Question: What is ShakesBeer? A) A casual mix and mingle for downtown residents and employees. B) A fun way to enjoy Shakespeare's Othello through a modern (and much shortened!) production. C) An opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at one of Dayton's local craft breweries. Answer: All of the above! Dayton Metro Library is hosting a free after-work networking event on Thursday, October 9 at the Main Library (215 E. Third Street, Dayton) with a double dose of craft. First up: Enjoy the craft of acting from The Human Race Theatre Company as they perform a shortened and modern … [Read more...] about ShakesBeer: A Double Dose of Craft
The Little Art Theatre, which completed a half-million dollar renovation in 2013, will present productions from London’s National Theatre beginning this month. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that broadcasts the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas around the world. Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, with cameras positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the “best seat in the house” view of each production. Shakespeare’s Coriolanus will open the series, with screenings on Saturday, … [Read more...] about Little Art Theatre Brings London’s National Theatre Live to the Miami Valley
One of the greatest strengths of the Theatre program at Sinclair Community College is its focus on the individual student, according to Steven Skiles, chair of Sinclair’s Theatre and Dance Department. “We want to get to know our students,” Skiles says. “We want to get to know what their goals are. Do you want to go on to a four-year institution? Do you want to go straight to New York? Is it your dream to be an American actor living in London?” “We try to engage students in those conversations,” he continues, “so that when they’re going through the program here, they also have a larger … [Read more...] about Sinclair Students Are ‘Theatre Practitioners of the Future’
DPO presents Romeo & Juliet Weekend: Ballet Music Meets Dramatic Script @J_Capulet: Yo, Rom! What ^? Where U @? @R_Montague: J-Babe! Can’t tweet/climb vines @ same time. ˄ in a sec! The preceding conversation is part of the famous Balcony Scene from William Shakespeare’s tragic play Romeo and Juliet…in 2011-speak. Compared to the original, it lacks something, doesn’t it? Actually, it lacks a lot. In only 400-some years it has eroded to the former from this: O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls; For stony limits cannot … [Read more...] about Star-Crossed Lovers in Mixed Media
With the thermometer quickly dipping, and cool breezes winding their way throughout the Miami Valley, we come upon another autumn here in Dayton. And as the leaves start to change, the Shakespeare in South Park Company gears up for its fourth season of outdoor theater with a presentation of The Merry Wives of Windsor on September 16th through the 18th. This whimsical play is a return to comedy after last year’s excellent production of Romeo and Juliet flexed many of the player’s dramatic muscles. However it is unique in its own right among Shakespeare’s more lighthearted affairs, offering a … [Read more...] about Shakespeare in South Park Presents: The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Nights Dream Free Shakespeare! In many communities around the world, a treasured summer activity is outdoor performances and festivals devoted to classic Shakespeare plays (Shakespeare Fellowship List). Two of the most well-known in Ohio are Cincinnati Shakespeare Co. which tours two shows in fourteen different parks and Actor's Theatre which is celebrating it's 30th season presenting shows in Schiller Park in Columbus' German Village. Suddenly in the past few years there is much interest in this terrific tradition right here in the Miami Valley, ranging from a small … [Read more...] about The BARD is on the loose!
Twelfth Night The Human Race Theatre Co. What is love? ’tis not hereafter; Present mirth hath present laughter; What’s to come is still unsure: In delay there lies no plenty; Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty, Youth’s a stuff will not endure. Seize the day. Enjoy the moment. Youth won't last. Carpe Diem. Aaron Vega has a vision. Take the bard's classic comedy, Twelfth Night (orginally set in ancient Illyria) and plop it into an American / Jazz Age / F. Scott Fitzgeraldean setting. Cool. You gotta be creative and have some guts to do something like that, no? Well Vega … [Read more...] about Present Mirth Hath Present Laughter
Romeo & Juliet SHAKESPEARE IN HISTORIC SOUTH PARK A few years ago I met up with my family in Columbus to attend a Shakespeare in the Park production in German Village. While not a huge fan of "The Bard," I still completely enjoyed the experience. The acting was terrrific, it was a perfect atmosphere-a great sense of community and idyllic summer evening under the stars with my family watching the Tempest. Fast forward a couple of years and the neighborhood in which I now reside in Dayton has the same great tradition. This weekend marks the third outdoor Shakespeare production in the … [Read more...] about A Tragedy in South Park…and Idina Flies into Cincy!