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Review: ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ at Rep Stage

Even successful plays get retired from the workforce after a few seasons. A select few, however, may go on to a new phase of wizened seniority. That is the case with The Heidi Chronicles, now getting an entertaining new look by the Equity actors of Rep Stage at Howard Community College. Playwright Wendy Wasserstein basically […]

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Review: ‘Dorian’s Closet’ at Rep Stage

Strong and dramatic – the two words that continuously came to my mind as I watched Dorian’s Closet at Rep Stage last night. This production is the world premiere of the new musical based on the life of female impersonator Dorian Corey. Richard Mailman (book and lyrics) and Ryan Haase (composer) have created an amazing […]

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Review: ‘The Other Place’ at Rep Stage

Today’s playgoers are used to solving puzzles in the theater. So perhaps Playwright Sharr White spends a bit longer than necessary to get us to The Other Place promised by the title of his 2011 drama. But don’t unfasten your seatbelt yet. We haven’t reached the end of the runway. There is more to this […]

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‘Technicolor Life’ at Rep Stage

Three generations of women in one contemporary American family prove “ready for their close-up” in Technicolor Life, a world premiere at Rep Stage in Howard County. Don’t make a mistake thinking Technicolor Life will be some sort of Hollywood tell-all. The drama by Jami Brandli takes on divorce, wounded warriors, euthanasia, and the trials of […]

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‘Sunset Baby’ at Rep Stage

Dominique Morisseau’s Sunset Baby is social realism with snap. It knows how to “unlock all that attitude,” as one of the play’s three characters puts it, and audiences attending the regional premiere at Rep Stage had best be prepared for it. First and foremost, there’s Nina, a bristling, red-hot bundle of African-American attitude who won’t […]

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Rep Stage Announces Its 2015-16 Season, Celebrating ‘The Year of the Woman’ by Mike Scrivener

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), proudly announces its 2015-16 season lineup. “The Year of the Woman” celebrates contemporary female voices in  American theatre, with an entire season of plays by women playwrights. The season will include a world premiere as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, […]

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Howard Community College Presents Arts Collective’s Dance Company Concert March 5 to 8, 2015 by Susan G. Kramer

Ninth-annual dance concert to feature inspiring contemporary works from locally and nationally recognized choreographers – performed by outstanding HCC students, and guest artists Continuing its tradition of bringing compelling and powerful dance to the Greater Baltimore Area, the Arts Collective Dance Company (ACDC) of Howard Community College (HCC) presents its ninth annual concert, offering four […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #18: Best Directors of a Play in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Plays in Professional Theatres go to: Chris Abraham for Winners and Losers at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Ian Allen for George is Dead at The Klunch. Matt Bassett for The Typographer’s Dream at The Hub Theatre. Hanna Bondarewska for The Trap at Ambassador Theater. Joe […]

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‘The Understudy’ at Everyman Theatre

Are you sick and tired of yet another big-budget Hollywood action-adventure film with angry tornados, humongous sharks, or killer asteroids? Are you sick and tired of yet another celebrity persona sucking up all the sunshine while the rest of humanity grovels in the dark? Are you sick and tired of the one percent making so […]

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‘Apartment 213’ at Iron Crow Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

A stunning piece of theatrical thriller takes to the stage at Iron Crow Theatre Company to kick start their 2013/2014 season: Myths, Monsters, and Legends.  Conceived and written by company member Joseph W. Ritsch and Directed by Stephen Nunns, Apartment 213 – a horrifically thrilling piece of theatrical exploration – delves into the life of renowned serial […]

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Rep Stage Names Suzanne E. Beal and Joseph W. Ritsch as New Co-Producing Artistic Directors by Mike Scrivener

Suzanne E. Beal and Joseph W. Ritsch Named New Co-Producing Artistic Directors of Rep Stage A past vice president of Frederick Community College and the associate artistic director of Baltimore’s Iron Crow Theatre Company combine their considerable talents to take over the artistic helm of Rep Stage. Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence […]

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