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Performing Arts Section
The Valerie Blackwell-Truitt Community Dance and Performance Arts Concert and Art Exhibition returns to the Foundry Theater on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3 — the first such concert in more than three years.
The stand-up comedian and actor known for his regular appearances on “The Chappelle Show” among other television, film and live performance work officially became a townie after purchasing a home this past summer.
McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High schools will present “Peter Pan and Wendy,” adapted by Doug Rand from the original play and novel by J.M. Barrie, Thursday–Sunday, Nov. 17–20, in the Yellow Springs High School gym.
Yellow Springs’ theater timeline begins in earnest in 1891, when construction of the Yellow Springs Opera House was completed at the corner of Winter and Dayton streets.
Villagers and actors Ellen Ballerene, Reilly Dixon and Robb Willoughby will star in Beavercreek Community Theatre’s production of “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” Fridays–Sundays, Oct. 21–23 and 28–30.
History, generational struggle and legacy will be the unifying themes of “Louverture Exchange: A Musical Dialogue,” a performance featuring the World House Choir, hip-hop artist and local resident Tronee Threat and headlined by international performer Napoleon Maddox on Thursday, Oct. 13.
For the past 10 years, Manieri has studied a traditional southern Italian form of community drumming and dance called Tammurriata, or “Dance on the Drum,” and will be offering classes for five weeks through the Wellness Center at Antioch College on Tuesdays, from 6–7:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 30.
After 27 years, the curtains are closing on one of the village’s longest-running and most beloved theater companies. Earlier this month, the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse announced that the youth theater company is dissolving.
The sketch comedy production, “E&A’s Big Dumb Show,” is open to audiences at the YS Arts Council building on Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m., twice on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 2 and 8 p.m., and again the following weekend, on Friday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m., and finally on Saturday, Aug. 27, at both 2 and 8 p.m.
This month, the Yellow Springs Theater Company will debut its “Pop-Up Shakespeare” performances, which will be mounted outside, in public spaces downtown, on weekends.