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‘Sweet Dreams,’ Jared Bendis and ‘Ancestra’

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Dan Polletta spotlights Cleveland Public Theatre's newest show, 'Ancestra,' which was inspired by the 1853 National Women's Rights Convention in Cleveland. Also, Case Western Reserve University's Jared Bendis shares his thoughts on Bitcoin Boulevard and former Clevelander Alexis Miesen previews her new movie, 'Sweet Dreams.'

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Former Cleveland resident Alexis Miesen previews her upcoming movie Sweet Dreams,’ which details the lives of Rwandan women after the devastation of genocide.

Creative New Media Officer of Case Western Reserve University Jared Bendis shares his thoughts on Bitcoin Boulevard, a stretch of small, independent businesses on Lee Road.

The director, historian and an actor from Cleveland Public Theatre‘s new original show ’Ancestra‘ tell us how the performance is going and how it was inspired.


Arts and Culture, Motion Pictures (Film, Video), Theatre, Science, Technology


Alexis Miesen, ex-Clevelander turned NYC ice cream mogul and co-star of ‘Sweet Dreams’

Jared Bendis, creative new media officer of Case Western Reserve University

Sally Groth
, ‘Ancestra’ historian
Holly Holsinger, ‘Ancestra’ director
Chris Seibert, ‘Ancestra’ actor, co-writer

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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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