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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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Theatre Review: The Divine Sister

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Theatre Review: The Divine Sister

The Short North Stage’s rendition of the comedic play, The Divine Sister, was hilariously offensive, highly energetic and slightly sexual. At this past Thursday night’s performance, The Garden Theatre hosted the local theatre company, and managed to keep the small audience consistently laughing throughout the two-hour performance. The quaint performance hall located in The Short […]

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Shadowbox Brings Woodstock Back to Columbus

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Shadowbox Brings Woodstock Back to Columbus

For the fifth year in a row, Shadowbox Live succeeds in bringing “three days of peace & music” to the Columbus Commons. The performance on Sunday May 25th, was a colorful, lively and involved one, featuring a cast that evoked passion and dedication to this singular, annual performance. Shadowbox’s Back to the Garden did not […]

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GCAC Presents: Evolution Theatre Company- Truly a New Species of Theatre

 Mark Phillips Schwamberger GCAC Presents: Evolution Theatre Company- Truly a New Species of Theatre

At Evolution Theatre Company we live up to our tag-line, “a new species of Theatre”. Evident by the diverse and sometimes, ok I’ll admit it, strange shows we produce. Where else could you see a true story of a female impersonator turned Episcopal priest and that also includes Dorothy and the Tin Man; or the […]

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Theatre Review: Book of Mormon Might Shock, But Absolutely Worth It

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Book of Mormon Might Shock, But Absolutely Worth It

As a child, for a cornucopia of reasons, my mother forbade me from watching South Park. I grew up quite religious, but snuck it some anyway. In my brief glimpses of it as a child and slightly more frequently as an adult, I’ve learned it centers on parody—nothing remains safe from the creators of that […]

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Theatre Review: Available Light Theatre Delivers a Highly Emotional Ride with The Cockfight Play

 Lisa Much Theatre Review: Available Light Theatre Delivers a Highly Emotional Ride with The Cockfight Play

Available Light Theatre’s newest production, Cock (sometimes called The Cockfight Play), written by Mike Bartlett opened last night with a forceful energy. The show centers on one man, John, played illustriously by David Glover, and his journey into self-discovery. He leaves his boyfriend of seven years and stumbles upon a woman, with whom he falls […]

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