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September 2014

Playshop Theatre: “Market Growth”

Sep 13

Time: September 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Meadville Market House

A variety of events during the Harvest Festival Market at the Meadville Market House will include performances by the members of the Playshop Theatre and Student Experimental Theatre, a cooking competition among Meadville chefs, kitchen demonstrations, and regional musical acts. Children from the Meadville community have been participating at each Second Saturday Community Market, helping to grow and decorate the garden-themed stage. Along with the performances, you can explore the Second Saturday Community Market of nearly 20 vendors, including botanical…

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October 2014

Comedian Ralphie May

Oct 4

Time: October 4 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Shafer Auditorium

East Mead Volunteer Fire Company #1 is bringing comedian Ralphie May, with special guest Lahna Turner, to Meadville, with a performance at Allegheny College’s Shafer Auditorium. Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Ralphie May has released four one-hour comedy specials and will be releasing two more this year. He debuted on season one of “Last Comic Standing.” Ticket information can be found here.

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November 2014

Playshop Theatre: “A Flea in Her Ear”

Nov 13

Time: November 13 - 16
Venue: Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre

Mark Cosdon directs Georges Feydeau’s comic masterpiece (translated by David Ives) of amorous entanglements, marital mayhem, madcap pandemonium, romantic turmoil, and a vortex of lies. Playshop audiences are invited to make reservations at the Frisky Puss Hotel for a night of unmitigated pleasure. Check the Playshop Theatre website for ticket information.

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February 20152015

Playshop Theatre: “Clybourne Park”

Feb 26

Time: February 26, 2015 - March 1, 2015
Venue: Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin the Sun, Clybourne Park takes place in the same house in Chicago on two afternoons decades apart. In 1959 a white neighborhood is thrown into turmoil when a black family prepares to move in. In Act Two, set in 2009, the same house becomes contested property as gentrification reverses the demographics of the community. Called “ferociously smart” by the New York Times, and “pulverizingly funny” by Variety, Clybourne Park won the Pulitzer and Olivier…

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March 2015

Artist-in-Residence Alec Chien in Concert

Mar 7

Time: March 7, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: Shafer Auditorium

Award-winning pianist Alec Chien will perform the final concert in a seven-concert series focusing on the major works of Franz Schubert and Frederic Chopin. Chien — who is artist-in-residence, professor of music and chair of the music department at Allegheny College — received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctor of musical arts degrees from the Juilliard School of Music. Grand Prize Winner of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and prize winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition, the Paloma O’Shea…

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