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Theater Review: Evolution’s Delightful Romp Through ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: Evolution’s Delightful Romp Through ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Charles Busch helped coalesce a new gay theatre movement in downtown New York in the ‘80s and his work continues to resonate and reverberate through film adaptations and countless revivals. To celebrate 2021’s Pride Month, Columbus’ LGBTQQIAA company, Evolution Theatre, presents a jubilant run through Busch’s breakthrough hit, 1984’s Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, directed by […]

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Theatre Review: Evolution Inaugurates Season in New Home with Nuanced ‘From White Plains’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Evolution Inaugurates Season in New Home with Nuanced ‘From White Plains’

As live performance tentatively comes back into the cultural life of Columbus, we see the rippling effects of the Columbus Performing Arts Center closing during the pandemic. One company most associated with that revered – for all its faults – two-theater complex for the last decade, Evolution Theatre, debuts its first show in their new […]

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Theater Preview: Evolution Theatre Company Premieres The Sissy Chronicles at Abbey Theater

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Preview: Evolution Theatre Company Premieres The Sissy Chronicles at Abbey Theater

Many of my favorite theatrical experiences in the before times resulted from collaborations between Evolution Theatre Company, under the leadership of Mark Schwamberger, and Joe Bishara, at the time with CATCO, including Breaking the Code and Corpus Christi. Schwamberger and Bishara renew their collaboration as part of the Abbey Theater’s exciting Virtual Theatre project with […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

David Vargo David Vargo Columbus Makes Art Presents Mark Phillips Schwamberger, The Visionary Responsible for Ohio’s Only LGBTQ+ Theater Company

When Executive Artistic Director Mark Phillips Schwamberger envisioned recrafting Evolution Theatre into Central Ohio’s only professional LGBTQ+ theater company in 2015, he did it with the sure knowledge that both the need and the audience existed. He imagined it dedicated exclusively to presenting works that celebrate the community’s past, present and future. And with an […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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