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Annual TRI Lecture with Chicago Tribune Chief Theatre Critic Chris Jones

The Ohio State University Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute (TRI) presents the Annual TRI Lecture with Chicago Tribune Chief Theatre Critic and Ohio State Alumnus Chris Jones.

Jones will give a lecture titled "The Last Critic Standing". In this age of Yelp!, Amazon and Trip Advisor, amateur critics appear to have kicked those crusty old professionals to the curb. Drawing from food criticism, movie criticism and theater criticism, and taking a detour into American Idol, Jones looks at how technology and aggregation has buffeted a venerable profession and ponders the role of critics in the new world order. Do we really need critics anymore?

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

For more information, visit theatre.osu.edu or call (614) 292-5821.

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