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    August 17, 2018

    The 2018 summer season at Rabbit Run Theater closes with Leonard Nimoy’s “Vincent”

    To close out the 2018 summer season, Leonard Nimoy’s one-man show “Vincent” opens at Rabbit Run Theater, Friday, Aug. 24, and runs through Sept. 1.

    Vincent Van Gogh’s story is more than that of a misunderstood genius.  Told through the eyes of his brother, Theo, Van Gogh is revealed as few knew him as a symbol of courage, inspiration and passion. Nimoy adapted this play taking inspiration from hundreds of letters between Van Gogh and his brother.

     

    Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter whose work influenced 20th-century art. He struggled with mental illness, and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life.  In his 37 years, he completed more than 2,100 works of art, including oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketches.

     

    “Vincent” is staged and performed by Brint Learned, executive director of Rabbit Run Community Arts Association (RRCAA) in Madison.  For the past 20 years, Learned has acted and directed at numerous theaters in Northeast Ohio, including The Fine Arts Association, The Beck Center for the Arts, Lakeland Civic Theatre, Lake Erie College and Ashtabula Arts Center. 

     

    “Not surprisingly”, said Learned, “the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh fascinates the world to this day. Played against the backdrop of Vincent's paintings and drawings, the play is both visually and emotionally compelling.”

     

    “Told with great warmth and humor through the memories of his brother Theo, Vincent's journey is both heartbreaking and uplifting. Vincent's letters to his brother allow us to understand the thoughts and emotions of this complicated and sometimes tortured genius.”  

    Tickets for all performances are available by calling the box office at 440-428-7092, Wednesday through Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. or on line at www.rabbitrunonline.org.  Tickets are $24/adult, $22/senior, student and $11 for youth ages 12 and under.  For group packages and rates call 440-428-5913.

    Guests are welcome to bring a picnic meal to enjoy on the grounds of the theater prior to a show in the picnic pavilion or courtyards.  Rabbit Run Theater is one of the few remaining barn theaters still in operation in Ohio and produces shows every summer from the beginning of June through the end of August.

    All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.  “Vincent” is rated for general audiences.

    Rabbit Run Theater is located at 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH.  Rabbit Run receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, Hearn Plumbing and Heating, Huffman-Mayer Wealth Management Group and Lighthouse Advisers.

    This program is also funded in part by a grant from The Lake County Visitor Bureau Arts & Culture Grant. The Remarkable Lake County, OH Arts & Culture Grant Program promotes the county’s tourism constituency – entertainment, regional and heritage events, hospitality venues and hotels, and destinations and attractions involved in Lake County’s tourism industry.

     

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    Rabbit Run
    July 15, 2015

    Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

    Credited with being the show that saved Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens this Friday, July 17, at Rabbit Run Theater in Madison. Jacques Brel is Alive and Well achieved worldwide adoration and fame.  The production showcases Brel’s passionate...
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    Rabbit Run
    June 30, 2015

    Meet Rabbit Run's Dolly, Ingrid Balstad!

    The lead role in Hello, Dolly! takes a strong singer and actress to make the vivacious widow come alive. As audience members who have already seen the Rabbit Run Theater show can attest, Ingrid Balstad is just the right actress for this iconic role. Balstad is relatively new to the Rabbit Run stage...
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    Rabbit Run
    June 18, 2015

    Hello, Dolly! opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

    Winner of 10 Tony awards Hello Dolly is one of the most endearing musicals of all times and holds a special place in the hearts of theater lovers.  With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly! is based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder. The year is 1890, and widowed matchmaker...
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    Rabbit Run
    April 30, 2015

    Community Building at Clean-up Days

    We take the “community” part of our title very seriously, whether it’s partnering with other area non- profits like the YMCA or the Red Cross or working with local schools districts.  In particular, each spring we are privileged to have the Madison High School perform their spring musical at Rabbit...
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    Rabbit Run
    March 26, 2015

    Having so much fun together!

    My daughter just turned 2, and her personality is coming out now in spades! She is curious, energetic, loves music and colors; I knew that in the coming year I wanted to introduce her to multiple opportunities to exercise those new personality traits! I enrolled her in swim and dance lessons, but...
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    Rabbit Run
    November 06, 2014

    Quite a face lift at the barn!

    Anyone who visited Rabbit Run Theater last summer most likely noticed a few of the renovations made on the grounds. These improvements were made possible thanks in large part to a grant provided by the Lake Cty. Board of Commissioners (Planning & Community Development Office) with funds...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 27, 2014

    Homecoming Weekend: Meet our performers, Eric Grapatin and Matt Gehring!

    You are in for a treat - a special glimpse into the Rabbit Run background of our Homecoming Weekend performers, Eric Grapatin and Matt Gehring. Read on to find out what brought them to the Barn and what they took away from it.   1. How did you get involved at Rabbit Run?  Eric: "Summer of 5th...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 20, 2014

    New Dance Instructors at Rabbit Run - Meet Emily Schiemann!

    Not just one but three new dance instructors have been added to the roster in a much expanded dance curriculum beginning this fall at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association. One of our new instructors is Emily Schiemann. Schiemann studied dance for 15 years at Fordu School of Dance in Madison and at...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 20, 2014

    New Dance Instructors at Rabbit Run - Meet Maggie Runyon!

    Not just one but three new dance instructors have been added to the roster in a much expanded dance curriculum beginning this fall at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association. One of our new instructors is Maggie Runyon has been dancing since the age of 5.   She studied dance at the Fine Arts...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 20, 2014

    New Dance Instructors at Rabbit Run - Meet Nick Carlisle!

    Not just one but three new dance instructors have been added to the roster in a much expanded dance curriculum beginning this fall at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association.  Nick Carlisle, Maggie Runyon and Emily Schiemann have come on board to teach dance at Rabbit Run this September with Heather...
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5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH 44057 (Theater)
Main Office: 440-428-5913 Box Office: 440-428-7092

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