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  • Auditions for ‘Our Town’ on Saturday

    Auditions for a June production of "Our Town" will take place this Saturday, April 14, from 2–5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The play will be presented by a group of local theater enthusiasts, many of whom are shown here in last year's production of "The Cherry Orchard." Shown above are, in front, Natalie Sanders, Marsha Nowik and Gary Reimers; behind are Ali Thomas and Howard Shook. The upcoming production will be produced by Kay Reimers.

    A group of local theater lovers, the Center Stage Community Theater, is holding auditions on April 14 for a summer production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.”

  • ‘Grease’ grabs YSHS hearts

    YSHS students have brought energy and enthusiasm to the spring musical production, according to director Katie Mann. Main cast members are, in the back row, from left to right, Wade Huston, Benjamin Green, Cole Edwards, Rory Papania, Dora Perini, Naomi Guth, Lucy Callahan and Zyna Bakari; front row, Bear Wright and Ali Solomon. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When Grease was announced as this year’s spring musical over the loudspeaker at Yellow Springs High School, students screamed.

  • A swinging spring musical at YSHS — Grease opens Friday

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    Yellow Springs High School students are eager to play their rebellious teenage counterparts at the fictitious Rydell High School in this year’s spring musical, Grease.

  • Artist Linda Stein at Antioch College — Sparking new thinking on gender

    New York City artist Linda Stein will speak on gender fluidity and new female heroes at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at McGregor Room 113 on the Antioch College campus. Stein’s sculptures, which include torsos that question the notions of male and female stereotypes, are on display at Sinclair College this month. (submitted photocollage)

    sculptor and performance artist Linda Stein comes to Antioch College on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m.to speak on “Salander/Blomkvist: Challenging stereotypes in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — and beyond.” The talk will take place in McGregor Hall Room 113 on the college campus.

  • Show goes on for One-Acts

    The Yellow Springs High School One-Acts, featuring student-written and student-directed plays, will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Mills Lawn auditorium. This year’s playwrights of original one-acts are, from left, Lois Miller, Colton Pitstick and Rory Papania. This year, the plays will be supplemented with a variety show. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    It’s a Friday night in Yellow Springs and a group of high school kids are looking for things to do. The typical, albeit caricatured, teenage banter is captured in a one-act play written by YSHS students Rory Papania and Lois Miller and will be performed at this year’s annual staging of student-written, student-directed pieces.

  • Comedian Julia Sweeney to visit the village

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    Local comedy fans will be happy to note that Julia Sweeney, actor, comedian, author and former Saturday Night Live cast member, will help celebrate the Antioch School’s 90th anniversary.

  • 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.

  • Dallas to direct UD play

    Local director Tony Dallas will direct Eleemosynary at the University of Dayton's Boll Theater this weekend and next. He's shown here with local actor Marcia Nowik, who plays a lead role.

    Villager Tony Dallas is directing Eleemosynary at the University of Dayton’s Boll Theater this weekend and next. The play features local actor Marcia Nowik in a leading role.

  • Village shows its love, proudly

    Megan Miller showed off some of the chocolately possibilities of the upcoming “Tour de Chocolat,” on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. Twenty-three downtown businesses are offering chocolate items on their menu. The chocolate crawl is part of the first Yellow Springs Love-In, Feb. 10–12, featuring music, peace and activism. Miller, who is helping to organize the event as an Antioch College Miller Fellow with the Yellow Springs Arts Council, here holds some handmade chocolates from Town Drug and a bianca white chocolate latte from Dino’s Cappucinos. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Rather than fight it, the Yellow Springs Experience is embracing the village’s hippie image with a weekend “Love-In” modeled after happenings in the late 1960s centered on music, peace and activism.

  • Wheels in FMC fundraiser

    Wheels members Rory Papania, left and Sam Salazar, second from left, met at Friends Music Camp in 2009. Now the band, which also includes Friends Music Camp alums Jamie Scott and Sam Crawford, right, along with Connor Stratton (not pictured), will perform at a benefit concert for Friends Music Camp’s scholarship fund on Friday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. (Submitted photo by Savanah Amos)

    Despite both growing up in Yellow Springs, local teens Sam Salazar and Rory Papania never really met. But after attending Friends Music Camp together, they started picking a ukulele and guitar in front of Tom’s Market and the bluegrass-folk band Wheels was born.

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