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Gary Goodson and Andy Clemence in Inherit the Wind. Photo courtesy of Compass Rose Theater.

Review: “Inherit the Wind” at Compass Rose Theater

Compass Rose Theater’s production of Inherit the Wind is a powerful work of theater. Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee in 1955, it dramatizes the famous “Scopes Monkey Trial” of 1925, in which the teaching of evolution was put on trial. Spencer Tracey and Gene Kelly starred in a 1960 movie version. Directed […]

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Review: ‘ 33 Variations’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis

Colonial Players’ production of 33 Variations is a musical and visual delight. Written by Moises Kaufman and directed by Terry Averill, it is a mix of a biographical play about Beethoven, and the 21st Century music scholar hoping to understand the origins behind his Diabelli Variations. It is a masterful exploration of obsession, the artistic drive, […]

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Review: ‘Pygmalion’ at Compass Rose Theater

Compass Rose Theater’s production of the George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion is an entertaining, thought-provoking show. Directed by Jim Knipple, it combines great acting with a clever set and interesting costumes to have audiences laughing and, at the same time, thinking about the issues of class, gender, and, in this version, race. Both Eliza and […]

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‘Brigadoon’ at Compass Rose Theater

By the glow of a single light, nestled under the stairs on stage, pianist Eric Clark plays the overture of Compass Rose Theater’s latest production, Brigadoon. Add in bagpipes played by Christian Kriegeskotte and a cast that sings like the von Trapp players, and this is a splendid production that meddles together acting, dancing, and […]

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‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at Compass Rose Theater

I don’t believe He brought me this far (to leave me.) In 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun was a groundbreaking, electrifying original work of theater when it made its debut on Broadway. Today, the recognized American drama masterpiece and its potent themes are as relevant today as it was more than fifty […]

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Nigel Reed (Walter Franz). Phot courtesy of Bay Theatre Company.

‘The Price’ at Bay Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

The price of used furniture is nothing but a viewpoint. Much like the conflicting viewpoints caught between two estranged brothers after sixteen years of not speaking to one another. You’ll find plenty of viewpoints wrapped up in this drama as Bay Theatre Company closes out their season with Arthur Miller’s The Price. Directed by Steven […]

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Bay Theatre Company Presents ‘The Foursome’ December 7-January 13th by Janet Luby

Bay Theatre Company presents The Foursome by Norm Foster – from December 7, 2012 – January 13, 2013, Directed by Jim Chance. The Bay Theatre presents its second show of the season, Norm Foster’s The Foursome, directed by Jim Chance, and produced by Janet Luby and Wendy Saulters. “Rick, Ted, Donnie, and Cameron are home for their fifteenth college […]

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