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Review: ‘The Tempest’ at The Baltimore Annex Theater

It’s only the end of January and, with its production of The Tempest, The Baltimore Annex Theater (“Annex”) has already set a very high bar for my 2017 theater viewing. Founding Artistic Director Evan Moritz says his plan to stage The Tempest “began germinating” five years ago.  Whatever occurred during the intervening half-decade to help […]

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Review: ‘Flatland’ at Annex Theater

As originally conceived by Edwin Abbot in the late 19th century, the novella Flatland is a biting satire about Victorian social hierarchies, played out in a two-dimensional world where women are simple line segments and men, polygons who strive mightily to move their families closer and closer to the perceived perfection of circlehood. Annex Theater’s current […]

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‘utopia parkway’ at Single Carrot Theatre

“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution (Paul Cezanne).” Today, that carrot is Charles Mee’s Utopia Parkway. On his website, the playwright Mee offers up his scripts with the following: “There is no such thing as an original play.” And that may, or may not, be true.  Jesus might have […]

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‘White Suit Science’ at Single Carrot Theatre

Baltimore’s Single Carrot Theatre has a new theatrical home, a new artistic director, and a new season with a brand new series of contemporary plays. Shawn Reddy’s White Suit Science inaugurates Carrot’s new ‘Featured Second Series’ and, although neither the play nor the production rises to the wonderful, both make it clear that all this […]

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‘Taking Tiger Mountain’ at The Baltimore Annex

The Baltimore Annex Theater is shaking things up with an adaptation of Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy written by Guo Tai Gong. Adapted and Directed by the company’s Artistic Director Evan Moritz. This bizarre piece of theatre explores a mountain and its surrounding villages of Northeast China in the winter of 1946 with soldiers and control groups […]

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‘Mr. Marmalade’ at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative

Having an imaginary friend is all fun and games…until it becomes a twisted dark comedy that tickles your funny bone in a most inappropriate fashion. Continuing down the dark and winding path of their current season: “Feed Your Obsession” the Stillpointe Theatre Initiative welcomes a warped comedy to the stage this spring. Noah Haidle’s Mr. […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 6: Grayson Owen (Benedick) by Amanda Gunther

“If her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.” Says Benedick of Beatrice in the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. In the final part of the series, I sit down with actor Grayson Owen to get his thoughts […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 4: Alex Foley (Dogberry) by Amanda Gunther

Oh that someone were here to write him down an ass! Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Alex Foley is far from being an ass, but getting to embody one of the most backwardly hilarious characters in the Bard’s cannon made for a wildly entertaining interview. Sitting down with Mr. Foley taught me everything I could ever hope […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 2: Alyssa Bouma (Hero) by Amanda Gunther

Speak low if you speak love, unless thy name be Shakespeare! Never one to leave love in the lurch, the comedies are ripe with them and Much Ado About Nothing is no exception. Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre is bringing love to the forefront with their production set in the 50’s. Following in the series of curious […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 1: Choreographer Ken Skrzesz

In Part One of a series of interviews with the cast, director, and designers of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing, Choreographer Ken Skrzesz talks about working with Director Sally Boyett-D’angelo and his dancers to create the choreography for the production. Joel: How did you get involved in this production at Annapolis Shakespeare Company? Ken: […]

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