| 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...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:11 AM
It was a great experience being arts editor in Howard County the past 25 years. This was a dream job for a guy like me and I can't believe I'm walking away from it this week with nary a kick nor a scream.
I'll always treasure the opportunities the job...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 6:37 AM
Every now and then, I start the new year off talking about volunteering in our community and the surrounding areas. Well, this year is no different.
For many of us, the new year brings with it new goals and many resolutions. As we try to work our way...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:35 PM
You might have seen her in the audience, drawing pad on her lap, pencil swiftly sketching the drama before her — King Lear going mad, witches chanting over a bubbling pot, dueling Capulets and Montagues, or a brooding Hamlet.
For as long as the...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:11 AM
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company has grown from a small workshop taught by Sally Boyett-D'Angelo in summer 2009 into a thriving young company that is already a full member of this county's established nonprofit performing-arts community.
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:56 PM
The Howard County Arts Council celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2011 by moving its annual gala to a new venue --the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College.
The move is a growing up, of sorts, for the...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:31 AM
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 10:59 AM
"This is my favorite show of all time, actually," said director Stephanie Williams about the new musical production she's overseeing for the Red Branch Theatre Company, "Once on This Island."
Ironically enough, Williams wasn't even originally slated to...
| Oct 11, 2011
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is always looking for intriguing ways to lure new audiences into exploring the classics. For the company's current production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," director Ian Gallanar is inviting patrons in as specters....
| 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-...