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Oil and pastel artist Ken Pledger will have works on exhibit through Feb. 28 at the Studios of Jack Richard in Cuyahoga Falls.
The studio is at 2250 Front St. in Cuyahoga Falls. Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 to 5 p.m., with additional hours on Tuesday evenings. The studio is open Saturdays and Mondays by appointment.
For details, call 330-929-1575.
Watercolor demo highlight
The next meeting of the Hudson Society of Artists is Feb. 3 at which time Hudson artist, Paul Adams, will give a watercolor demonstration.
All meetings take place at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St. in Hudson on the first and third Mondays of the month. Visitors are always welcome.
Breckville Theatre stages 'Cat'
Brecksville Theatre on the Square will stage "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" through Feb. 16 at the Old Town Hall in Brecksville.
The production is directed by Brian Westerley. The cast includes Rachel Anderson as Maggie, Bradley Haramis as Brick, Dave Hundertmark as Big Daddy, Sally Spitz as Big Mama, Jamie Satterfield as Mae, Christopher Fortunato as Gooper, John Grad as Rev Tooker, and Terry Smith as Dr. Baugh.
Visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof-general-seating-tickets-9631589343 for ticket information. For details, visit www.btots.org online.
Staged readings on race in Akron
Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture (CATAC) and New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL) in collaboration with Ma'Sue Productions and in association with The New Black Fest with additional support from The University of Akron's Center for Conflict Managment will host "Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege," a free staged reading of plays and a folk opera addressing the subject of race in the United States.
The performances will be in The Balch Street Theatre, 220 South Balch St. in Akron, starting at 7:30 p.m on Feb. 5. Feb. 5 is Trayvon Martin's birthday and theatres across the country will join CATAC/NWPL in presenting these plays on that date. A post-show discussion will follow the staged reading.
Visit www.nwplab.com or thenewblackfest.org for more information.
None Too Fragile stages 'Love Drunk'
None Too Fragile theater will bring "Love Drunk," by Oberlin College alumnus, Romulus Linney, to its stage Feb. 14 through March 1.
"Love Drunk" features popular Akron musical artist Rachel Roberts and actor Jim Viront. The show also features none too fragile's first ever guest director, Mark Mayo.
Doors open a half hour before show time.
None Too Fragile is at 1835 Merriman Road in Akron, within Pub Bricco. Tickets can be purchased www.nonetoofragile.com.
Ghost of the Blues visits Akron Civic
Ghost of the Blues will be at the Akron Civic Theatre Feb. 7, starting at 8 p.m.
The cast of the show will feature Mud Morganfield, the "Son of the Seventh Son," as his father Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield), playing his father's songs that made him a blues legend. Also on the bill are Howard "Sonny' Robertson as Son House and also John Lee Hooker, Bobby Wilson as Robert Johnson, John King as Little Walter, Stacy Brooks as Etta James, Dave "Biscuit" Miller as Willie Dixon and The Ghost of the Blues Band
Ticket prices are $49 and $39. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre box office, by calling 330-253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com.
RubberDucks unveil new uniforms at family event
The Akron RubberDucks will host a family fun day at the Akron Civic Theatre Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Children can enjoy an assortment of interactive stations in the lobby, including face painting, balloon art, and coloring stations. Children will also get a chance to design the cover of one of the official Akron RubberDucks game programs during the 2014 season.
There will be hot dogs and baseball-style refreshments for purchase as well as a chance to buy authentic, first-year RubberDucks merchandise and season tickets.
The Mighty Wurlitzer will be playing baseball music favorites in the auditorium, along with last season's highlights showing on the big screen. The RubberDucks will also be having fun in-game style promotions including chances to win RubberDucks t-shirts.
At 3:45 p.m., in the auditorium, audience members will have a chance to win some RubberDucks t-shirts and see the unveiling of the new team jerseys!
Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are either $5 per person or $20 for the whole family (no family-size limit), or admission is free with a can of food, per person, which will be donated to Harvest for Hunger. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre box office, by calling 330-253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com.