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That's Bill Bates- father and hero to executive director, Kandy Cleland who is finding directing Big Fish the Musical an exhilarating rollercoaster ride. "One moment, Edward Bloom captivates me with his story- the next I'm mad at him for acting like a jerk at his son's wedding. He's a loving, imperfect dad who desperately wants his son to learn how to live life to the fullest." I know our community will embrace Big Fish- because we are all living Edward's story.

Jacob Ward plays Edward Bloom in our upcoming production of Big Fish the Musical. Edward’s larger-than-life stories of mermaids, giants, witches and more thrill everyone around him– most of all his devoted wife Sandra. But as their young son Will, played by Isaac Kraft and Zach Johnson, grows from enchanted boy to skeptical adult, Will’s determined to find the truth behind Edward’s epic journey.

The powerful music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa and adventurous book by John August provide a wonderful FISH STORY for Stage Left Players to share with our community. Look for our cast and crew FISH STORIES as we find our way to opening night- 7 PM on Thursday, June 22nd!

Mark your calendars for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, June 22-25, and join Edward Bloom as he teaches us how to live life to its fullest and beyond with heart and humor. Reserve your seat now!

Updated: May 8

Join us at 7 PM on Saturday, April 29th as we close our NEA Big Read of Andrew Krivak’s The Bear with a Celebration of the Arts.

Artists from our community will share their artistic responses to their reading through dance, music, storytelling, visual art, sculpture and quilting. We will unveil our commissioned sculpture by artist Gail Trunick.

Our featured artists include Ann Cloutier, Jodine Pilmer, Mark Hamilton, Christine Martin, Tessa Young, Kandy Cleland as well as students from David Anderson High School and the Keep You In Stitches Quilters.

Our interactive program will begin at 7 PM at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E Lincoln Way in downtown Lisbon, Ohio. This event is free and open to our community. Refreshments will be served and we choose a name from our Bear Event participants to win the Bear quilt. (Winner need not be present to win.)


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