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
When a husband and wife meet their new next door neighbors— a standard setup in pop culture theater— there’s a sly acknowledgement of how cliche this premise could be.
The first youth shelter for LGBTQ+ individuals in the Toledo area, the Harvey House is established as a place where young people can find non-judgmental support and safety. As part of Pride month in June, a special event designed to raise money for the House, as well as to inspire attendees, a “Drag Show for Harvey House”, will take place at Legends Showclub on Erie Street.
Listen to hundreds of people singing together at Saengerfest 2018, a day of competition which occurs every three years for choirs in the North American Swiss Singing Alliance (NASSA). This year, Saengerfest will be hosted by the Toledo Swiss Singers, one of the 14 U.S. and Canadian choirs that make up the NASSA. In 2015,
Crying is frowned upon in baseball, but laughing is encouraged, until you are in tears, at Hensville’s Fleetwood’s Tap Room. Listen to local and regional comedians hit jokes out of the park during the Rooftop Comedy series, held on select Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Catch headliner Robert Jenkins (pictured above), an acclaimed Detroit comedian,
Enjoy discussions led by scholars in the field, history taught through reenactment, and even children’s stories from the mid twentieth century when the Ohio Chautauqua 2018 tour rolls into Rossford this month. Providing a great space to gather with family, friends and neighbors to experience live music, living history and intellectual discussions, this traveling tour’s
Experience a melodic float along the Maumee River during The Sandpiper’s Musical Dinner Cruise. Nosh on Tony Packo’s world famous grub while enjoying the musical stylings of Kerry Patrick Clark during this perfect opportunity to indulge in an evening of luxury, without a premium price tag. $39. 6:30-8:30pm | Wednesday, June 20 The Sandpiper Boat