| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Wallace "Wally" Henry Coberg, a theatrical designer and filmmaker who was at work on a new Edgar Allan Poe documentary, died of an apparent heart attack Nov. 18 at his Bolton Hill home. He was 63.
Born in New York City, he lived in Edison, N.J., and...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
| May 2, 2012
| 2:16 PM
If the crime rate spikes in Howard County, blame Shakespeare. The Bard's most violent play, "Titus Andronicus," is being staged by the Laurel-based theater company Rude Mechanicals at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.
| May 7, 2012
| 4:27 PM
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, best known for its summer productions outdoors on the hilltop grounds of the 19th-century Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, has purchased a historic site for its second home — the 1885 Mercantile Trust &...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Fans of Club Dubai, the upscale nightclub located downtown, have the rest of the year to enjoy its bottle service, pristine white couches and other swanky accommodations. But on Jan. 1, Dubai’s lease will end and so will its run at the historic...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:18 PM
It was evident from watching Annapolis Shakespeare Company's director and cast members rehearse Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" that this young company is making astonishing strides — not small steps, but artful leaps. It was also clear that...