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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse. It’s been called “children’s theater for adults” with topical themes, sophisticated humor, and clever songs. This year’s show, Superhuman Happiness, adapts the Greek myths of Ovid’s Metamorphosis to explore the role of change in kids’ lives today. The playhouse and artistic director John Fleming also face some major changes. Community Voices producer David Seitz has their story.

This week marks the inaugural performance of YSKP's original musical parody, Godzilla!  Writer and director Corrie Van Ausdal visited the WYSO studios along with Blaze Wright, one of the performers and songwriters.  Van Ausdal and Wright talked about the development of the production, and Wright shared one of the show's songs.

YSKP's production of Gozilla! is February 8-15th at the Glen Building in Yellow Springs.  More details are available at yskp.org.

Jerry Kenney

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 14, 2013 including the following stories:

- Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Say Now Is The Time To Overturn Ohio's Ban, by Emily McCord

- Jerry Kenney speaks with participants in YSKP's latest production, Gaston Boudreaux, currently being performed at the Antioch Amphitheater in Yellow Springs.  

- Niki Dakota stops by to talk about WYSO's Open House later in the day on the 14th.

The Peace Museum's new exhibit has twelve powerful portraits from artist Robert Shetterly's series, 'Americans Who Tell the Truth.' Each portrait includes a quote and short biography.  One of the portraits is of Paul K. Chappell, a West Point Graduate from California who has spoken three times in Dayton. Dayton International Peace Museum and always free admission.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 3, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Sarah Buckingham interviews Tony Powers, a local artist with synethesia whose latest exhibit, Why Are the Walls Screaming is currently being displayed at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery.

-Jerry Kenney previews the latest production by the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse, the Cotton Club.

-The latest installment of PoliticsOhio: Kasich Signs Budget And Controversial Bills Into Law, by Emily McCord