| Jun 16, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Whether you're Shakespeare-savvy or not, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company aims to make you a lover. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which opened the company's ninth summer festival last weekend at the Patuxent Female Institute Historic Park, goes a long...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:05 PM
The arrival this week of the new Tommy Jones movie "Company Men" on DVD raises the question: Is there anything less entertaining than watching middle-aged men coming to terms with unemployment?
How about following each step in the dissolution of a...
| Jul 2, 2011
Fireflies crisscross a meadow as an audience on lawn chairs and blankets takes in the fast-paced complications of "As You Like It" on the grounds of the Evergreen Museum and Library — a particularly apt setting for the Maryland Shakespeare...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:32 PM
If you want to get folks fired up about Renaissance theater, poking fun at William Shakespeare is one way to do it.
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is doing that now with the second half of its ninth summer season, the parody "The Complete Works of...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Morality, ethics, guilt, broken dreams and addictions are all themes that evolve in philosophical discussions between two unlikely characters in the world premiere of "The Stenographer," on stage at Venus Theatre, on C Street, through Sept. 25.
| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:18 AM
The Baltimore Book Festival is coming up this weekend, so we asked our staff about their worn and dog-eared favorites.
•••• The King James Bible. Four hundred years later, it’s still the most beautiful thing ever written in...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 1:55 PM
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| Oct 2, 2011
| 1:55 PM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
The Ides of March
Machine Gun Preacher
Pop Up Video (returns after a decade absence; noon; VH1)
House (season premiere; 9 p.m.; Fox)
The A-List Dallas (series debut;...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:50 AM
When Thornton Wilder's iconic American drama "Our Town" debuted in 1938 with little in the way of scenery or props, it surprised everyone with its bare-bones staging. This Friday, Oct. 7, when the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company revives the Pulitzer Prize-...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:47 AM
He may not sport a fedora on his head or a bullwhip on his belt, but Lee Preston can be recognized by the ARKLOGIST license plate on his car. And by a book that might be tucked under his arm: “Archaeology in Howard County and Beyond: What I’ve...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 12:37 PM
At rehearsals last weekend, young actors were busy preparing for professional-caliber productions opening next week.
Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents Disney's "Alice in Wonderland," featuring a cast ages 8 to 14, on weekends April 13-22 at its...
| Oct 20, 2011
Those straightforward, honest folks of Grover's Corners are back, waiting for the milkman, smelling the heliotrope, attending choir practice, falling in love. And, of course, making their way to the local cemetery.
In this case, the characters who...