Available Light Theatre’s season continues with Alan Bennett’s The History Boys. The New York Times called it “madly enjoyable” and The Guardian (UK) praised “the incendiary achievement of this subtle, deep-wrought, and immensely funny play about the value and meaning of education.”
Set in a grammar school in the '80s, The History Boys is a comedy that follows eight high-achieving schoolboys as they apply for the top universities in England. The play takes an unflinching look at the high stakes game of academic success, delving into issues of class, race and the difficulties of growing-up gay.
Says artistic director Matt Slaybaugh, “It’s extremely rare to find a play with such high quotients of intellect but also emotion and humanity. This is the kind of drama that quickens the pulse and makes for the most absorbing theatre.”
Director Drew Eberly writes, "The History Boys examines how education changes us – our minds, our futures, and our souls. I was drawn to the play's very human and sometimes dark portrayal of teachers. These adults are very flawed people who, nonetheless want to do right by their students. But above all, the play is a joyous celebration of learning. "
Thursday, January 10 at 8 p.m. + TALKBACK
Friday, January 11 at 8 p.m. + TALKBACK
Saturday, January 12 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 13 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, January 17 at 8 p.m. + TALKBACK
Friday, January 18 at 8 p.m. + TALKBACK
Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m.
Where: Madlab, 227 North 3rd St.
Image: (Left to right) David Glover, Jordan Fehr, Jay Rittberger, John S. Kuhn, and Daniel Keuther in a scene from The History Boys.
Cirque de la Symphonie is a unique and elegant fusion of cirque and orchestra, adapting the stunning artistry of cirque with the majesty of a full symphony orchestra. The program will feature works from the world’s greatest composers while showcasing some of the most accomplished veterans of exceptional cirque programs from across the globe, including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen.
Cirque always puts on a mesmerizing show that appeals to all ages. It’s quite a treat for the eyes as well as the ears in the magnificent grandeur of the Ohio Theatre.
Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is Central Ohio’s oldest professional orchestra. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching a growing and diverse audience with great music. In this 61st season, the Columbus Symphony will share great music with over a quarter million people in Central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts and special programming.
When: Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.)
For Information / Tickets: www.columbussymphony.com or 614-228-8600
Image: Courtesy of CAPA.
Just how important is space to the interpretation of a work of art? Can space be interpreted as an object based on personal experience? Do the paintings bring three-dimensional work closer, or further away? These are questions that will be answered in Delineations, a multi-sensory and participatory exhibit that will engulf and manipulate viewers.
Delineations is part of OAL's Member Curated exhibition series, which they present in their gallery 10 times a year. Members of the organization propose exhibits curated by other fellow members and then ballot vote twice a year by members to determine who will get an exhibition.
Opening Reception January 3, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.
Exhibit runs from January 3 to January 28
Gallery hours are 12-6 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, 12-8 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Closed Sundays.
Where: 1552 N. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Image: Courtesy of Ohio Art League.