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For 1st time in 40 years, Baltimore lacks home for global, experimental theater

For 1st time in 40 years, Baltimore lacks home for global, experimental theater

Baltimore's cutting-edge theater scene just became a bit less razor-sharp. For the first time in more than 40 years, Spanish puppet troupes and headline-making performers who smear chocolate on their skin will have a hard time finding a stage where they can put on their shows. Primarily for economic reasons, Baltimore's venerable Theatre Project has quietly stopped bringing in experimental artists with global and national reputations. Instead, the 150-seat showhouse at 45 W. Preston St. is hosting local theater and regional dance companies. To make matters worse for fans of foreign fare, Baltimore Open Theatre, which had been planning on filling the void left by Theatre...

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