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Bad Behavior a Subtext for Larger Social Pressures Facing Young Jews in Gallery Players’ Bad Jews

 Felicity Nesham-West Bad Behavior a Subtext for Larger Social Pressures Facing Young Jews in Gallery Players’ Bad Jews

Purportedly, Joshua Harmon’s 2012 play, Bad Jews, is about just that: Jews behaving badly. But ask any of the four-member ensemble cast of twenty-something actors if their characters are “bad,” and the unexpected results—much like the play itself. Each of the players—Daniel Shtivelberg and Jordan Berman as brothers, Liam and Jonah, respectively; Paula Shtein as […]

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Shadowbox Live Celebrates 25 Years with Return of Rock Opera “Evo”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shadowbox Live Celebrates 25 Years with Return of Rock Opera “Evo”

The troupe behind Shadowbox Live does everything in a big way. They pour their heart and soul into every single show, and they crank out new material faster than most people can keep track of it. So when it came time for the group to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they knew they’d need to do […]

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Theatre Review: Murder Ballad Sizzles on Stage

Bonnie Dodds Bonnie Dodds Theatre Review: Murder Ballad Sizzles on Stage

Murder Ballad premiered last night at Short North Stage. Originally an off-broadway production, it is the cautionary tale of what can happen when the monotony of life overcomes you to the point that you find yourself fantasizing about the one who got away and allow lust to take over. The play opens with the Murder […]

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Theatre Review: CATCO’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Full of Wit and Humor

Bonnie Dodds Bonnie Dodds Theatre Review: CATCO’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Full of Wit and Humor

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels started off Catco’s 2014-2015 season with a bang. Based on the 1988 film of the same title, and adapted into a musical currently playing in London, the story revolves around two con-men in the French Riviera competing for the money and heart of a small-town girl. On first entering the studio, the […]

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Columbus SOUP Grants $1,243 to State of the Arts Productions

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus SOUP Grants $1,243 to State of the Arts Productions

Columbus SOUP, the philanthropic crowd-funding organization, granted money to two local arts and culture groups at their quarterly dinner on Sunday. The 161 voting attendees to the event at the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Mind Market each donated a $7 minimum and voted to give the accumulated $1,243 to State of the Arts […]

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Theatre Review: Shepherd Productions’ Betrayal continues the British Affair theme

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Shepherd Productions’ Betrayal continues the British Affair theme

Recently, Columbus has witnessed a second British invasion, at least regarding English penned plays centering on affairs and identity. In March, we saw Shots in the Dark’s production of Closer, last month Available Light produced The Cockfight Play, and now Shepherd Productions brings this city Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. First produced in 1978, Betrayal presents a […]

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Theatre Review: Always…Patsy Cline a Safe Choice

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Always…Patsy Cline a Safe Choice

Let me preface all of this by stating that I do not particularly enjoy musicals where plot subordinates the music. I like driving stories and forward momentum. I wrote those same two sentences a year ago to introduce CATCO’s musical Five Guys Named Moe and feel the need to reiterate those feelings for the much […]

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