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Red Hanrahan at Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre Studies

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In the Red Hanrahan, John Gentile has adapted the stories and poems of W.B. Yeats for the stage.

The stories are timeless, they capture to endless odyssey of the human spirit. What is really good about this production is it takes the old school Irish setting and places Hanrahan in context as the deals with his internal musings.

Hanrahan, the traveling Irish bard shares his wisdom and the tiny ink well showcases that he is a philosopher of life’s timeless lessons.  The intimate space of the Onyx Theatre facilities the audienc being able to blend into the mosaic scenery of with the exotic sounds by the in house musicians.

The story relies on symbolism and as the story evolves you are minded of the representation of the stone, the spear, the cauldron, and the sword. The right mix of magic and Irish mythology is part of W. B. Yeats’ work and is inspiring.

This production is a good blend of the old and the new, the vibrant young cast brings a zeal that adds to the excitement of the tale and besides that there is a role for each of the actors to have their talents shines.

Not being a Yeats scholar or deeply familiar with his work, it did take a bit to catch on the start of the play, but in the end, you realize that this story is really about all of our own journeys and discovering the truth.

Red Hanrahan will run through February 24 and is directed by John Gentile and Henry Scott at the Onyx Theatre.

Red Hanrahan will be presented at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2013, so check out a beautiful production while you can on the campus of Kennesaw State University.

For info visit: “Red Hanrahan,” visit the production’s dramaturgical website:http://redhanrahanksu.weebly.com.

 

Tickets for each performance are $12. For more information, visit the KSU Box Office online or call 770-423-6650.

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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