“I’m much more involved, I suppose, because it’s been a long process from the beginning to the end—and, of course, we’re not to the end yet. “
Head north on US-23 to Milan, MI for the Route 23 Arts & Music Festival, three days of live music, street performers, plays, literature, craft beer, and more. Milan’s own Roustabout Theatre Troupe will stage readings of four plays, offer a series of one act and 1-minute scripts, and host two improv performances. For more
Get a good laugh in with stand-up performances by Darin Casler, Ian Davis, Silas Green, Elliott Kreim, Charles Wetzel Jr. and host, Michael DeSanto at FilmToledo’s Untitled Improv Show. Proceeds benefit FilmToledo, a non-profit film commission bringing outside productions to Toledo and promoting the local film community. $10. 7pm Sunday | August 19 The Ottawa
Audiences love the spectacle of the circus, but sometimes the most sensational story happens outside of the tent. Find yourself mesmerized by P.T. Barnum, the infamous and legendary showman, during Barnum. Combining circus acts with traditional theater, this rarely-performed musical returns to The Croswell’s stage for the first time in 30 years for a two
Humor is best tested at a moment’s notice. Want to master the art of off the cuff jokes? Nick Morgan, Erin Kanary and Diana DePasquale—Toledo improv veterans who began the Toledo Rep’s adult improv program—have launched Glass City Improv, a new theater group dedicated to improv classes and performances. The instructors will continue to offer
Playwright JaJuan Turner knows the struggle. A courier by day for Mercy Medical Center, Turner goes home and writes four hours daily in a room dubbed “the lab.” He’s 80% deaf and the hearing aids he needs exceed his budget. Artistic sinecures and safeguards elude him: no fancy university post, no agent, no grants. He’s
Head north for Theatre NOVA’s Michigan Playwrights Festival to hear new works from Michigan writers. The five-day summer festival will feature five new plays, each debuting for one night only. On Wednesday, July 25th, the festival begins with “Sex and Innocence” by Emilio Rodriguez, a story about a Hollywood plastic figurine that comes to life.
This show simultaneously pays homage to and pokes fun at William Shakespeare, theater’s most sacred cow. In the space of a few hours, three actors take to the stage to summarize all 37 of the Bard’s legendary plays— including the sonnets— in a blizzard of wit and energetic performance.
“Everybody has been hypnotized,” hypnotist and comedy magician Chuck King. “And with that being said, it might not be what you think it is.
Does the name Davey Herold mean anything to you? If you’re a history buff, you might know him as John Wilkes Booth’s accomplice in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Follow the planning, the infamous event, and the resulting manhunt from Herold’s perspective during WILKES, a fast-paced, contemporary play by the Glacity Theatre Collective. 8pm |
In Literature in Motion’s stage play, Cracks in Her Foundation, Mia Johnson, a pastor’s daughter, and once a recognizable face of the church, embarks on a dangerous journey, leaving her family and seemingly perfect life behind. Will she eventually return home, or will she continue on her path of destruction? $20-$45 | 3pm and 8pm