Lake Erie College and Rabbit Run Theater present George Bernard Shaw’s “Misalliance”

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The photo is (L to R) Greg Gnau as Mr. Tarleton and Evie Koh as Lina Szczepanowska. Photo credit to Hannah Sandham.

PAINESVILLE, Ohio— George Bernard Shaw’s comedy “Misalliance” opens Friday, Nov. 13 at Lake Erie College’s C. K. Rickel Theatre. This show is the second in a four-part collaborative theatrical season between Rabbit Run Community Arts Association and Lake Erie College. The project, The Studio Series, is funded in part by a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Directed by Dr. Jerry Jaffe, assistant professor of theatre at LEC, “Misalliance” is a comedy of manners and one of Shaw’s wittier plays. Written in 1910, Shaw offers a study on the question of what becomes of traditional marriage in progressive, turn-of-the-century England.

Within the confines of one afternoon, no less than eight marriage proposals are issued in the country estate of self-made industrialist John Tarleton, played by Greg Gnau. Tarleton’s daughter, Hypatia, played by LEC student Jesse Gobol, is engaged to Bentley (LEC student Justin Keeler), the milquetoast son of Lord Summerhays (Roger Principe) who once asked Hypatia to marry him.

Tarleton’s son, Johnny (Connor McCarthy) and wife (Beverly Kristy) enters the mix as well as a mysterious man (Christopher Ashmun) armed with a gun and a picture of his dead mother, once a lover of Tarleton’s. To top things off, an airplane crashes into the estate’s greenhouse with family friend Joey (LEC alum Richard Keay) piloting the plane carrying the enchantress Lina (Evie Koh).

Shaw, one of the most celebrated playwrights in the English language, wrote over 80 plays. “Pygmalion” and “Arms and the Man” are perhaps his most famous and most frequently produced plays. There are numerous movies and adaptations, including the beloved musical version of “Pygmalion”, “My Fair Lady.” Shaw is also the motivation for the Shaw Festival every year in Ontario, Canada.

“Misalliance” runs Nov. 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 15 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the C.K. Rickel Theatre in Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts off of Gillett St. on the Lake Erie College campus.

On Saturday, Nov. 20, guests may add on a pre-show stop at the Steele Mansion in Painesville. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served for an additional $10/person followed by a self-guided tour of the mansion. A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reservations may be made at rabbitrunonline.org. The Steele Mansion is located at 348 Mentor Ave., directly across from Lake Erie College.

Tickets for “Misalliance” are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and may be purchased at the door or in advance at rabbitrunonline.org. All seats are general seating. Parking is free.

“Misalliance” is made possible in part by funding through the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts and Culture Fund, the Ohio Arts Council and ideastream.

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Lake Erie College, founded in 1856, provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs grounded in the liberal arts. We empower students to deal with the diversity, complexity and change necessary to excel in the 21st century. We offer 33 undergraduate majors and master’s programs in business administration, education and physician assistant studies. Our students compete in 19 NCAA Division II varsity sports.

Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, in Madison, Ohio, is a fine arts association offering year-round instruction in all the major disciplines of the fine and performing arts. RRCAA also operates the historic Rabbit Run Theater, one of the few barn theaters still in operation.

For More Information:
Ruta Greiner
440.375.7224 (office)

Karen Ziegler
440.428.5913 (office)

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“LAKE ERIE LOVE” THE ARTS

Arts & Cultural Attractions for your Enjoyment

 

LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO, November 4, 2015 — At Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands we are thankful for our varied artistic and cultural opportunities. Discover your love for the arts this November when you visit.

 

Take in a show! Many live theater and performance options are offered, from a first-class symphony orchestra to community theater and everything in-between. Check out the Lake Erie Shores & Islands’ best venues and their offerings:
  • The Bellevue Society for the Arts is a community theatre organization whose mission is to promote the arts through appreciation, education, and participation at the 335-seat Hirt Theater. In November, BSA presents The Last Five Years, an intimate one-act musical on November 6-8 and 13-14. 
  • The Listening Room in Port Clinton is a music venue where nationally touring singers and songwriters perform their original music. This intimate setting with only 100 seats puts the audience close to the stage. Acts on the horizon include Jesse Terry & Daniel Champagne November 4 and Cassidy and the Music November 27.
  • The Playmakers Civic Theatre in Port Clinton is a community theatre offering both stage plays and musicals. Playmakers presents “Honk” The Musical November 12-15 and 19-22.
  • The Sandusky State Theatre is a 1,500-seat national landmark and is a top entertainment destination hosting nationally-recognized performers, Broadway shows, and community theatre. The State Theatre offers The Nutcracker Ballet on November 21 to kick-off the holidays.
  • The enchanting Firelands Symphony Orchestra, whose season runs from October through April at the Sandusky State Theatre, delights fans with its diverse repertoire. Patriotic Pops is presented on November 8.
  • The Firelands Musical Arts Series presents James D’Leaon Piano on November 7 performing at the Firelands Presbyterian Church.
At Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands, visual arts engage and inspire. Take in a museum or art gallery, or try your hand at a number of creative outlets and participate in an educational and creative opportunity.
  • The Sandusky Cultural Center offers works of art in a large variety of media and styles by contemporary artists from around the world. This gallery features known and aspiring artists, with regional, national and international talent and showcases a gallery devoted to the works of local students. The exhibit Rituals and Meditations runs through November 22.
  • The quaint village of Marblehead offers a number of artist galleries. Witness glass blowing demonstrations along with one-of-a-kind creations at Ferguson’s Gallery and Studio. Desdemona’s is a consignment gallery representing artists and craftsmen local to the area – most of them primarily inspired by nautical and nature themes. Twisted Sisters Gallery is a unique collection of artists showcasing elegant, yet kitschy works.
  • Historic downtown Sandusky offers the Brick Gallery representing a number of area artists in a variety of styles and media.
  • You can also shop for artistic goodies at a number of art walks and shows: Sandusky Art Walk November 5, Home for the Holidays Craft & Home Show November 14, Holiday Stop & Shop at Liberty Aviation Museum December 5, and the Main Street Vermilion Holiday Arts Show weekends through December 20.
  • Explore your creative side with a class: Recycled Art Workshop November 7, Twisted Art Class November 10, Wine & Paint Party November 10, Arty Party-to-go November 11 and 18, and Paint ‘n Pour November 18.
Get details on all performances, exhibits, classes, and events at SHORESandISLANDS.com and discover your love for the arts this fall.
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Jill L. Bauer
Public Relations Coordinator
Lake Erie Shores & Islands – East
4424 Milan Road, Suite A
Sandusky, OH 44870
419.625.2984 or 800.255.3743
www.SHORESandISLANDS.com

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The “Medina County Variety Show” will light up the night of November 8th.

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     Director Andrew Knode will be joined by his “Entertainment Pix” co-host Gary Kiser  in introducing the Variety Show’s performers to the excitement and challenge of a live TV production.  This will be the first live show for the TV production company that broadcasts regularly on local cable channels.  Audience members also can look forward to a new experience as they watch the TV style of the event. The production will be staged for the Medina County Arts Council’s 2015 fall fundraiser, titled“The Medina County Variety Show,” on Sunday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at the Haddad Theater, in Broadway Hall in Medina.

      Tickets for the Variety Show are being sold at Buehler’s stores in Brunswick, Wadsworth, and Medina, and at The Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau on Medina Square.  They can also be purchased on line www.medinacountyartscouncil.org.  In addition, tickets may be purchased for a special 2 p.m. show on the same day. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students 12 and under.  Committee members and Arts Council trustees want to make the Showcase available to many, so ticket prices are kept in an affordable range.  According to a committee spokesperson, “In response to the growth of Medina County, the organization’s board of trustees recognizes the need to provide funds for grants that encourage and support growing and needed local arts activities, and our committee appreciates the work to help us by the local TV staff led by Knode and Kiser.“

     Extra support for the event comes from local businesses and individuals through program ads, patron contributions, and in-kind donations.  Money raised will go toward the current efforts of the Council to increase funding for grants to county non-profit arts organizations, schools, and special arts activities in the county.

     Experienced and popular performers will include: Jim Gill, James and Heather Kovach, the Medina Centre for Dance Art, Denny Miller and others.  The script has been written by Kiser and Knode based on a story by Karl Kiser and Martin Carlton.  The Stage Manager and Assistant Director is John Haller.

     The production is promoted by the Arts Council’s fundraiser Steering Committee:  Linda Ingram, Committee Chair;  Cindy Allman, Marketing Chair; and Roger Smalley, Ticket Chair. Working with the staff and crew as House Managers are trustees Susan Ungham and Pat Chaloupek.

      The theater stage is in the County Administration Building at 144 N. Broadway in Medina, with free parking in the lot behind the building where the entrance to the auditorium is located. For additional information go to http://www.medinacountyartscouncil.org/  or call 330-722-5502 during business hours.  Seating is limited, so the early purchase of tickets is advisable.

Press release submitted by:
Nancy Sprowls, 330-725-6443
Linda Ingram,   330-388-0693

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Violins of Hope

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“Violins of Hope” Exhibit – Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio.

19 violins, each with its own story to tell.   Each violin a testament that you can not silence the music.

In the exhibit 18 of the 19 violins are from the collection of Amnon Weinstein. Amnon Weinstein, is a second generation violin-maker based in Israel, who has collected and repaired more than 45 Holocaust-era violins from around the world.  Many of the instruments he has collected have been played in concert halls around the world,  and most recently by musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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Throughout the exhibit you will discover the stories behind  the violins played by the Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. You will learn how music was used in the Nazi death camps. And you will understand what music meant to the Jewish people.

Make plans to view this extraordinary exhibit as well as enjoy one of the many events which have been planned around northeast Ohio to commemorate the role of music and the musicians who played during the Holocaust.

The Violins of Hope exhibit and area programs that are planned throughout the Cleveland area are a result of a community-wide collaboration.  The exhibit runs thru January 3, 2016.  For more information visit ViolinsofHopeCle.org.

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DRINK CRAFT BEER TO HELP HEAL LAKE ERIE

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Catawba Island Brewing Company Promotes New Lake Erie Love Light Beer

LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO, September 23, 2015 – Now you can drink to your love of Lake Erie while helping to protect it as well. Lake Erie Love Light is a new craft beer from the masterminds at the Catawba Island Brewing Company. The family-owned craft microbrewery near the shores of Lake Erie is helping to preserve this Great Lake by donating a portion of the proceeds from every keg of the recently released beer to the Lake Erie Improvement Association.

The Lake Erie Improvement Association is a Lake Erie watershed-wide economic sustainability initiative dedicated to healthy waters and fish. Their group has membership from a wide variety of business segments working to promote cooperation and wise resource management for the benefit of the Lake Erie basin.

The local brewer released Lake Erie Love Light in partnership with Lake Erie Shores & Islands as a nod to its popular Lake Erie Love marketing campaign and slogan. Catawba Island Brewing Company completed a license agreement with the destination marketing organization to use the logo used in promotional advertising for visiting the region. The logo has been incorporated in promotional posters and also on the actual taps made to accompany the kegs when served at various area establishments. While the beer is currently only available on tap, plans are already underway for canning and retail distribution.

The idea was that of Mike Roder, President of the Catawba Island Brewing Company, which is well-known locally for its creative brews and clever names, such as When Gulls Cry APA, Gem Beach Blonde Ale, and Whitecap Wit. Roder wanted to spread his love of Lake Erie while giving back, so he approached Lake Erie Shores & Islands Executive Director Larry Fletcher and the brew was born.

To describe its taste, Catawba Island Brewing Co. says “Lake Erie Love Light is a thirst-quenching beer, brewed-to-be-enjoyed by everyone (over the age of 21). It’s a simple beer at face value, containing bready, citrusy flavors and a subtle hop presence for the trained pallet. Straw in color with a medium-light mouthfeel, this is sure to be a hit after a long day of enjoying all the pleasures our great Lake Erie has to offer.”

Lake Erie Love Light is on-tap now at the brewery tasting room at 2330 East Harbor Road, Port Clinton, and is being made available to local establishments.

If you have a business that would be interested in having Lake Erie Love Light on-tap, contact Eric “Lou” Ludrowsky atlou@catawbaislandbrewing.com or 419.680.1706.

For more information on Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands, visit SHORESandISLANDS.com.

For more information, contact:
Jill Bauer, Public Relations Coordinator
Lake Erie Shores & Islands
419.625.2984
jill@shoresandislands.com

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“Haunted Cleveland Book Ghost Tour 2015”

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Once again, for the 17th season, our iconic Ghost Tour through Cleveland is back! This is your chance to experience our “Haunted Cleveland Book Ghost Tour”. Based off of our new book, we only have six dates available this year. It’s time to book your spot now.

Come join our eccentric Ghost Tour Guide, Beth, on an exciting 4-hour journey combining Cleveland’s most historical locations and their darkest secrets. Visit the almost forgotten places that helped shape our beloved city!

Riverside Cemetery: Guests will visit the burial site of Hahns Tiedemann, the original owner of Franklin Castle. View one of our city’s oldest cemeteries and hear the chilling story of a ghost hitchhiker that is searching for a ride back to his home on Franklin Avenue This eerie event includes a lesson on ghost hunting. You will be able to try first hand an ancient way to search for ghosts. If you dare you may use your owns skills and talents to look for super natural energy. Hear the true stories of why some of our guests are afraid of what they found and even why some of them refuse to come back.

Underground Tunnels: Exclusive access to the underground tunnels that run under the city of Cleveland just below the Soldiers and Sailors Monument! Be one of the few to venture below ground and explore these dark tunnels. Your private tour guide, Tim, will give you fact filled stories of this historic monument as well as the unexplained events that many guests have experienced!

We will visit Grays Armory located at 1234 Bolivar Avenue. Hear the true stories of the ghost who haunt this beautiful historic building. Learn the history of how Grays Armory protected the city that we love and cherish. We will receive a private tour of this fortress. Our guests have been very successful capturing unexplained objects in there photographs. Are you brave enough to explore these locations? The tour is limited to 6 dates; the cost is $52.00 a seat. The tour will depart from the powerhouse located on the west bank of the Flats at 6:00pm and will conclude at 10:00pm. This tour is selling out, please do not delay.ghosttourlogolg_2015

The tour dates are October 2, 2105, October 9, 2015, October 16, 2015, October 23, 2015, October 29, 2015 and October 30, 2015. To purchase seats please go to tour web site at www.hauntedcleveland.net, for additional questions please call us at 216-903-4892.

 

 

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Rabbit Run Theater and Lake Erie College present “Mass Appeal”

Photo credit:  Hannah Sandham.  Actors in photo:  Connor McCarthy (seated) and Tom Hill (standing).

Photo credit: Hannah Sandham. Actors in photo: Connor McCarthy (seated) and Tom Hill (standing).

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—Rabbit Run Community Arts Association (RRCAA) and Lake Erie College have partnered to present “The Studio Series: Class & Contemporary,” a theatrical effort funded in part by a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Mass Appeal,” the first of four productions in this partnered performance season, opens October 2.

Mass_Appeal_logoWritten by Bill C. Davis and directed by Brint Learned, “Mass Appeal” is a dramatic comedy focusing on the conflict that occurs when a beloved Catholic priest who deftly avoids controversial issues encounters a passionate young seminarian who is determined to make such issues part of his preaching.

Originally produced on Broadway in 1981, the issues presented in the play are still as relevant a part of our conversation about religion as they were 35 years ago.

Playing the young seminarian is Connor McCarthy, a bachelor of fine arts candidate in his senior year at Lake Erie College. The Catholic priest is portrayed by Tom Hill.   Hill has performed in numerous theaters in Northeast Ohio including Playhouse Square, The Fine Arts Association, Chagrin Valley Little Theater and Rabbit Run Theater.

“Mass Appeal” runs Oct. 2 3, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and October 4 and 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the C.K. Rickel Theatre in Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts off of Gillett St. on the Lake Erie College campus.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, guests may add on a pre-show stop at the Steele Mansion in Painesville. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served for an additional $10/person followed by a self-guided tour of the mansion. Cash bar is available. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reservations may be made at rabbitrunonline.org.

The Steele Mansion is located at 348 Mentor Ave., directly across from Lake Erie College.

RRCAA_Theater_logo_no_tagx175Tickets for “Mass Appeal” are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at rabbitrunonline.org. All seats are general seating. Parking is free.

“Mass Appeal” is made possible in part by funding through the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lake County Visitors Bureau, the Ohio Arts Council and ideastream.

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Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, in Madison, Ohio, is a fine arts association offering year-round instruction in all the major disciplines of the fine and performing arts. RRCAA also operates the historic Rabbit Run Theater, one of the few barn theaters still in operation.

PRESS RELEASE
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association
P. O. Box 235, 49 Park St.
Madison, OH 44057
CONTACT:    Karen Ziegler, Director of Marketing

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