Author Archive | Patricia Mitchell


Review: ‘The Dancing Princesses’ at Pumpkin Theatre

My wee littles stopped being wee little some time ago so, until yesterday, it’d been a number of years since I’d been to see children’s theatre. I’ve been hearing a lot of positive things about Pumpkin Theatre for some time now, so I decided to attend the opening performance of The Dancing Princesses to check […]

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Review: ‘1-800-MICE’ at The Annex Theater

Birthday Party, Cheesecake, Jelly Bean, Boom On Black Friday, The Annex Theater (“Annex”) invited Baltimore to “celebrate anti-consumerism and new art” by attending the World Premiere of 1-800-MICE, an adaptation of Brooklyn artist Matthew Thurber’s graphic novel of the same name. Baltimore responded in force; a jam-packed house, including Matthew Thurber himself, watched as the […]

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Review: ‘The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays)’ at Spotlighters Theatre

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending an opening weekend performance of The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays), by Ken Ludwig at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”). Award-winning Ludwig is known for his period-piece farces – popular plays like Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. He bills this funny drawing-room mystery […]

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Review: ‘Schoolgirl Figure’ at Cohesion Theatre

Puberty is the worst thing that ever happened to me. I looked fabulous at age ten. This weekend, Schoolgirl Figure, a play written by Wendy MacLeod, opened at Cohesion Theatre Company (“Cohesion”). Like MacLeod’s popular cult-classic, The House of Yes, Schoolgirl Figure centers around a taboo subject normally not open for public discussion; in this […]

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Center Stage’s November ‘Wright Now Play Later’

Last month, after several seasons of success with their Wright-Right-Now (“WRN”) program – the micro-commissioning series in which playwrights produce patron-prompted short plays on demand, Center Stage introduced the Wright Now, Play Later (“WNPL”) project. The week of October 10, Center Stage solicited prompts through social media. The playwrights they’d selected – Nathan Alan Davis, […]

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Charm City Fringe Review: ‘Yo, You Be Trippin! An Incomplete but Not Inaccurate Story of LSD in the USA’

LBJ took the IRT down to Fourth Street USA Having participated in the Charm City Fringe Festival (“Fringe”) last year, Chad Short – a soon-to-be graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County Theatre program – was motivated to enter something into consideration for this year’s Fringe. The Fringe will do that to you; it […]

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Charm City Fringe Review: ‘God: The One Man Show’

Can I Get an Amen?! Have you been looking for a show that combines laughter, wisdom, magic and miracles? Your prayers have been answered! This weekend, God: The One Man Show (“God”) is playing the Charm City Fringe Festival. Since debuting at the Capital Fringe last year, God has toured to several cities on the […]

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Review: ‘The Roommate’ at Everyman Theatre

Deborah Hazlett and Beth Hylton are both very talented actors. Deborah Hazlett and Beth Hylton together onstage in Jen Silverman’s new two-woman show is something truly remarkable! It’s a rewarding phenomenon you’ll get to see when you attend Everyman Theatre’s (“Everyman”) second offering of their 2016/17 season, The Roommate. The Roommate, which celebrated its World […]

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Review: ‘Radio Golf’ at Arena Players

On Friday, I got to do two things I’ve been wanting to do for a while: catch a show at Arena Players and see the play Radio Golf. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to do both. It was a particular pleasure to see the last play written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson […]

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Review: ‘The Whipping Man’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Fells Point Corner Theatre (“FPCT”) opened its production of Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man on Friday. The second show of FPCT’s “Rescue Me” season, The Whipping Man is a smart, poignant, and surprisingly funny play. It focuses on weighty issues like religion, slavery, family and accountability, but does so with care for the audience. It […]

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Review: ‘Net Worth’ at The Strand Theater

The Strand Theater (“The Strand”) opens its Ninth Season with the regional premiere of Net Worth, a funny and touching one-person show by Bari Hochwald. It was The Strand’s first show in its new home in Hamilton, and a great way to start another season of celebrating women’s voices and perspectives. Net Worth is a […]

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Playwright Larissa Fasthorse. Photo by Conor Hogan.

An Interview with Playwright Larissa FastHorse

Larissa FastHorse is one of the playwrights participating in Center Stage’s Wright Now Play Later project, which kicks off today. I had a chance to chat with FastHorse last month, when she was in town participating in another one of Center Stage’s projects in support of new works and new writing, the Play Lab. The […]

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See Your Stories Made into Theater: Center Stage’s “Wright Now Play Later” Project Starts TODAY

See Your Stories Made Into Theater: Center Stage’s Wright Now Play Later Starts TODAY Today, Monday, October 10, 2016, Center Stage is taking the next step in their ongoing commitment to supporting emerging writers and making theater accessible to the people. They’ve had several seasons of success with their Wright-Right-Now (“WRN”) program – the “micro-commissioning […]

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An Interview with Beth Hylton, Director of ‘Our New Girl’ Staged Reading TONIGHT at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre is launching its 2016/2017 Salon Series of staged readings TONIGHT on Monday, September 19, 2016  at 7 PM. The Salon Series’ theme is Women’s Voices; all six plays selected for the program were written by women and will be directed by the female members of Everyman Theatre’s Resident Company. These special one-night-only events […]

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Review: ‘Othello’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company opened its 15th Season on Friday with one of the most tragic of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Othello. It was the first time in the history of the company that they have performed Othello. If they were waiting until they felt they could really do it justice, their patience has paid off. Chesapeake Shakespeare […]

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