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‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ at Spotlighters Theatre

With Director Greg Bell at the helm, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest made a strong premiere at Audrey Herman’s Spotlighters Theatre Friday night. Written by Dale Wasserman and adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey, the play is centered around the escalating battle of wills between patient Randle Patrick McMurphy, a criminal who’s mistakenly […]

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‘Man of La Mancha’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

“Too much sanity is madness!” This counterintuitive declaration is made by Don Quixote, the iconic lead character in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s current production of Man of La Mancha. Portrayed by the ultra-talented Australian actor Anthony Warlow, Quixote is the alter-ego and imaginative creation of 17th century author Miguel de Cervantes. With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by […]

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‘Man of La Mancha’ at The Lyric Opera House

To see life as it is and not as it ought to be is the gift of poets, playwrights, and now theatergoers of The Lyric Opera House in Baltimore as Man of La Mancha lands for a limited weekend engagement. Written by Dale Wasserman with Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion, the […]

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‘Man of La Mancha’ at Castaways Repertory Theatre by Terry Byrne

Back in the day when musical theater spawned chart-toppers, “The Impossible Dream” became an anthem not only for every hopeless romantic, but also for never-say-die American dreamers. The mettle test, then, for Castaways Repertory Theatre is whether it can sell that song, dripping with optimism, nearly a half-century later to audiences who may identify more […]

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