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Arts and Entertainment | Friday, July 12, 2019 | By Civic Ensemble Print
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Civic Ensemble's Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. will perform Mike Daisey's edgy, funny, and provocative monologue The Trump Card at the Kitchen Theatre Company this Summer! Opening night is Thursday, July 18th at 8:00pm at the Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 West MLK Jr. Street, Ithaca NY. Performances are Thursday to Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm through July 28th. The Trump Card is an examination of our current political moment and a call for self reflection among Ithacans of every political persuasion. The production is directed by Ron Russell, Co-Founder and Executive Director, of Epic Theatre Ensemble of New York City.

The Trump Card is an exploration of Trump's life story, influences, and his ascent to political power. The monologue examines how performance intersects with politics, and how the quality of that performance can shape millions of lives. The TrumpCard is neither comedic impersonation (but it's funny!) nor political diatribe (well maybe a little bit...), and is critical of Democrats, Republicans, and Progressives.

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posticon Kinky Boots Regional Premiere At The Hangar

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, July 12, 2019 | By Adam Messinger Print
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The Hangar Theatre Company continues its 45th Mainstage Summer Season with the regional premiere of the fabulous, sparkly, feel-good musical, Kinky Boots, directed and choreographed by Gerry Mcintyre. With music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein, this high-energy show runs from July 19 through August 3 with matinee and evening performances.

Based on the 2005 film of the same name and inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of aspiring young businessman Charlie Price, who is struggling to save his late father's shoe factory in Northern England. Stifled by the demands of running a factory, he finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous drag queen in need of some sturdy stilettos. As Charlie and Lola work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever thought possible, and discover that if you are able to keep your mind and heart open to new experiences, you can change the world.

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posticon Jewish Film Festival July 18th and August 22nd

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, July 12, 2019 | By Temple Beth El Arts Committee Print
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The Arts Committee of Temple Beth El is hosting its annual Jewish film festival with a series of entertaining films this summer. It will take place in the social hall of the temple, located at the corner of Court and Tioga Streets in Ithaca.

The line up continues with: Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg on July 18th and The Last Suit on August 22nd. These are all Thursday evenings. Doors open at 6:30 PM for free refreshments and socializing. The films begin at 7 PM.

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posticon Cherry 2019-20 Season Announced

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, July 12, 2019 | By Cherry Arts Print
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The Cherry Artists' Collective, Ithaca's company for "radically local, radically global and formally innovative" theater, announced our 2019-20 season of productions.

September 26–October 6, we kick off our season with The Shoe by Québec playwright David Paquet. Paquet is a recipient of the Governor General's Award for Drama and the Prix Michel Tremblay, and The Shoe is his newest play. To be produced at the Cherry for the first time in English, The Shoe is an emotionally profound and very funny work about the world of an unusual young boy named Benoît and the adults who care for him. The production will feature Emma Bowers, Godfrey Simmons, and Sylvie Yntema.

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