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Performing Arts Section :: Page 4

  • Playtime

    The annual Ten Minute Play Festival features short plays by a number of local playwrights. Pictured are actors Ellen Ballerene, Lucas Mulhall, Ali Thomas, Dinah Anderson, Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp and Lucas Samson, rehearsing a piece about a group of cartographers. (Submitted photo by Miriam Eckenrode-Saari)

    The annual Ten Minute Play Festival happens this weekend, sponsored by the Yellow Springs Theater Company, or YSTC.

  • In harmony

    From left, Lori Askeland, Amy Magnus and Jennifer Gilchrist, performing as Fire Horse Trio, harmonized to a packed house at WinterSong Encore at First Presbyterian last Saturday. Emceed by “Elder Felder” Jim Felder, who also thrilled audiences with several songs, the event featured more than 20 local musicians and singers, and included a stirring version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” sung by David Walker, with Brian Walker on keyboard and Jeanna GunderKline on backup vocals. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    WinterSong Encore played to full house at First Presbyterian last Saturday, Dec. 3.

  • WinterSong Encore at First Presbyterian

    Enjoy the high-volume, high-spirits musical talent of more than 20 local singers and musicians at WinterSong Encore, this Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.

  • All for one … heck of a YSHS play

    From left, YSHS actors Jonah Trillana (Aramis), Windom Mesure (Athos), Allison Bothwell (Sabine), Grant Crawford (D’Artagnan) and Duard Headley (Porthos) at a recent rehearsal of “The Three Musketeers,” the high school’s fall play. Alexandre Dumas’s classic swashbuckling comedy, updated with a feminist twist, will be performed this weekend and next. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Fighting, honor, loyalty, love, camaraderie. More fighting. This fall’s Yellow Springs High School production of Alexandre Dumas’s “The Three Musketeers” is not for the faint of heart, but it’s equally full of comedic turns.

  • “Musketeers” take the stage this weekend

    YSHS presents its fall play this weekend and next.

  • Moved by music

    A dance performance titled “How Music Moves Our Soul” Pictured at a recent rehearsal are, from left, Valerie Blackwell-Truitt, Sasha Mworinski, Elizabeth Lutz Warren and Myra Valez-Malishenko. The Fall Performance Arts Concert also features a range of local and regional dancers, musicians, poets and theater and visual artists in a wide-ranging celebration of area talent. (Submitted photo)

    A dance performance will be among the offerings of Bej Na Productions’ Fall Performance Arts Concert this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Antioch College Foundry Theater.

  • Yellow Springs takes part in nationwide reading— Play asks, Can it happen here?

    Yellow Springs is taking part in a nationwide staged reading of a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s political novel, “It Can’t Happen Here.” More than 40 venues will host readings of the play on Monday, Oct. 24, with our local reading scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Yellow Springs library. The Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California is organizing the nationwide event; Yellow Springs organizers are Ara Beal and Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp. (Image courtesy of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre)

    A prescient novel from 1935 is getting new life as a touchstone for our current presidential season.

  • Last weekend for “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company presents “Something Wicked This Way Comes” this weekend at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • YSTC production— ‘Wicked’ play comes our way

    From left to right, “sideshow freaks” Ben McKee, Victoria Walters, Brian Upchurch, Ali Thomas and Joshua Hayward loom around Ben Cronan, seated, who plays Mr. Cooger in Yellow Springs Theater Company’s production of Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” The play features a number of odd locations and weird characters, an appealing feature for the actors involved. Opening night is Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    The auditorium of First Presbyterian Church was echoing with strange howls and exclamations last week, as a klatch of “carnival freaks” formed a circle and wailed around two adolescent friends. It was a strange sight to behold.

  • A Generation Apart — The YSKP Alumni

    The Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse hosted a small gathering last Saturday for alumni to reminisce about the plays they acted in as kids that shaped their lives as adults.

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