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.
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
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.
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.
July 15th-16th, 2016
July 22nd-23rd, 2016
All performances at 8 p.m. rain or shine.
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.
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 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!
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