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‘A Tale of Two Cities’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” is the memorable opening line of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities currently in production at Annapolis Shakespeare Company.  This company offers a remarkable show where the space is intimate, the stage direction is well choreographed, and the performances are powerful. Originally adapted by […]

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‘Measure for Measure’ at The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

As one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays” which is neither comedy nor tragedy, Measure for Measure is populated by morally ambiguous characters and includes a story that ends well… for some? Measure for Measure walks an awkward line between bawdy comedy and disturbing political commentary. In centuries past, this ambivalence made it one of Shakespeare’s least […]

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‘She Stoops to Conquer’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

David Mavricos, as the confused suitor, Charles Marlow, exemplifies the quality of Pallas Theatre Collective’s production of Oliver Goldsmith’s popular farcical romp She Stoops to Conquer. Filled with confused identities and the vagaries of love in 1800, AnneMarie T. Saunders smartly directs this delightful journey, which is void of diversions, and has a plot which is very, very […]

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Frost and Nixon Meet. Left to Right: Richard Nixon (Jeff Murray), Jack Brennan (Tom Moore), John Birt (Joel Ottenheimer), David Frost (Michael Zemarel), and Jim Reston (Eric C. Stein). Photo by Ken Stanek.

‘Frost/Nixon’ at The Vagabond Players by Amanda Gunther

“…Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow.” Those words that shook a nation when uttered from 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon are now coming to life as The Vagabond Players continue their 96th season with the production of Frost/Nixon. The compelling political drama based on the post-presidential interviews performed […]

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