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2019
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Performing Arts Section

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.”

  • ‘DOROTHY LANE: a travelogue’— Smith’s artistic alchemy transforms

    Louise Smith, a veteran writer and actor, therapist and Antioch College performance professor, will debut her new piece, “DOROTHY LANE:  a travelogue,” on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. in the Foundry Theater’s Experimental Theater.

  • Blackwell-Truitt dance concert returns

    The Valerie Blackwell-Truitt Dance and Performing Arts Concert returns on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, at the Foundry Theater at Antioch College.

  • Antioch College’s Earth Week—All are invited to ‘wade in’

    Baoku Moses will perform with the World House Choir in concert Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m., in the Foundry Theater, as part of Antioch College’s Earth Week events. (Submitted Photo)

    A series of Earth Day-related events on the Antioch College campus next week  invites the entire community to “Wade In” on environmental justice, particularly in relationship to water.

  • UPDATE — ‘Sound of Music’ rescheduled again for April 11–14

    Auf wiedersehen, Gesundheit! The Sound of Music has been rescheduled once more for April 11–14. Pictured above are members of the cast waving "auf wiedersehen, goodbye" at a rehearsal March 6, shortly before flu and other upper respiratory illnesses laid low many of the performers and their classmates. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    Performances of “The Sound of Music,” have been once more rescheduled for April 11–14, so that the play’s cast and crew may recuperate more fully from the sweeping flu outbreak.

  • UPDATE — ‘The Sound of Music’ canceled for Sunday, March 10

    Maria (Julia Hoff) teaches the Von Trapps how to sing in "Do-Re-Mi" at a recent rehearsal. Many of the cast and crew for "The Sound of Music" have fallen ill this week, forcing the cancellation of all opening weekend shows. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    The opening performance of “The Sound of Music,” which had been pushed to Sunday, March 10, after a widespread illness in the middle and high schools, has now been canceled in favor of giving the play’s cast and crew adequate time to recuperate.