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Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Giving Tree takes audiences to ‘Almost, Maine’

In 2010, an off-Broadway flop surpassed the classic, whimsical — royalty-free — Shakespeare comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' as the most-performed show on U.S. high school stages. The play? John...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Giving Tree’s ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ finds success in both humorous and serious moments

Under the direction of Rachel Korach Howell, the cast of the Giving Tree Theater’s production of the play successfully balances the script’s humor — which often asks the characters to...

Posted by Rob Cline |
‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ gives audiences the gift of laughter

Giving Tree Theater is offering audiences a gift: an evening of such silliness that one’s troubles can’t intrude while the stage lights are up. Under the direction of Joe Link,...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Granger House kicks off a spooky season with an exploration of ‘Macbeth’

'Macbeth' Granger House Victorian Museum -- Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Marion's Granger House holds some spooky secrets of its own. -- photo by Ian Poellet Things are about...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Giving Tree’s ‘The Elephant Man’ offers nuanced performances that honor the playwright’s legacy

Bernard Pomerance, playwright of The Elephant Man, passed away on Aug. 26 at the age of 76. Less than a week later, the Giving Tree Theater production of the play...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Actors deftly handle the intimacy and emotion of ‘Constellations’

Bend time and space to fit Constellations at Giving Tree Theater into your schedule. Jo Jordan and Kyle Shedeck, under the direction of Richie Akers, bring authentic emotion to a...

Posted by Rob Cline |
Giving Tree Theater holds a show tune-filled benefit for Foundation 2

Sometimes it takes two. Giving Tree Theater will host Duets on Thursday, August 3, at 8 p.m. All ticket proceeds will benefit Foundation 2, an essential human services organization offering...

Giving Tree’s ‘Fun Home’ a celebration of the details of memories

Theater is amazing for so many reasons. You couldn’t count them on your fingers and toes, the fingers and toes of your neighbors and the fingers and toes of their...

Posted by Zak Neumann |
Photos: The 25th annual Marion Arts Festival

Miserable weather didn’t stop artists or patrons from attending the 25th annual Marion Arts Festival, one of the premier arts festivals in the country. Nearly all of the 50 scheduled...

Posted by Rob Cline |
‘Word to Your Mother’ – Giving Tree Theater offers storytime to celebrate moms this weekend

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and this weekend you can catch two events devoted to stories about moms and motherhood.

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ reminds us all to smile

'Peter and the Starcatcher' Giving Tree Theater -- through March 5 Giving Tree Theater in Marion opened Peter and the Starcatcher this past weekend. Such a small space can come...

Posted by Sarah Jarmon |
Go down the ‘Rabbit Hole’ with Giving Tree Theater

Rabbit Hole Giving Tree Theater -- through Nov. 13 The cast of 'Rabbit Hole' -- photo courtesy of Giving Tree Theater I hadn't planned to write this review. I worried...

Barefoot cast
Posted by Jorie Slodki |
‘Barefoot in the Park’ opens Friday at Giving Tree Theater

Giving Tree Theater, a new company in Marion, is putting on Barefoot in the Park as part of its innovative mission. The classic comedy about newlyweds in New York City...

Granger House Museum
Posted by Josephine Holmes |
Granger House Museum to host Steampunk Halloween Party

The Granger House Museum in Marion was built in the late 1800s. By offering events targeted at adults, they are hoping to broaden the museum's audience. -- image courtesy of...