Brian’s Picks

A few entertainment suggestions from the area’s events calendar.

* Some people know I’ve been writing about Mill Race Theatre Company off and on locally for more than 30 years — I am a fan of the troupe’s work — and also how a remarkable group of mostly volunteers can assemble thoroughly entertaining and educational shows on a shoestring budget. Plus, they do so all the while still holding down responsible jobs amid myriad late-night rehearsals and more. So it seems only fitting that I remind you that Josh Hogan, pictured here in a previous show, is directing the intimate “I and You” at 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Columbus North High School, Studio Room (enter through Door 12). Tickets:

* Columbus resident, former actor and current teacher Ethan Crough is as sincere and passionate a speaker as just about any I’ve written about — and I would include former Kentucky and Indiana governors in that list. He has two more presentations of his free, unconventional, one-man show “What Now, Ethan Crough?” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and also 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22, weather permitting, at the Exhibit Columbus installation “A Carousel for Columbus” on Fourth Street in the Ovation Technology Group parking lot. Crough, a former national officer for Little People of America, speaks of his dwarfism with vulnerability and humor, and addresses a variety of other topics, including his growing-up years. The events are free but ticketed. Get tickets at, search for “What Now, Ethan Crough?”

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