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Fun, Fast Circle of Blood at Shadowbox Live

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Fun, Fast Circle of Blood at Shadowbox Live

Shadowbox unveiled Circle of Blood this month. Jimmy Mak, writer, and Julie Klein, director, adapted this new original from David Mack’s graphic novel, Kabuki: Circle of Blood. Circle of Blood is set in a near-future Japan. Japan labors under a brand of martial law, ruled by The General (Tom Cardinal) and a board of directors. The story follows The […]

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Available Light Opens Their Season Strong With Bootleg Radio

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Available Light Opens Their Season Strong With Bootleg Radio

Available Light has built their reputation for more than a decade on audacious, risk-taking work that defies expectation and categorization. That spirit burns in their 2017-18 opener Bootleg Radio, written and directed by Jennifer Schlueter and Matt Slaybaugh. I saw Bootleg Radio this weekend and images, feelings, and lines still rattle around in my head. […]

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MadLab’s And Then They Fell Falls More Than It Flies

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab’s And Then They Fell Falls More Than It Flies

MadLab continues their season of new work with Tira Palmquist’s And Then They Fell directed by Anne Diehl (and assisted by Tamara Boeck). Sensitive direction and strong acting try mightily but can’t overcome basic weaknesses in the material. And Then They Fell follows Jordan (Erynn Robe), a 17-year-old in an unnamed Western city. Her mother languishes […]

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Evolution’s ‘Traveling’ is a Warm Look at Life’s Last Days

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Evolution’s ‘Traveling’ is a Warm Look at Life’s Last Days

Evolution Theatre Company continues their season with a strong, delicate world premiere of Kenneth Talbert’s Traveling directed by Dee Shepherd. Traveling focuses on the last days of acclaimed dancer and choreographer Winston Lambert (Mark Phillips Schwamberger). He takes what comfort he can in his much younger lover Tyler (Nick Hardin), as we see his comfort […]

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Dance Preview: Rosas – A Love Supreme on October 3

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Dance Preview: Rosas – A Love Supreme on October 3

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is one of the few pieces of art I can think of that are undisputed masterpieces. I’ve known people who have literally no other jazz records who treasure those four movements. Even people with just a passing familiarity with jazz recognize those first notes immediately – most of us can […]

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Theatre Preview: Suzanne Bocanegra’s Farmhouse/Whorehouse Starring Lili Taylor Sept 30-Oct 1

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Preview: Suzanne Bocanegra’s Farmhouse/Whorehouse Starring Lili Taylor Sept 30-Oct 1

For over 20 years, Suzanne Bocanegra’s work across media has combined a voracious curiosity, a keen eye for history, and most of all a sense of rapture specific to collage. In Bomb, composer Julia Wolfe said, “Bocanegra’s art is human, historical, filled with the material of life, highly organized and highly messy all at the […]

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CATCO’s Wrenching, Marvelous Fun Home Runs Through October 1

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford CATCO’s Wrenching, Marvelous Fun Home Runs Through October 1

CATCO kicked off their 2017-18 season with a supernova this past week. A wrenching, marvelous production of Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori’s (music) adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home. Fun Home arrives in Columbus with the bar set high by the play’s pedigree racking up Tony, Lucille Lortel and Obie […]

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