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Denison University Presents Immersive Play ‘Information For Foreigners’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Denison University Presents Immersive Play ‘Information For Foreigners’

Plays of protest don’t get much more powerful than Argentinian writer Griselda Gambaro’s 1974 Information for Foreigners. Denison University presents an intriguing new staging of this underrated classic. As with many things, necessity was the mother of invention, as director Eleni Papaleonardos told me when we spoke by phone. “Denison is finishing up building a […]

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Available Light Presents Nassim Soleimanpour’s International Hit White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Available Light Presents Nassim Soleimanpour’s International Hit White Rabbit Red Rabbit

“I want to find at least one show every season [that makes the audience listen differently],” says Elini Papaleonardos, Artistic Director of Available Light. They’ve already set the bar high with moving, interactive experiences like Every Brilliant Thing and Paradise Park Zoo. They stand to take on an even more daring and challenging show, opening […]

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Denison University’s Vail Series: Eighth Blackbird

  Denison University’s Vail Series: Eighth Blackbird

The Vail Series presents contemporary classical ensemble Eighth Blackbird in concert. What a year this ensemble has had! Eighth Blackbird kicked off its 20th anniversary in 2016, quickly garnering a fourth GRAMMY Award as well as the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, followed by Chamber Music America’s inaugural Visionary Award, and Musical […]

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Denison University: Activist Jim Obergefell

  Denison University: Activist Jim Obergefell

Denison University presents a talk with Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in the landmark 2015 same-sex marriage Supreme Court decision. Obergefell draws from his unique experience at the heart of the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling to move and empower audiences to stand by their beliefs–and prove that love always wins. A self-described accidental activist, Jim […]

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Denison University Theatre: ‘The Government Inspector’

  Denison University Theatre: ‘The Government Inspector’

The Department of Theatre presents “The Government Inspector,” a satire written by Nikolai Gogol and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher ’80. It’s an old story: A small town. Incompetent public servants under investigation. An effort to cover up corruption. Russia. Everything old is made new again! Gogol’s classic 1836 satire is given new life in this […]

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I Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill

In the only such celebration in the U.S. outside New York, Columbus arts organizations have teamed up to create “I Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100.” The commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance starts during Black History Month and runs through January 2019, with experiences and explorations across all disciplines, including photography, literature, […]

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“How We Got On,” presented by Available Light Theatre

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill “How We Got On,” presented by Available Light Theatre

JEBBY AWARD WINNER – PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR HOW WE GOT ON Written by Idris Goodwin Directed by Drew Eberly Featuring: Treasure Davidson, Rudy Frias, David J. Glover, and Wilma Hatton. “How We Got On might be my favorite production from all my years watching Available Light.” – Richard Sanford, Columbus Underground (READ MORE…) “A […]

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