Carpe Diem String Quartet Tuesday, Sep 23 2008 

Seize the day before autumn in the intimate setting of the Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University for a wonderful evening of music.  Violinist Charles Wetherbee is reason enough to take advantage of a free concert.  The quartet also includes violinst John Ewing, violist Korine Fujiwara, and cellist Diego Fainguersch.  Each performer is a capable soloist.  This concert featured Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise,” Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 “Rasumovsky.” If you have the opportunity to hear these musicians, seize the music!

Post Comedy Theatre Thursday, Sep 11 2008 

Robert Post displayed an entertaining versatility in his creative vignettes. His elastic hand movements told stories with a smooth flow that easily had us believing in a scarf blowing with the wind.  “Tango,” using a red dress, highlighted Post’s ability to dazzle us through dance with an imaginary partner.  His versatile acting in “Beyond the Wall (a mystery)” was especially creative.  His flat three by six prop was used as a car, castle, door, and wall wherein he disappeared as one character and emerged as another.  He even found ways to simulate two characters at once in some scenes.  Post, a skilled juggler, showed his talents in “Shticks.”  “Pasquale’s Kitchen” was a terrific finale displaying his talent as a mime, actor, and juggler.  His use of sound effects throughout the pieces captured his suberb timing.  Immediately after the show I thought Post would be terrific on a cruise.  Upon further reflection, I’m not so sure.  There are elements of his satire that may be better appreciated by the college aged and educated crowd.  Too bad more folks didn’t take the opportunity of a free pass to experience such a talented one-man show