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Review: ‘Character Building’ at American Ensemble Theater

There is something heart-stirring and inspiring about this new one-man musical. In between excerpts from glorious hymns and spirituals, the great African American educator and orator Booker T. Washington gives us a pep talk about how to live an honorable life—exhorting us to lift ourselves up, to be productive, to be of service—thus the title, […]

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Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

The annual productions throughout this region of Charles Dickens’s nearly 175-year-old tale, A Christmas Carol, are as timeless and an integral part of the holiday experience as nativity scenes, nutcrackers, and Santa Claus. Each year at this time, there are at least ten different productions within an hour’s drive in any direction. This one is […]

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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

With all of the festivities surrounding the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, many theatres have taken it upon themselves to put forth lavish and bold new productions of the Bard’s work. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company seems to be of the mind that it is sometimes best to go back to basics. After all, Shakespeare was originally enjoyed […]

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Review: ‘Macbeth’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Macbeth: A Bloody Good Show In his time, Macbeth was a successful, lauded warrior. He owned a castle and had an attractive wife whose ravenous ambitions, drive and ego matched his own. Neither was afraid to get their hands dirty to accomplish their goals. Today, Macbeth might have succeeded as a new tech lord, a […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Have yourselves a very merry Christmas – go see this timeless classic with a Charm City twist. Bring the family to this show! Kids of all ages will love it. Instead of watching the Mister Magoo cartoon version for the gazillionth time, put down the damn remote and head to the historic Mercantile Trust Building in […]

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

In Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, there is an endless menu of farce devices, a beautifully carved and textured faux-marble façade (Daniel O’Brien, the technical director’s, contribution) and Scenic Designer Kathryn Kawecki), lavish Edwardian dress (designed by Kristina Lambdin, who even delivers when one gives her military coats a close look at the […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

A Good Old Baltimore Christmas Carol Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) brings great joy to the holiday season with an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar (who also directs) has crafted a new spin on the classic tale – rather than setting it in 1843 London, it takes […]

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‘Richard II’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

An Anointed King Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) continues to thrive in their new downtown Baltimore home with an exquisite production of Richard II. While it is one of the Bard’s lesser known works, it being slightly unfamiliar creates an excellent opportunity for a refreshing night of theater – which this was! Not to take anything […]

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‘Dracula’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Amanda Gunther

Through the darkened mists of October out at the haunted historic ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company proudly presents the classic thriller of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Adapted from the novel, playwrights Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston bring this spine-tingling chiller to the stage; and a more perfect venue will be […]

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