Saturday, August 02, 2008


We're getting ready for the dog days now. APE Center performing art camp wraps up today with a presentation at 3pm. The kids have been working hard all week and have 3 original scripts to present to parents, guardians and friends. Big thank you to Matt Gallagher, John Halley and the Athens Messenger for the terrific story in today's addition of the paper.

We are so excited to be in our 4th season of providing facilities and resources to performing artists and performing arts groups in the Athens area. We see the expansion of tried and true programs like the Ohio Valley Summer Theater and the new groups like the APE Center! What fun we've all been having!

Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival is coming along. The Ohio Valley Summer Theater has very generously donated us lobby space at Kantner hall to sell cookies during the intermission of "The Secret Garden." You can see us their tonight and tomorrow afternoon with delicious home-made cookies to sell. 7 plays have made it to the 2nd round of judging and the results will be announced later this month. The following theaters will be presenting plays this year and they include: The Athenian Players Theater, The Actors' Moveable Theater, the Lost Flamingo Company, The Corporation for the Performing Arts and Appalachian Regional Theater Company who will be presenting this year's "Pick of the Festival." Humble Play will be Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Come on out to see some new plays!

The ART/Oberfest committee is preparing for this year's ART/Oberfest and they have a blog: and will be expanding the festival this year into 3 days of celebrating the performing, visual and culinary arts. This year the Aquabear Legion will be providing a free concert on Friday, October 17. The festival runs from Oct.17-19 and is free and open to the public. All of the performing, visual and culinary arts will still be you neighbors and friends because we love to show off our local talent.