So it struck me just a few minutes into “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: This is “A Chorus Line” for prepubescent spellers.
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 exami…
When we first meet Barb (played by Sara Lipinski Chambers) in “Swimming in the Shallows,” she has weighty things on her mind.
Golf is the more usual sport of choice for the Black Swamp Players.
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…
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.
“Bowling Green: A Town and Gown History,” (The History Press) weaves a pictorial link between a paired town and university
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…
“Shrek The Musical” has a lot of moving parts.
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 inclus…
Beautiful Kids Independent Shakespeare could just as well be called the Against All Odds Shakespeare Company.
"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!
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 h…
Dystopias don’t get any more chipper than “Urinetown.”
There's the Chekhov dictum about drama that a gun introduced early in a play inevitably goes off by the end.
A home’s dining room is often a scene for family dramas to play out, and playwright A.R. Gurney makes the most of that dynamic, making the room itself the silent lead character in “The Dining Room.”
Teresa Milbrodt, fictioneer, grew up in Bowling Green, attending Kenwood School and graduating from Bowling Green High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University, followed by a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a Master’s in American Culture S…
Though the mob is at the gate even as "Dialogues of the Carmelites" begins, the true enemy is closer still.
Former BGHS teacher and current writer of mystery books, Rebecca S. Duckro (Becky), has found happiness and success with KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). She has published three books of her Kate Guesswine series and it has been a journey from paper pages to electronic images.
Two fit, dutiful, bookish, adventurous and long time best friends had time on their hands. The two were seasoned outdoorsmen, despite their literary ways, and had dreams of adventure before settling down. One planned a September wedding, the other had a serious girl friend. No jobs distracte…
"The Memory of Water" mixes equal parts comedy and heartbreak, the perfect recipe for a hysteria cocktail.
Charlie Brown is the most unlikely comics icon. He's celebrated for his faults and failings, his alternating acceptance of his fate, and hopefulness in the face of unrelenting disappointment.
Two years doesn't a tradition make.
Composer Gian Carlo Menotti plucked the plot for "Amahl and the Night Visitors" from the folk tales of his native Italy.