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MadLab XX: A Look Back and Forward

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab XX: A Look Back and Forward

Anything that lasts 20 years is going to attract its share of passionate adherents and passionate detractors. There will be a refocusing: interests and passions are subject to change, and in the way of things, it’s inevitable that the once-anarchic and freewheeling will become solidified. MadLab Theatre, since producing their first show in 1995, is […]

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GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

I remember when The Geto Boys 1991 hit Mind Playing Tricks on Me came out. Yeah, I’m old. And yeah, I’m so old it was back when MTV showed videos all the time. And this one was in heavy rotation. And for good reason, it was a great song and the video was captivating. Don’t […]

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

Lisa Much 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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Full Frontal Nudity makes improv look effortless in Date Night

Lisa Much Lisa Much Full Frontal Nudity makes improv look effortless in Date Night

It’s that time of year again! The time when schmucks feel obligated to take their significant other out, buy or accept roses, purchase and consume chocolate (or beef jerky in heart-shaped boxes—they exist at Kroger), and presumably make a bigger to-do than most any other night of the year. Or, it is the time when […]

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Theatre Review: Bootstraps Questions What Motivates Others

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: Bootstraps Questions What Motivates Others

I’m sure most people have had that shitty job they just worked until something better would happen along. For co-workers Mike, Loudjack, and Skipper, they not only get the privilege of working that shitty job, they also have to put up with Dougan, a major dick of a boss. Joe Liles plays a somewhat lost […]

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Theatre Review: MadLab’s Wall an absurd look at America (with clowns)

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: MadLab’s Wall an absurd look at America (with clowns)

Sometimes a production plays perfect pre-show music, the sounds that provide the vibes to signal the following events. MadLab’s Wall stands out as a nice example of this, mostly because Malvina Reynold’s “Little Boxes” is stuck in my head. For those that cannot remember this song (it also served as the theme song to Weeds), […]

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Theatre Review: The Air Loom leaves you pondering how one can change the world

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Air Loom leaves you pondering how one can change the world

As this country delves further into dysfunctional government, shootings (or at least their publicity) rise, relations with another nations and their people wane, and our citizens overall feel an inability to create any change, thought experiments on the opposite seem like healthy fare. MadLab’s newest production Jim Azelvandre’s The Air Loom offers a generally well-crafted […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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