Tag Archives: Theatre – Feature

The Rep’s Fun Home celebrates lesbian graphic novelist Alison Bechdel

Toledo loves love— and equality— so it’s no surprise that The Toledo Rep chose to debut Fun Home, the true story of lesbian graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Bechdel took seven years to finish her graphic novel, in part due to her time-intensive artistic process of photographing

The “Ragtime” Melting Pot

If it’s possible for a stage show to be timeless and incredibly timely all at once, that show might be Ragtime. Originally staged on Broadway in 1998, the musical weaves together multiple narratives to tell interlocking stories of the American experience in the early 20th century.

Parental Advice Takes the Stage

It’s already a stressful day for Olivia and Gabe. They’ve just moved across the country to a new apartment in Chicago— the first time they’ve lived together. They’re struggling to get everything unloaded into their new place. And then, suddenly, the parents show up.

Shakespeare (Abridged): Billy S’s 37 plays, in two hours

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.