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GCAC Presents: Going into the office with MadLab

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: Going into the office with MadLab

Most of us don’t look forward to going into the office. We dread Monday mornings. And we spend all week looking to Friday afternoon when we can get the hell out of the office. Yet, the office seems to be a place we return to again and again for entertainment. NBC’s The Office just had […]

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Theatre Review: The Empire Builders is a vividly refreshing & chilling journey

Lisa Much Lisa Much Theatre Review: The Empire Builders is a vividly refreshing & chilling journey

Before I delve into a review of MadLab and Shepherd Productions’ rendition of The Empire Builders, watch this first: Now that you watched that (you did, right?), kudos to Johnny Hall for creating an engaging and true teaser trailer. This video aptly acknowledges the awesome production occurring within the walls of MadLab. Written by French […]

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MadLab Theatre adds more color to Downtown with mural

Anne Evans Anne Evans MadLab Theatre adds more color to Downtown with mural

Over the weekend, Ozone Man, by artist Roger Williams, found a new, temporary home on the north wall of the MadLab Theatre building located at 227 N. Third Street. The 8×8 foot mural is a homage to going green. According to Java Kitrick, Director of Puffin Foundation West, “The lamp with its CFL (Compact Fluorescent […]

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Theatre Review: She’s Dead shows a realistic look at dealing with death

Anne Evans Anne Evans Theatre Review: She’s Dead shows a realistic look at dealing with death

Should your loved ones have to feel guilt during what is probably already a depressing time when they don’t want to give you the funeral you want versus the funeral they can handle? In Joe Giordano’s play She’s Dead, making its world premiere at MadLab Theatre, Erin (Mary-Aileen St. Cyr) wants her loved ones to […]

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Theatre Review: MadLab’s 2012 Theatre Roulette Opening

 Halie Williams Theatre Review: MadLab’s 2012 Theatre Roulette Opening

MadLab has officially opened their 13th annual Theatre Roulette, Columbus’ longest running shorts festival that presents 12 plays over three nights, Thursdays – Saturdays through May 3 – May 26, and I attending opening night on Thursday. Snake Eyes, The first night of the plays, began with “The Waiting Room,” written by Stephen Shapiro and […]

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GCAC Presents: MadLab Theatre – it’s all in the numbers

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: MadLab Theatre – it’s all in the numbers

With a short play festival named after a gambling game where players bet on what number the ball will land on in the spinning roulette wheel, it’s only natural that MadLab’s Theatre Roulette, opening May 3rd, can be broken down by the numbers. 13 – This is the 13th annual Theatre Roulette. And while that […]

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Review: Happy 9/11! and Other Completely Non-Offensive Tales explores the darker side of human relationships

Anne Evans Anne Evans Review: Happy 9/11! and Other Completely Non-Offensive Tales explores the darker side of human relationships

Going into MadLab Theatre’s current show, Happy 9/11! and Other Completely Non-Offensive Tales, and not having read too much about it, I thought it was going to be jokes galore at whether or not one should be making jokes about 9/11. Whether adding a ‘never forget’ and a ‘ha-ha’ after seeing 9:11 flash as the […]

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