Adult Forum Hour
When/Where: Sunday mornings from 9:00AM– 10:15AM in the Guild Hall.
The Adult Education Forum has taken a look at a wide variety of subjects over the past years, tackling everything from religious issues to ethics and morality in our society today. A one-month portion of each year is dedicated to foreign affairs. In the past, we have tackled the Palestinian/Jewish question, the Arab Spring parts 1 and 2 and several other foreign policy issues.
Other subjects have been the Affordable Care Act, immigration and many issues from our city’s governance, to learning about the many newer cultural programs and volunteer efforts in our inner cities. We have also managed to take a hard look at environmental issues such as water rights and fracking.
Adult Forum Committee members include: John Bentley, Bill Cartwright, Kirt and Joanna Hobler, Craig Hopewell, Don Harrison, Jonathan and Nancy Lippincott, Gerri Strauss, and Rev. Dr. Stephen Caine.\
We would welcome new members with fresh ideas and enthusiasm!
If you are interested in joining the Adult Forum Committee, please contact Gerri Strauss.
- February 25: Sonya Stratman – What it was like living in Nazi Germany. Her first hand recollections. The truth as she experienced it.
The word “theater” meaning “a place for seeing” originated in ancient Greece. But theater is more than just a building where plays are performed. It’s the whole idea behind what happens there. Theater is a branch of performing arts that focuses on live performances by actors, which creates a self-contained drama.
During the month of March the Indian Hill Church’s Adult Forum will focus on theater in Cincinnati. What and who make it work. Come and visit us from 9:00 to 10:30 on Sunday mornings where you can meet the people who run the show!
- March 4th: Shakespeare Theatre – Kristen Race and Jeremy Dubin from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will be coming to talk about the remainder of the 2017 season and the season for next year along with discussing the excitement of being in the new Otto Butig Theatre. They will also talk about their Outreach Programs. Kristen Race is excited to continue with CSC this year. Previously, she taught English and Theatre at Princeton High School for eight years, where she directed plays and musicals. Shakespeare and Chekov are among her favorites. She earned a Masters of Education from Xavier University and an MA in Literature at Wright State before beginning her PhD in Literature at the University of Cincinnati, where she currently teaches.
- March 11th: The Ensemble Theater – Lynn Meyer will describe the renovations of the Ensemble Theater and how it enhances the audience experience. She will highlight the performances for the remainder of the year 2017-18 season and give a preview of the upcoming season. She will also describe some of the programs for children in the “goldilocks” series. Lynn Meyers is the producing artistic director of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, This season, Meyers is celebrating 20 years leading the ETC. Originally, she was hired for a three-month stint, just enough time to close the debt-ridden theatre down. Instead, she’s carved out a two-decade career while building ETC into an award-winning catalyst of the Over-the-Rhine renaissance, in the middle of a renaissance of its own. Today, ETC stands as an anchor for arguably Cincinnati’s hottest entertainment district, on the line of the Cincinnati Bell Connector a few blocks from Washington Park, Music Hall and the construction site for the new Cincinnati Shakespeare Company theatre. Meyers grew up on the West Side, where she quickly got an education on differing points of view. Deborah Lynn was raised in a multigenerational household with both her parents and her grandparents living under one roof.
- March 18th: Playhouse in the Park – Blake Robinson will speak on how he constructs the theater season, using the power of theater to reach the heart of our humanity. Blake Robison is one of Cincinnati’s most prominent and dynamic theater leaders. In his sixth season as artistic director and co-CEO of the Playhouse in the Park, he oversees artistic and educational programming. In addition to presenting traditional favorites, Mr. Robison has been committed to presenting new plays and multicultural and multigenerational works. Since heading the Playhouse, he has directed A Prayer for Owen Meany, Native Gardens, Mad River Rising, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pride and Prejudice among others. His directing credits, apart from Cincinnati, include the Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Folder Theater, National Shakespeare Company and many others. He has directed internationally in Germany and France. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and two sons.
Book Discussion Group
The Book Discussion Group meets monthly, the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Jan Ring’s home, to discuss a book chosen to provoke thoughtful contemplation and spiritual growth. We are a co-educational group that has fun and stimulating conversations in order to expand our thoughts and ideas about the world. We welcome all to join!
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