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Like an Abstract Painting

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A Review of “Don’t you Weep: The Story of a Passionate Woman” at the Balch Street Theatre by Josy Jones   Picture yourself walking into an art gallery and seeing a group of people standing in front of a painting. Each person in the crowd is statue-still, givin... More »

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The Death of a Man | The Devil’s Milk Three Part Trilogy

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by Taylor Patterson Be transported into the Amazon Jungle through the story of Akron’s relationship with rubber. “The Death of a Man,” the first piece of The Devil’s Milk trilogy, is a one-man show produced by New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL). Long time... More »

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The Black Box | The Pitter Patter of an Arts Renaissance

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words by Josy Jones; photos by Eartha L. Goodwin Those trying to organize children and teenagers tend to carry a certain aura. You can see it wafting off them as they run here and there trying to make sure everything is just right. Their urgency helps ensure t... More »

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Seá’s Night | A New Akron Tradition

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  Professional Theater for the Special Needs Community words and photos by Gray Giaconia The lights dim in the intimate black box theater that is home to None Too Fragile Theater. The actors walk on stage for the first of the day’s two shows, which are the fin... More »

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Think on Your Feet

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  Wandering Aesthetics to offer Children’s improv theatre courses by Taylor Patterson 8/28/2017 Tell your kids to bring their singing voices and dancing shoes! Wandering Aesthetics is offering three improvisational theatre courses this September. Their play-ba... More »

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Catch The Devil’s Milk Trilogy in Repertory

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by Gray Giaconia   New World Performance Laboratory will perform the “Devil’s Milk Trilogy” this week in repertory at the Balch Street Theatre in Akron. The trilogy consists of three stand-alone plays about Akron and its relation to the rubber industry. Audien... More »

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Let Theatre Come to You: Summit StageFest

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by Josy Jones “If people won’t go to the theater, the theater should go to them.” Thus, the Summit StageFest was born. Jane Bond of Partners for Theater (partnersfortheater.org) loves theatre and was disturbed by the amount of people she spoke to who had never... More »

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Juke Joint 2.0

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by Lauren Collins Looking for a night of old school hip hop, funk and soul music in an interesting and local venue? The Rialto Theatre presents Juke Joint 2.0 featuring DJ Roger Riddle and DJ Vinnie G. We spoke with Riddle about what makes the Juke Joint 2.0 s... More »

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Confronting Reality: Theatre on Balch Street

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by Josy Jones This place is not like walking into an orthodox, auditorium theater. It’s intimate, it’s personal and the seating is liable to be rearranged every time you attend. It is the personification of uncertainty where you can be certain you will be expe... More »

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Ma’Sue Productions Presents “Or Does it Explode?”

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  words by Melanie Anderson; photos by Emily Durway “What happens to a dream deferred?” asked Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes in the 1951 poem that inspired the play “A Raisin in the Sun.” He presents several possible outcomes for the deferred dream, e... More »