| 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...
| Jul 27, 2012
Sunday, July 29
Onstage, outdoors The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents "Romeo and Juliet" and "Pride and Prejudice" at 6 p.m. at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane in Ellicott City. Admission is $15-$36; free for children...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:49 AM
"Anonymous" is not shy about naming names. It contends that the 37 plays attributed to William Shakespeare, who died in 1616, actually were written by the Earl of Oxford, who died in 1604.
As this story has it, the barely literate commoner Shakespeare...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Compass Rose Studio Theater is a new company that opened its first production in Eastport Shopping Center on Oct. 21. Running Thursdays to Sundays through Nov. 20 is the Pulitzer Prize-winning work "Lost in Yonkers."
A welcome addition to our area,...
| May 19, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Visitors to Baltimore's downtown on summer weekends will see up to 50 additional police officers, a show of force aimed at preventing a repeat of St. Patrick's Day, when hundreds of youths battled and a tourist was beaten — scenes the mayor...
| May 26, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Vincent Lancisi stands in a pile of rubble sweating under his hard hat, while all around him — board by board, pipe by pipe and hammer blow by hammer blow — a theater is taking shape.
It's still nearly eight months until the opening of...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Shakespeare's drama "The Merchant of Venice" is one of his trickiest plays to stage, because its central character, a Jewish merchant named Shylock, seemingly embodies anti-semitic stereotypes. It's not an easy play to sit through for anybody who...
| Jun 2, 2012
Now in its tenth year, Ellicott City's Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in the Ruins will soon begin another summer season offering one the most unique theater experiences in the area.
Located in an open-air theater set amongst the backdrop of the historic...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:48 PM
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. This popular annual Howard County event showcases music, dance, theater, visual arts, film and outdoor activities for the entire family. The event runs from June 15 through June...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Artists tend to work quietly in their studios, but eventually they emerge to exhibit their work in art galleries. Some Howard County artists only have to make a very short indoor walk from studio to gallery for the "Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2012"...
| Jun 13, 2012
Happy summer, dear readers!
Summer officially begins with the summer solstice on June 21 at 2:46 a.m. in Havre de Grace (and all along the East Coast, USA, of course). I double dare you to stay awake and welcome summer's arrival. Visit Susquehanna...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 2:10 PM
The ill-fated lovers in "Romeo and Juliet" are the victims of a family feud, but at least their love has been immortalized in Shakespeare's tragedy. Their enduring romance holds up in an outdoor production by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company that...