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  • 'Dream' comes true — again — for Chesapeake

     'Dream' comes true — again — for Chesapeake
    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...
  • On 'Company Men': Losing their jobs wasn't the half of it

    On 'Company Men': Losing their jobs wasn't the half of it
    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...
  • Outdoor theater: Shakespeare under the stars

    Outdoor theater: Shakespeare under the stars
    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...
  • Trio gives the Bard the once-over, lightly

    Trio gives the Bard the once-over, lightly
    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...
  • Search for lost dreams explored in Venus Theatre's 'The Stenographer'

    Search for lost dreams explored in Venus Theatre's 'The Stenographer'
    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. Written...
  • Staff Q&A: If you could read only one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Staff Q&A: If you could read only one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    The Baltimore Book Festival is coming up this weekend, so we asked our staff about their worn and dog-eared favorites. ••••┬áThe King James Bible. Four hundred years later, it’s still the most beautiful thing ever written in...
  • Northern Baltimore's calendar of events

    Submit notices via email: messenger@patuxent.com; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Baltimore Messenger, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change) Higher Ground The Ides of March Machine Gun Preacher Real Steel NOTABLE TV MONDAY Pop Up Video (returns after a decade absence; noon; VH1) House (season premiere; 9 p.m.; Fox) The A-List Dallas (series debut;...
  • Troupe turns 'Our Town' into a fleeting memory

    Troupe turns 'Our Town' into a fleeting memory
    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-...
  • Archaeologist and educator Lee Preston pieces together Howard County's past

    Archaeologist and educator Lee Preston pieces together Howard County's past
    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...
  • Youth theater groups prepare for 'Alice,' 'Romeo and Juliet'

    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...
  • A moving 'Our Town' — literally

    A moving 'Our Town' — literally
    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...