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Review: ‘Oedipus ROX!’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Take one-part glam rock, one-part Mad Max: Beyond Thunder Dome, and one-part A Clockwork Orange, and you have Oedipus ROX! at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Oedipus ROX! is a modern Rock musical adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and is cleverly directed by Tad Janes. Thom Huenger composed the score and Sarah Shulman wrote the book and both […]

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Review: ‘Stupid F**king Bird’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Written by Aaron Posner and “sort of adapted from Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull,” Stupid F**king Bird is a highly imaginative and humorous depiction of the love triangles and life lessons between younger and older actors and artists on vacation at the lake shore. At the heart of the story, playwright Con loves his starring actress Nina, […]

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‘The Elephant Man’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

The Elephant Man, fantastically directed by Julie Herber, poses some interesting morality questions for a modern audience, though it is set in Victorian-era England. Based on a real-life story, The Elephant Man is a dramatized account of the life of The Elephant Man, changed in the show to John Merrick). Merrick was horribly deformed, born with […]

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‘Clybourne Park’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

A Then and Now Tour: Clybourne Park at Maryland Ensemble Theatre Taking a modern twist on Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal play, A Raisin in the Sun, Bruce Norris in his 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Clybourne Park, satirically juxtaposes the evolution of American race and class relations in the late 1950’s to the 21st Century, resonating the clichéd expression: the […]

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‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Four dead fellas, two dead cats, a hairstyle ruined, a broken-hearted sister. And all out of shoe polish. The culmination of which resulted in Martin McDonagh’s funniest, darkest comedy to date; all of which can be found as The Maryland Ensemble Theatre opens their production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Directed by Tad Janes, the […]

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‘Pickle My Monkey’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre by Mike Spain

Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s World Premiere of Pickle My Monkey is daring, wacky, funny, and entertaining. Written by Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s company members Lisa Burl, Kevin Cole, and Matt Lee, the acting is top notch, the effects are amazing at times, and hilarious at other times. Three new original songs by Jack Evans turn the comedy […]

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Jack Evans (Dex) and Kevin Cole (Benji). Photo courtesy of Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

‘My Monster and Me’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company by Mike Spain

Once again the Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company produces another entertaining yet thought-provoking World Premiere aimed for young theatre lovers with My Monster and Me. Playwright Devin Gaither deals with important subjects like bullying, fear and insecurities, self-doubt, friendship, and parental separation, especially among military families (she can relate being an ‘Army Brat’). The cast is […]

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