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Author Archive | Patricia Mitchell

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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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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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Review: ‘Political Cabaret’ at Cohesion Theatre, Baltimore Improv Group, and Spotlighters Theatre

As a welcome election-year treat, Cohesion Theatre Company (“Cohesion”), Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”), and the Baltimore Improv Group (“BIG”) have collaborated to create a lighthearted performance event they call Political Cabaret. The production combines “improv, sketch comedy, and musical satire speaking to all things election season.” It’s a night of good fun. The production […]

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Review: ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Everyman Theatre

A policeman. A con man. An old friend. A blind woman. A lost doll. A murder. Everyman Theatre (“Everyman”) kicked off its 2016-17 season on Friday with the suspenseful thriller, Wait Until Dark, a play penned by Frederick Knott (of Dial M for Murder fame) and later adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. The hard work of […]

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Review: ‘Marx in Soho’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Have you ever wished you could return to a conversation after-the-fact to clarify a misunderstanding? So did Karl Marx, at least in the witty and poignant one-man show, Marx in Soho, which is playing through September 18th at The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters.”) The show, directed by Sherrionne Brown, is rousing, intellectual and fun. […]

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Review: ‘The Elephant Man at Collaborative Theatre Company and Fells Point Corner Theatre

On Friday night, The Collaborative Theatre Co. (“Collaborative”) and Fells Point Corner Theatre (“FPCT”) opened the 2016-2017 theatrical season with their co-production of Bernard Pomerance’s classic, The Elephant Man, directed by Anthony Lane Hinkle. The play, based on the real life of John Merrick, illustrates how acts of kindness and compassion can elevate a person […]

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Interviews from London Below: Inside Cohesion Theatre’s ‘Neverwhere’: Part 8 – Director Brad Norris

In Part Eight of a series of interviews with cast members of Cohesion Theatre Company’s Neverwhere, meet Director Brad Norris. Patricia: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers about some of the many hats you’ve worn in the Baltimore theatre community. Brad: Norris. Brad Norris. My name is Brad Norris. I’m bad at constructing thoughts […]

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Interviews from London Below: Inside Cohesion Theatre’s ‘Neverwhere’: Part 7: Melanie Glickman

In Part Seven of a series of interviews with cast members of Cohesion Theatre Company’s Neverwhere, meet Melanie Glickman. Patricia: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages and some roles you have played. Mel: I’m Mel Glickman. If you’ve seen anything Cohesion’s done this season, you’ve seen […]

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Interviews from London Below: Inside Cohesion Theatre’s ‘Neverwhere’: Part 6: Cassandra Dutt

In Part Six of a series of interviews with cast members of Cohesion Theatre Company’s Neverwhere, meet Cassandra Dutt. Patricia: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages and some roles you have played. Cassandra: My name is Cassandra Dutt and I’m a structural engineer moonlighting as an […]

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Interviews from London Below: Inside Cohesion Theatre’s ‘Neverwhere’: Part 4: Matthew Lindsay Payne

In Part Four of a series of interviews with cast members of Cohesion Theatre Company’s Neverwhere, meet Matthew Lindsay Payne. Patricia: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages and some roles you have played. Matthew: I’m Matthew Lindsay Payne, something of a regular here at Cohesion, where […]

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Review: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative

On Friday, StillPointe Theatre Initiative opened its production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, an absurdist play by Tom Stoppard that, along with Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, sets the high bar for its genre. Don’t let some highfalutin notion of absurdist theater scare you away, though. In StillPointe Theatre’s capable hands, this production of […]

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Interviews from London Below: Inside Cohesion Theatre’s ‘Neverwhere’: Part 2: Cori Dioquino

In Part Two of a series of interviews with cast members of Cohesion Theatre Company’s Neverwhere, meet Cori Dioquino. Patricia: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages and some roles you have played. Cori: I am Cori Dioquino. I’ve worked throughout Baltimore, Maryland and also D.C. with […]

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