For just over two years, the Cutting Edge Theatre Company in Sylvania has aimed to present small, innovative productions, completely selling out intimate performances of Hair and Cabaret to appreciative crowds. Cutting Edge’s rendition of Cabaret in March earned nine honors from the 2017 Ohio Community Theatre Association for the Northwest Region, including Excellence in
How could an influential artist be forgotten? Rudolf Bauer, a German painter who was a revolutionary in the world of abstract art, had virtually gone unnoticed for many years because his paintings were hidden in the basement of the Guggenheim Museum. In Bauer, a play written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Jeffrey Albright, we
In a 1963 interview with The Paris Review, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Anne Porter made a poignant proclamation: “I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing. The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.” Porter’s admission rings true for many artists. Mental illness and creativity often ride
Throughout her long and prolific theatrical life, Amy Spalding-Heuring has been followed by the specters of Pseudolus, Marcus Lycus and the other characters from Stephen Sondheim’s legendary 1962 musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Spalding-Heuring grew up in Northwest Ohio and, as a youngster, sang the show’s most famous song,
Eight-year-olds rarely dream of growing up to become a spider— but then again, Alanna Baker was no typical eight-year-old. From a small village outside of London, Baker began training for acrobatic competitions at age five. She hadn’t even turned nine and she knew exactly what she wanted to do. “Cirque du Soleil came to London.
It’s the future. Technology has advanced to the point where artificial intelligence and holographic technology can summon a lifelike recreation of someone who has long since passed away. What would the implications be on the real people left behind? How much of your past would you be willing to revisit? These tantalizing questions lie at