Coming this Halloween: W3 by Robb Willoughby

YSTC’S FALL SEASON OPENS WITH LAUGHTER AND CHILLS

W3

BY ROBB WILLOUGHBY

DIRECTED BY ELLEN BALLERENE

October 26th-27th and November 2 and 3 at 8 p.m.

This fall, feel the thrills and chills of W3, three hilarious horror stories that will leave you laughing and gasping for more!   Written by local playwright Robb Willoughby and directed by YSTC company member, Ellen Ballerene, these three short plays ring in Halloween in a thrill and chill way!   

MIDSUMMER IS HERE!

PRESENTING THE 2018 YSTC SUMMER SHAKESPEARE SHINDIG!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

JULY 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2018

Performance starts at 8 p.m.

200 S. Walnut Street, Yellow Springs Ohio 

Live music provided by James Johnson and the  YS  Community Orchestra

RAIN OR SHINE.

Admission is FREE.  Donations gladly accepted.
Building the Midsummer set behind Mills Lawn Elementary

2018 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE AUDITIONS AND SUMMER CAMPS!

AUDITIONS FOR YSTC’S SUMMER  SHAKESPEARE SHINDIG PRODUCTION:

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Coming July 2018 At Mills Lawn in Yellow Springs

Directed by Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp

Live music provided by James Johnson &  The YS Community Orchestra.

NEW FOR 2018:  GROUNDLING CAMP!

Check out our summer Shakespeare camps for kids 8-14!
Scroll below audition information for more information.

Coming in June!


AUDITION INFORMATION

ADULT AND YOUNG ACTORS (15 and up):

WHEN: APRIL 19th and 20th, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

WHERE: Room 116 at YELLOW SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
420 E. ENON RD in YELLOW SPRINGS

Be prepared to read from the verse or Shakespeare sonnet. Please bring picture and resume, if applicable. No prior experience necessary.

CHILDREN (5 and up):

WHEN: APRIL 21, 2018

WHERE: Room 116 at YELLOW SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
420 E. ENON RD in YELLOW SPRINGS

Looking for fairies and brownies, gnomes and sprites for our summer production. Open call for parents and children at 6:30 pm. No preparation necessary!


NEW FOR SUMMER 2018: GROUNDLING CAMP FOR KIDS 8-14!

Informational meeting on APRIL 22, 2018 at 5:30.

WHERE: Room 116 at YELLOW SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
420 E. ENON RD in YELLOW SPRINGS

Join artistic director Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp for a two week Shakespeare theater day-camp designed for young artists! Young actors will explore the world, word and stories of Shakespeare in three separate sessions designed to engage their mind with the Bard of Avon’s at their grade level!

Session 1: (8-10) FAIRY CAMP- campers discover and explore the life and history of fairies through the filter of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

Session 2: (10-12) SHAKESPEARE AND NATURE – children learn about Shakespeare and his rich relationship with the natural world through both his text and outdoor exploration in beautiful YELLOW SPRINGS.

Session 3: (12-14) SHAKESPEARE IN ACTION-older students learn to see the “hidden fish” in Shakespeare’s language so they can decipher the secret map in the text he left in his plays. Young Actors will develop their acting, improv and presentation skills needed to perform Shakespeare’s work outside.

Send us a message for more information on times, dates and rates! Get your spot reserved today!

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2018 SHINDIG INFORMATION:

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Performances: July 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 2018
8 pm

Under the stars on the lawn of MILLS LAWN SCHOOL in YELLOW SPRINGS. Please provide your own seating.

Alcohol and firearms strictly prohibited on school grounds.

ADMISSION TO THE PERFORMANCES ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

JANUARY 2018: THE TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL IS BACK!

THIS JANUARY, FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY, THE 10 MINUTE PLAYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!

Come join Yellow Springs Theater Company’s and this year’s actors and directors in our annual crowd favorite of new plays written by local writers!

The 10 Minute Play Festival is a long-standing, beloved tradition in town and we are proud to keep it going. It will be one weekend only of performances highlighting new theater voices.

Come join the packed houses and support fellow community members stepping into the spotlight. Rejoice in veteran and newly discovered writing talent alike, all from our Miami Valley Community!

WHEN: JANUARY 26TH AND 27TH

Doors open at 7:30
Performances begin at 8 p.m.

WHERE: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF YELLOW SPRINGS

314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH

Admission is available at the door and is $10.

FEFU AND HER FRIENDS

YSTC PRESENTS FEFU AND HER FRIENDS!

An intimate story in an personalized setting, written in 1977 by Cuban American playwright Marie Irene Fornes, YSTC is proud to present one of the major feminist plays from the late 20th century, FEFU AND HER FRIENDS.

Eight women gather in Fefu’s house ostensibly to prepare for a fundraising presentation. Travelling from room to room audiences view the performances in different orders, watching the relationships between the women as they share their thoughts on sex, love and death.

SEPTEMBER 28th – 30th

OCTOBER 5th- 7th

THURSDAYSm FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS AT 8 P.M.

All performances at the YS Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Due to the intimate nature of the play, seating is limited to 50 people a performance.    

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR YSTC’S 2017 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE SHINDIG!

This year, YSTC speaks truth to power with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Shindig’s production of JULIUS CAESAR.

Directed by Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp

July 14-15, 21-22

On the back lawn of Mills Lawn Elementary School
200 Walnut Street in Yellow Springs Ohio

Music begins at 7 p.m.
JULIUS CAESAR begins at 8 p.m.

ADMISSION IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Donations will be solicited to help support YSTC’s artistic mission.

MAKE A DONATION NOW THROUGH PAYPAL TO HELP SUPPORT YSTC’S ARTISTIC MISSION TO KEEP SHAKESPEARE FREE!

Just click the Paypal button below and make a donation of any amount! YSTC will use all monies received to continue to bring challenging and relevant theater to Yellow Springs and Miami Valley Audiences!





YSTC presents AN ADULT EVENING OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN

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Join YSTC for an evening of raucous, provocative and definitely ADULT humor by renown children’s book author and Playboy cartoonist (yes, he was both) Shel Silverstein! This evening of dark, funny and edgy material will leave you laughing and reflecting about life, relationships and humanity.

All shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the door.

Fridays, May 5th and May 12th at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch University Campus:
Address: South Hall Morgan Place in Yellow Springs

Saturdays May 6yh and May 13th at The Emporium
233 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs,

Tickets for Fridays are $10 at the door.

Tickets for Saturday are $13 at the door (show only) and $20 for the show and a wine tasting.

Doors open at 7:30.

Directed by Amy Wamsley

Featuring:

Ellen Ballerene
Robert Campell
Kayla Grahame
J. Gary Thompson
Tony Williams

THE YSTC 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

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THIS JANUARY, FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY, THE 10 MINUTE PLAYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! 

Come join YSTC’s company of actors and directors in our annual crowd favorite of new plays written by local writers!

The 10 Minute Play Festival is YSTC’s wonderful one weekend only  of performances highlighting new theater voices.  Come join the packed houses and support fellow community members stepping into the spotlight and rejoice in veteran as well as newly discovered writing talent within our Miami Valley Community!

WHEN:  JANUARY 27TH AND 28TH

Doors open at 7:30
Performances begin at 8 p.m.

WHERE:  THE YELLOW SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Admission is available at the door and is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

 

YSTC’S 2016-17 SEASONS OPENS WITH RAY BRADBURY’S “SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES!”

 

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OPENING JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN 2016!!  DON’T MISS IT!

Something Wicked This Way Comes

adapted from the short story for the stage by

Ray Bradbury

Directed by Miriam Eckenrode-Saari

October 14-15, 21-22 at 8 p.m.
October 16 and 23rd at 2 p.m.

All performances at the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs

314 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs

Admission is $10 at the door.

ABOUT THE PLAY:

One strange and dark year long ago, Halloween came early. It came on Oct. 24, three hours after midnight, to be precise. The exact same time that Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow show rolled into Green Town, Ill. As the town clock chimes 3:00, James Nightshade and William Halloway leave their beds to watch the train pull in, but there is no one manning the locomotive and no one in the cars behind. Yet the siren song of a calliope beckons all with impossible dreams and youth regained.

First lured by its promises, the two boys will soon discover the diabolical truth about the carnival. Behind the Egyptian mirror mazes and the spooky cast of characters, including the Illustrated Man and deadly Mr. Dark, the cost of wishes can be the stuff of nightmares. Only Jim, Will and Will’s father can save the town from the sinister carnival that threatens to destroy it and them.

Adapting his own literary classic for the stage, Ray Bradbury weaves a classic tale of good and evil, perfectly capturing the wonder of youth and Octobers of skies orange and ash gray at twilight. For those who still dream and remember, the show is about to begin.

 

YSTC Presents the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Celebration

SHAKESPEARE IN YELLOW SPRINGS

The plays of Shakespeare have a special connection to the Village of Yellow Springs.   In the 1950’s, the first Shakespeare festival on the North American continent, Shakespeare Under the Stars, drew audiences from all over the country.  This summer theater tradition continued for many years afterwards, delighting local audiences and giving Yellow Springs an artistic reputation for excellence in classical theater.

This summer, YSTC is thrilled to bring Shakespeare back to the site of that first festival:  the lawn of Kelly Hall on Antioch College.  Our first offering is the classic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, set during the Civil War and directed by YSTC’s Artistic Director, Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp.

ABOUT THE SHOW

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

It is summer 1864 and in the tiny town of Messina, Ohio, the local regiment has returned on leave, ready to fall in love.   As the town celebrates the upcoming marriage of war hero, Captain Claudio and Hero, the lovely daughter of the town’s leading family,  a fierce and funny battle of wits ignite between Benedick and Beatrice, both who swear they will never fall in love.

Sparks fly when friends and family unite to bring the two together. Elsewhere,  in the shadows, Don John forms a more sinister plot to stop the marriage.  With mass confusion, confessions of love, a bumbling sheriff and a wise reverend, Shakespeare provides much ado indeed before love finally conquers all.

WHEN:

July 15th-16th, 2016

July 22nd-23rd, 2016

All performances at 8 p.m. rain or shine.

WHERE:

Kelly Hall on the campus on Antioch College in Yellow Springs.  The performance will be located on the back lawn of the building facing Corry Street.

The back lawn of Kelly Hall. 

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LAWN SEATING:

Seating is on the lawn and unreserved.  There are sidewalks which allow for handicapped access to the space from the main Antioch Campus.  Please bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and rain gear in case of inclement weather.

 ADMISSION:

Admission to MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is free to the public.

SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIP

Want a way to highlight your business as a supporter of theater arts in Yellow Springs?   Contact Sarah Wildman or call 937-708-1255 and learn how your business or organization can help be part of this historic production!

Want to show your support for local theater?   Click on the button below to make a secure PayPal donation and help YSTC in our efforts to keep Shakespeare free!


 

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