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Lincoln Theatre to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Lincoln Theatre to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and the Lincoln Theatre Association will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lincoln’s grand reopening with a free community open house on Sunday, April 14. The open house is part of the CAPA’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration. Since its $13.5 million reopening in 2009, the Lincoln Theatre has become […]

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Review: Shadowbox Live Tributes the Women of Rock with “Leather & Lace”

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Review: Shadowbox Live Tributes the Women of Rock with “Leather & Lace”

March is Women’s History Month and if you’re struggling with how to celebrate, Shadowbox Live has recently opened a fitting tribute. Running until May 19, Leather & Lace: A Musical Tribute to the Women of Rock features a set list of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic frontwomen and leading ladies, from legendary powerhouse divas to […]

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Review: MadLab Closes 2018-2019 Season With Science Fiction Satire Happy Pills

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: MadLab Closes 2018-2019 Season With Science Fiction Satire Happy Pills

MadLab opens their premiere of Alyssa Cokinis’ science fiction satire Happy Pills in a production directed by Dallas Ray this weekend. Happy Pills takes place in a post-apocalyptic Bethesda, MD, where Fern (Audrey Marie Craddick) finds even nuclear blasts and suburban DC’s conversion into a conflagration of walled cities doesn’t change her problems very much. […]

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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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CATCO Director Steven C. Anderson to Retire at End of 2019-20 Season

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CATCO Director Steven C. Anderson to Retire at End of 2019-20 Season

Steven C. Anderson, one of Central Ohio’s longtime arts leaders and the producing director of CATCO, announced he will retire at the end of the 2019-20 theatre season on June 30, 2020. Since 1978, Anderson has been a leader in Columbus’ arts scene, working as the director of education and associate producing director at Players […]

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Review: OSU Theatre Presents Her Naked Skin

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: OSU Theatre Presents Her Naked Skin

Her Naked Skin zooms in on a pivotal year in the fight for women’s rights, 1913-1914. Its scenes present snapshots of the suffragettes’ adaptation of tactics from the Irish Rebellion, including vandalism and hunger strikes, before they suspended the campaign in a gesture of unity during WWI. The spine of the play, and its strongest […]

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Review: OSU Theatre Presents Riveting The Wolves

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: OSU Theatre Presents Riveting The Wolves

The OSU Department of Theatre presents Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer-finalist The Wolves in a raw, stripped-down, and switchblade-sharp production directed by Elizabeth Wellman, opening this weekend. The Wolves follows the eponymous soccer team, part of a U17 girls’ indoor league for the latter half of their season. Each scene takes place before or after a week’s […]

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