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Review: The Moving Regional Premiere of The View UpStairs

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: The Moving Regional Premiere of The View UpStairs

In June 1973, an arsonist torched New Orleans’ second-story UpStairs Lounge, locking the outer door and causing 32 deaths; a horrific total that wouldn’t be exceeded until 2016’s shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub. The mass murder was barely investigated; the government made no public notice of mourning.  Max Vernon’s acclaimed Off-Broadway piece, The View UpStairs, […]

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Kim David Smith’s Morphium Kabarett

  Kim David Smith’s Morphium Kabarett

Described by Broadway World as the “David Bowie of cabaret,” “slyly subversive” by the Wall Street Journal, and labeled the “male Marlene Dietrich” by the New York Times, Australian Kim David Smith conjures the glitter, doom, and decadence of 1920’s Berlin with an intimate evening of German, French and English repertoire, subtly intertwining Friedrich Hollaender, […]

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Review: Evolution Presents Area Premiere of The Vultures

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: Evolution Presents Area Premiere of The Vultures

Evolution kicks off their 2019 season with a handsome mounting of the area premiere of Mark Ridge’s riff on classic drawing room murder mysteries, The Vultures, directed by David S. Harewood. The Vultures unfurls at the mansion of a deceased publishing magnate 20 years after his death. Mr. West’s hatred of all living prospects for […]

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CATCO and Evolution Shine Light on a Dark Piece of History in Engrossing Breaking the Code

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford CATCO and Evolution Shine Light on a Dark Piece of History in Engrossing Breaking the Code

CATCO and Evolution Theatre Company continue their streak of superlative co-productions with their engrossing, moving production of Hugh Whitemore’s Breaking the Code, directed by Joe Bishara. Breaking the Code refracts and illuminates the life of computer science and cryptanalysis legend Alan Turing (Ian Short). This production, under Bishara’s assured hand, captures the elegance of the […]

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A Gala for Evolution Theatre Company

Anne Evans Anne Evans A Gala for Evolution Theatre Company

Morphium Kabarett” with Kim David Smith A Gala for Evolution Theatre Company October 6, 2018 Columbus Performing Arts Center 549 Franklin Ave. Columbus, OH 43215 An entire evening of food, drink, silent auction, a few surprises and entertainment featuring Kim David Smith performing his acclaimed cabaret act for the first time in the Midwest! Photo […]

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Evolution Begins 2018 Season With Sweet, Charming ‘Electricity’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Evolution Begins 2018 Season With Sweet, Charming ‘Electricity’

Evolution Theatre Company kicked off their 2018 season with the Midwestern premiere – in fact, the first production outside of California – of Terry Ray’s charming Electricity directed by Mark Schwamberger. Electricity traces the evolving friendship and complicated love of Gary (Terry Ray) and Brad (Ralph Scott) over four scenes spread 10 years apart. We […]

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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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