All the Square's a Stage - Saturday June 1,2019
Dobama - Plates & Plays
Dobama - Plates & Plays Details
It was our first time attending a play at the Dobama Theater and,if all their plays are as well done as the play titled "This", it certainly won't be the last time. We weren't sure what to expect, but the Dobama Theatre is a great space and conveniently located in the Heights Library facility on Lee Road. The play "This" written by Melissa James Gibson, was so well directed and performed that the audience remained engaged throughout the performance. The staging also was really well thought out so that the transitions from one space to another flowed seamlessly without creating any disruptions to what you were seeing and experiencing. Although the play's theme was about grief, it addressed an array of humam emotions, even humor, and a variety of perspectives as a community of people interacted with each other.
Almost Maine Plates & Plays
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Almost Maine Plates & Plays Details
Plates and Plays, organized by Partners for Theater, brought together nineteen theater lovers for dinner and drama on Friday, January 25. The evening began at Papa Joe's Restaurant in the Valley, as we took a very long table and a large booth to accommodate the group. I did not survey the group about the food, but the sautéed Walleye on special was superb.
We then attended the unique and charming Almost Maine at the Weathervane. The play consisted of nine vignettes about love and human relations in a small town in northern Maine, not quite Canada, but seemingly not quite Maine, either. One vignette served as prologue and epilogue for the production, while the others told heartwarming stories of people trying to find their way together. A few sad, most were amusing, and all were interesting. Despite occurring far from anywhere, the stories were universal. The cast was uniformly high quality, with some of the actors particularly adept at using facial expressions to communicate more than words ever could.
Emeritus Professor of Law
University of Akron School of Law
AIDA Plates & Plays
"I enjoyed being with such stimulating friends from our area who enjoy theater. AIDA was a show stopper! Local talented performers made Elton John's and Tim Rice's musical a real personal experience." Judy Nicely
AIDA Plates & Plays Details
We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Gervasi Vineyard before the show. The food was great and the Gervasi staff were all friendly, upbeat and efficient. It was a great time.
Educational Theatre Association
Vision: Every student will have access to theatre taught by qualified educators as a vital part of a well-rounded education.
Educational Theatre Association Details
Helping to fulfill our mission to "support and promote the development of live theater arts for artistic educational purposes", Scott Biddinger has joined Educational Theatre Association as a Professional Member. We will explore opportunities to help engage students in the theatrical arts.
Watch the youtube video at the link below to learn how theater can change the lives of students. Theater helps them connect to people and become more confident.
Treasure Island: An Adventure with Music - Plates & Plays
Ohio Senate honored Partners for Theater, for Superb Community Service
Summit StageFest 2018
Summit StageFest 2018 Details
Some Enchanted Evening
King Charles III, Plates & Plays
The Effect, Plates and Plays
Lost in Yonkers, Plates and Plays
Lunch at Burntwood Tavern Cuyahoga Falls and Doubt, A Parable in Canton
Young Frankenstein & Papa Joes
Summit StageFest 2017
Summit StageFest 2017 Details
Summit StageFest brought together over a dozen theater groups from Northeast Ohio for a day of live performances, art, and food. This new festival took place in the heart of Akron’s eclectic Highland Square neighborhood.