Author Archive | Morgan Woodle


‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Spotlighters Theatre has gone south for the winter, spending the holidays in Texas with their production of A Tuna Christmas. Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, and directed by Fuzz Roark, A Tuna Christmas is set in the town of Tuna, Texas, the third smallest town in the state, on a particularly […]

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‘Intimate Apparel’ at CCBC Catonsville

This semester, CCBC Catonsville’s theatre department has taken on Lynn Nottage’s play, Intimate Apparel. Set in the New York City of 1905, the play tells the story of Esther, an African American seamstress struggling to find love and achieve independence on her own terms. Esther, played by Takira Stokes, has been working as a seamstress, […]

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‘Betrayal’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

In a season devoted to shows that play with fire, Fells Point Corner Theatre’s second production, Betrayal by Harold Pinter, keeps the flames alive. Directed by Andrew J. Porter, Betrayal examines the lives of three people bound together by marriage and friendship, and the moments when those loyalties are broken. Betrayal opens on a lunch […]

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‘Polter-heist’ at Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theatre

In their inaugural production, Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theatre has brought murder, mystery, and petit-fours to Kentlands Mansion in the form of Polter-heist. Polter-heist, written by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose and directed by Laura W. Andruski, brings an array of kooky characters together at the mansion. Phyllis and Jim Lodge have recently bought […]

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‘Side Man’ at The Colonial Players

They say that art is the decoration of space, but music is the decoration of time. More than mere decoration, though, music captures time, preserves it, wrapping a lifetime of memories in the space of a few notes. It holds some people captive that way, too. Directed by Jim Reiter, Side Man is a Pulitzer […]

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‘Something’s Afoot’ at Vagabond Players

On a dark and stormy night, six weekend guests, three servants, and a stranger find themselves trapped in a dead man’s country estate. And as the evening progresses, their numbers begin to dwindle. Something is definitely afoot in this zany homage to Agatha Christie, and surprisingly, the butler didn’t do it! Directed by Eric J. […]

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‘Carmen’ at Washington National Opera (Cast #2-9/20/15)

Washington National Opera  opens its 60th season with Georges Bizet’s iconic verismo opera, Carmen, directed by E. Loren Meeker. Arguably the most popular work in the operatic repertoire, Carmen is a wise choice to start the season with. With its timeless tale of passion gone wrong and a memorable score full of the classical equivalent of ear worms, […]

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‘A Sensation Novel’ at Spotlighters Theatre

The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre kicks off their 54th season with the North American premiere of A Sensation Novel, a play in three “volumes” written by W. S. Gilbert. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because he was one half of the famed theatrical duo, Gilbert and Sullivan, who together wrote more than a dozen […]

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‘Detroit’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

The facade of a blue house dominates the stage at Fells Point Corner Theatre. Sliding glass doors and a kitchen window look out onto a concrete patio, where a grill, fire pit, and a small table with chairs are ready and waiting to be used. This is the set of Detroit, a play by Lisa […]

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‘Sherlock’s Last Case’ at The Colonial Players

The Colonial Players of Annapolis have opened their 67th season with Sherlock’s Last Case, a darkly-funny send-up of the famous sleuth, written by Charles Marowitz and directed by Beth Terranova. Sherlock’s Last Case is a tough show to review without spoiling anything. This play has more twists than a rollercoaster; there’s so much deceit and […]

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‘Tying the Knot’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Michael Paulsen has news for his nearest and dearest; he’s getting married! Word of the impending nuptials is not being taken well, however. You see, Michael is only three months out from ending a serious relationship with David – sweet, talented, exceedingly handsome David.  –  and his new fiancé – a woman! – is someone […]

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‘The Pretties’ at Glass Mind Theatre

The Pretties, written by Ann Turiano, and directed by Lynn Morton, is a retelling of Aeschylus’ ancient trilogy, The Oresteia. The Oresteia tells the story of Orestes and his quest to avenge his murdered father, King Agamemnon, and The Pretties tells the same story, but with a twist. In Turiano’s retelling, the women of The Oresteia finally […]

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‘Really Rosie’ at The Heritage Players

Heritage Players is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and so is its newest production, Really Rosie, which is directed by Stuart C. Kazanow. Written by Maurice Sendak, with music by Carole King, Really Rosie is a children’s’ musical based on several of Sendak’s books, Chicken Soup with Rice, Pierre, One was Johnny, Alligators All Around, and The Sign on Rosie’s Door. […]

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