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‘The Cooler Bandits’, Moe Brooker and Actors’ Summit

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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‘The Cooler Bandits’, Moe Brooker and Actors’ Summit Dee Perry welcomes two of the Akron men featured in the new documentary - The Cooler Bandits - which gets its premiere at The Cleveland International Film Festival this week. Plus, Dee shares the second half of her interview with Cleveland Arts Prize-winning artist and former Cleveland Institute of Art instructor - Moe Brooker - about his exhibition on view now at Tregoning & Co. Gallery. And we meet playwright Jason Odell Williams whose critically-acclaimed play Handle With Care opens this weekend at Actors' Summit Theater in Akron.

Additional Information

The Cooler Bandits screens at The Cleveland International Film Festival Wednesday, March 26 at 2pm; Thursday, March 27 at 4:45pm (at the Akron-Summit County Public Library); and Friday, March 28 at 11:20 am.

Moe Brooker‘s paintings are on view now at Tregoning & Co.

Handle With Care is onstage for Actors’ Summit Theater March 28 through April 13


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


John Lucas, Charlie Kelly and Donovan Harris, “The Cooler Bandits”

Moe Brooker, artist

Jason Odell Williams, playwright

Constance Thackaberry, Actors’ Summit

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Special Thanks

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

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer