Nov
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2019
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Performing Arts Section

  • Mark Twain Prize— Stars fete Chappelle at gala

    Called the “voice of his generation” by fellow comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, longtime Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night, Oct. 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

  • Dave Chappelle receives comedy’s highest honor

    Dave Chappelle, surrounded by his family, received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a gala performance Sunday, Oct. 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. (Submitted photo by Tracey Salazar)

    In a star-filled gathering, surrounded by family, friends and fellow entertainers from throughout his 30-plus-year career in show business, comedian and actor Dave Chappelle was awarded the 22nd Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night, Oct. 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

  • Submissions open for 10 Minute Play Festival

    Colton Pitstick and Charlotte Walkey rehearse a scene from "Large Box — A Conundrum" at First Presbyterian Church, while a mysterious machine looms in the foreground. "Large Box" is one of seven plays that will premiere at the Ten-Minute Play Festival this Friday and Saturday.

    The YS Theater Company is currently seeking submissions for the 10 Minute Play Festival. The annual event, now in its sixth year, typically features a series of brief, one-act plays, written by playwrights from the Miami Valley and beyond, directed and performed by community members.

  • Mark Twain Prize gala performance to honor Dave Chappelle

    Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, who lives with his family just outside Yellow Springs, is set to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-filled performance Sunday evening, Oct 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

  • YSHS and MMS present “The Bigfoot Letters”

    A rural Southern Ohio woman takes a little Bigfoot home to raise it as her own. Now what? YSHS and MMS present “The Bigfoot Letters” Sept. 26–29 at the Foundry Theater.

  • Sketch comedy show to debut

    Eliot Cromer and Adam Zaremsky will present a sketch comedy show, “Wistful Meanderings of the Petty,” on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24, beginning at 8 p.m. at the YS Arts Council.

  • Review— YSTC debuts compelling ‘Othello’

    Elias Kelley, left, gave a powerful performance as the titular character in the Yellow Springs Theater Company’s production of “Othello.” Here, he stands beside an indignant John Wysong, who played the roles of citizen, soldier and senator. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    For those who don’t know, “Othello” concerns the secret machinations of the evil Iago against the titular Othello, “the Moor,” one of the few Shakespeare characters written as a person of color. This year’s Summer Shakespeare features a smaller cast and a strong group of leads.

  • ‘Interrupted Motherhood’— The juggling act of single motherhood

    Felicia Chappelle as Vanessa in her one-act monologue, “Interrupted Motherhood.” The show debuts in Yellow Springs on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at the Foundry Theater. (Submitted Photo by Khalil Nasar)

    For playwright and actor Felicia Chappelle, art is therapeutic — whether it’s being received or created.

  • ‘Othello’ outdoors

    Yellow Springs Theater Company’s annual Summer Shakespeare Shindig returns with a staging of “Othello.” Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 12–13 and 19–20. Elias Kelley, pictured here, appears in the title role, and Anna Knippling plays his ill-fated wife, Desdemona. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Alcohol is not allowed on school grounds. The show runs about two and half hours. (Photo by Lauren "Chuck" Shows)

    Yellow Springs Theater Company’s annual Summer Shakespeare Shindig returns two weekends this month with a staging of “Othello.”

  • YSKP brings back the old West

    The Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse will perform “Bonanza Valley!” at the Antioch College Foundry Theater. Show dates are set for July 10, 11 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and July 14 at 3 p.m. This production marks the 25th anniversary for YSKP. (Submitted Photo)

    “Bonanza Valley!” is anything but the typical “cowboys and Indians” narrative. Instead, the YSKP play retells the story of the Western frontier in a way that explores and challenges “Old West” traditions of property, power and gender. It runs through Sunday.