lens Photography)

    The Ohio Chautauqua stops for a week in each of four cities through July 11, including Chillicothe, Akron, Clifton and Coshocton.

  • A play on timeless politics

    In a scene from “Inherit the Wind,” Shannon Lewis, as the mayor of Hillsboro and Rob Campbell, as Rev. Jeremiah Brown welcome Matthew Harrison Brady, the well-known Populist jurist and three-time presidential candidate played by Dave Nickel, with much fanfare. The Yellow Springs Theatre Association production opens Friday, June 5, at Mills Lawn auditorium and plays through this weekend and next. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company is completing its first season with a production of “Inherit the Wind,” which has been a stage favorite since it debuted in 1955.

  • YS Theatre Company presents ‘Inherit the Wind’

    Shannon Lewis, Rob Campbell and Dave Nickel rehearsed a scene in "Inherit the Wind."

    “Inherit the Wind” opens this weekend at Mills Lawn auditorium.

  • Foundry Theater hard stage to share


    Since Foundry Theater reopened last summer after its first renovation since the 1980s, the black box at Antioch College has been busy.

  • Women’s voices out loud

    Irene Bedard performing a spoken word piece. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    More than 20 local women sang, danced, told stories and read poems at the 36th Annual Women’s Voices Out Loud performance on Saturday. This year’s event was held at the Foundry Theater, its third location in as many years, and also featured an exhibit of artwork by local women.

  • ‘Godspell’ sings of community

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company presents “Godspell” this weekend and next, with performances Fridays and Saturdays, April 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 and Sundays, April 5 and 12 at 3 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym. Shown above rehearsing are cast members, from left, Ali Thomas, Ellen Ballerene, Sommer McGuire, Sarah Wildman, Lorrie Sparrow (behind), Mila De Spain, Miriam Eckenrode Saari and Jeanna GunderKline. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    “Godspell,” with its focus on Jesus’ message of love and forgiveness, will come to Yellow Springs this weekend and next, April 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and April 5 and 12 at 3 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym.