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BGSU musical spells success

So it struck me just a few minutes into “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: This is “A Chorus Line” for prepubescent spellers.

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Thursday 10/22/2015
BGSU musical spells success

So it struck me just a few minutes into “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: This is “A Chorus Line” for prepubescent spellers.

Posted: October 22, 2015
Thursday 10/08/2015
Baron sheds new light on craft of Denzel Washington

Cynthia Baron, professor in the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film, is the quintessential California blonde — the kind that grows up hearing, “You ought to be in pictures.” Today she is in pictures — big time, but not smiling from a screen. A film scholar she examines films’ celluloid/digital hearts and minds, explicating movies as an art form.

Updated: October 08, 2015 - 10:26 am
Thursday 09/24/2015
‘Swimming in the Shallows’ weighs in on love’s discontents

When we first meet Barb (played by Sara Lipinski Chambers) in “Swimming in the Shallows,” she has weighty things on her mind.

Updated: September 24, 2015 - 10:47 am
Thursday 09/17/2015
Players give devil & curling their due in sports comedy

Golf is the more usual sport of choice for the Black Swamp Players.

Updated: September 17, 2015 - 9:42 am
Friday 09/11/2015
History at the heart of Born’s fiction

Author Jason Born is a practical man who has learned to live happily in multiple worlds. A family man with a day job he loves, he heads his own company — Stirling Bridge, Wealth Partners,LLC. in  McClure. The company name hints of his other interest, history as human stories. Stirling Bridge is no Ohio edifice, but stands in Scotland, site of the 1297 Battle of the first war of Scottish Independence. Every fan of Sir Walter Scott knows that.

Posted: September 11, 2015
Thursday 09/10/2015
Lionface troupe roars in Bard’s Roman spectacle

Lacking the multitudes called for by the tale of “Coriolanus,” Lionface Productions brings this late Shakespearean tragedy to life with the power of their few voices.

Updated: September 10, 2015 - 9:32 am
Monday 08/24/2015
‘Town & Gown,’ trove of nostalgic eye candy for BG

“Bowling Green: A Town and Gown History,” (The History Press) weaves a pictorial link between a paired town and university

Updated: August 24, 2015 - 10:05 am
Friday 07/31/2015
Trout tells heroic tales of military women of WWII

Peg Trout, proud native of North Baltimore, proves you can come home again and have a lot of fun in the process. The author, photographer, and self-publisher of Sisters at War , a lovingly written history of fifty-three women who served in a not-always- welcoming military during World War II, was inspired by the life, times and five inch scrapbook of her beloved Aunt Flo. As a child Peg poured over her aunt’s meticulously kept scrapbook which contained historical minutiae ranging from travel orders to decorations.

Posted: July 31, 2015
Thursday 06/25/2015
Perrysburg troupe’s ‘Shrek’ is a heartwarming spectacle

“Shrek The Musical” has a lot of moving parts.

Updated: June 25, 2015 - 9:32 am
Wednesday 06/17/2015
Author offers new look at love

Dr. Anya (Heather Trahan) is a recent English PhD. graduate of BGSU. "Opening Love" is the outgrowth of her research and experience of the polyamory movement and community. "Polyamory" means many loves and in this day of changing perceptions and acceptances it has its own 21st century inclusions and viewpoints.

Posted: June 17, 2015
Wednesday 06/03/2015
Beautiful Kids make much of Bard in park

Beautiful Kids Independent Shakespeare could just as well be called the Against All Odds Shakespeare Company.

Updated: June 03, 2015 - 9:57 am
Wednesday 05/27/2015
William Easterly takes aim at development's good intentions

"The Tyranny of Experts"  recounts  the military invasion of Wood County on a Sunday morning February, 2010. Twenty thousand farmers saw their homes and crops burned, their cattle machine gunned, and were told their land was no longer their land. Go!

Updated: May 27, 2015 - 9:38 am
Thursday 05/07/2015
Anesa Miller working to bring her characters to wider audience

Anesa Miller, "Author, Deep Thinker, Nature Lover," is now a BG summer resident flitting to points West in colder times. She describes herself as a recovering academic of currently unfashionable Russian studies. She has learned to live happily ever after by, among others things,  immersing herself in creative writing. Novel readers be happy.

Posted: May 07, 2015
Thursday 04/23/2015
BGSU stages must-see ‘Urinetown’

Dystopias don’t get any more chipper than “Urinetown.”

Posted: April 23, 2015
Thursday 04/16/2015
Players deliver chills, laughs

There's the Chekhov dictum about drama that a gun introduced early in a play inevitably goes off by the end.

Updated: April 16, 2015 - 10:08 am

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