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Located on the east side of downtown Columbus, the district is home to four institutions of higher education (Capital University School of Law, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus State Community College, and Franklin University), as well as the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Columbus Museum of Art, and Kelton House Museum and Garden.

Evolution’s Boston Marriage Looks at a Hidden Slice of American History

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Evolution’s Boston Marriage Looks at a Hidden Slice of American History

“Light” and “frivolous” probably aren’t in the first hundred words that come to mind when talking about David Mamet. Boston Marriage is something of a departure for the playwright. Evolution Theatre Company presents a production directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger. The term “Boston marriage” refers to a romantic cohabitation relationship between two women. Henry James popularized […]

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Exhibition Review: Red Horizon at the Columbus Museum of Art

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Exhibition Review: Red Horizon at the Columbus Museum of Art

There are times when an exhibition is just monumental. When the stakes are high, and the artwork reveals as much about the historical moment of its conception as it reflects our contemporary society. But then again, we find ourselves in unusual times. “Red Horizon: Contemporary Art and Photography in the USSR and Russia, 1960 – […]

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PAST Productions Tackles Classic Ceremonies In Dark Old Men

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford PAST Productions Tackles Classic Ceremonies In Dark Old Men

PAST Productions returns to Columbus stages after mounting several productions and readings in the August Wilson Festival no one will soon forget. This time, they’re taking on the work of one of Wilson’s primary inspirations, Lonnie Elder III. Elder’s Ceremonies in Dark Old Men opened last weekend in a production directed by Patricia Wallace-Winbush and runs through […]

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Construction Roundup: Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown

No matter which way you look at the Columbus skyline, you’re bound to see at least one construction crane or two these days. New apartments, condos and offices are rising all across the center of our city at a rapid pace, indicating a continued strong investment into the redevelopment of our urban core. This month’s installment in our Construction […]

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This Summer’s Movies to Watch Under the Stars

Anne Evans Anne Evans This Summer’s Movies to Watch Under the Stars

Outdoor movie season is here! Here’s your guide to outdoor movies in Columbus and surrounding areas. This summer’s favorite picks have animals on the bring screen with features like Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing. Disney’s Polynesian fantasy-adventure, Moana. Jurassic Park and Jurassic World show up a couple of times. Movies on the Mile […]

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Evolution’s Delightful, Big-Hearted Corpus Christi

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Evolution’s Delightful, Big-Hearted Corpus Christi

Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi sparked protests upon its premiere in the late ‘90s. In Evolution Theatre Company’s (in association with CATCO) new production directed by Joe Bishara, the sweetness of the material, the empathy for its characters, and the play’s mostly successful extension of what A. E. Houseman called Milton’s mission “to justify God’s ways […]

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SRO’s Bridges of Madison County Rarely Gets Out of the Mud

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford SRO’s Bridges of Madison County Rarely Gets Out of the Mud

The Bridges of Madison County, with book by Marsha Norman (adapted from Robert James Waller’s novel) and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, had a short run on Broadway and a more successful national tour three years ago. SRO Theatre Company opened a production over the weekend directed by Kristofer Green that highlights Brown’s […]

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