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Duncan Tonatiuh, John Lithgow and ‘Botanic Garden’

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Duncan Tonatiuh, John Lithgow and ‘Botanic Garden’ Dee Perry welcomes award-winning Mexican illustrator - Duncan Tonatiuh - who's working with children at The Akron Art Museum for the exhibit Draw Me a Story. Plus, we share a conversation with acclaimed actor John Lithgow who performs this Thursday night at EJ Thomas Hall in Akron. And we enter the Botanic Garden of Chicago playwright Todd Logan whose play gets its local premiere at Tri-C this month.

Additional Information

Duncan Tonatiuh is featured in the exhibit - Draw Me a Story - on view now at The Akron Art Museum.

John Lithgow presents ”Stories By Heart” at EJ Thomas Hall this Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm.

Todd Logan‘s play Botanic Garden is onstage at Tri-C Eastern Campus in Highland Hills April 19-28.


Arts and Culture, Literature, Motion Pictures (Film, Video), Painting, Theatre


Duncan Tonatiuh, artist

John Lithgow, actor

Todd Logan, playwright

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Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

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