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  • Center Stage sets sights on joy, fun

    Center Stage sets sights on joy, fun
    For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one. "If this...
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company gets boost from Abell Foundation

    Chesapeake Shakespeare Company gets boost from Abell Foundation
    The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's future move to downtown Baltimore got a sizable financial boost from the Abell Foundation, which gave the organization $250,000. The money is for the renovation of the classic Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company...
  • 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona,' in Oakland Mills

    'The Two Gentlemen of Verona,' in Oakland Mills
    The eternal truths found in Shakespeare help explain why theater companies often like to give his plays a contemporary setting. Audiences at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills will take it in stride that the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has taken a...
  • Columbia Digest

    Veterans forum The Howard County Veterans and Military Families Commission holds an open forum on veterans issues at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Howard County Library's central branch, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway. Representatives from Fort Meade,...
  • Thou Callest Me a Dog

    Thou Callest Me a Dog
    Shakespeare wrote about dogs several times (our headline is from "The Merchant of Venice"), but only one of his plays features a dog with a name. Until March 17, you can catch that show -- "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" -- and the stage debuts of two local...
  • Take a pill

    Only yesterday I posted about the hissy that Buzzfeed pitched over literally in the figurative sense. Today at Slate Simon Akam is railing against bridezilla and chillax and a handful of other contemporary constructions that he finds inelegant.* Lord...
  • Speaking out for Second Amendment [Letter]

    Editor, On Feb. 6, thousands of pro Second Amendment followers gathered in Annapolis to attend the Senate Judicial Committee's hearing on gun control bill SB281 and listen to the testimony of the governor and his loyal legion of gun control minions....
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company ready for its next stage in life

    Chesapeake Shakespeare Company ready for its next stage in life
    Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is following through on the Bard's famous statement that all the world is a stage. As if it weren't enough that this Ellicott City-based theater company already uses various Howard County sites for its indoor productions,...
  • Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'

    Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'
    With her latest production, Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is expanding the young company's horizons, both artistically and physically. At a recent rehearsal of Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's...
  • 10 Awkward Questions for Derrick E. Vaughan

    10 Awkward Questions for Derrick E. Vaughan
    Many English words derive from Latin. Others from Spanish, American Indian, Norwegian. You name a country, an English word probably came from there. But in the grand history of William Shakespeare, some words are invented by brilliant minds. Derrick E....
  • 'Richard III' plays well on an Ellicott City hill

    'Richard III' plays well on an Ellicott City hill
    The title character in "Richard III" qualifies as the most evil villain in any of Shakespeare's plays, which is no small accomplishment. This 15th-century English monarch killed so many members of his immediate family in his ruthless quest to ensure...
  • Lutherville: Girl Scouts reap Silver Awards for good deeds in community

    Lutherville: Girl Scouts reap Silver Awards for good deeds in community
    Congratulations to several members of Girl Scout Troop 1635 on receiving Girl Scouting's prestigious Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. The troop celebrated with family and friends at a Badge Ceremony on Oct. 7. Lisa...