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Artistic director Bode 'optimistic' that this year won't be Pumpkin Theatre's last

Artistic director Bode 'optimistic' that this year won't be Pumpkin Theatre's last

Raine Bode has spent her career in theater production, not as an actress. "I'm terrible," the Roland Park resident said with a smile. When the proverbial curtain rises on Pumpkin Theatre's 48th season in October, Bode, 46, will be working behind the scenes to save the financially struggling children's theater company based at Har Sinai, an Owings Mills synagogue. "We've been around too long to fall apart now," said Bode, the company's artistic director and head administrator. With the help of her husband, business manager Dana Whipkey, Bode, whose first name is short for Lorraine, is overseeing everything from fundraising and selling...

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