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Acme Corporation premieres 'Office Ladies'

Acme Corporation premieres 'Office Ladies'

Well before the first performance last week of Lola Pierson's latest work, "Office Ladies," it was advertised as a "hit play."

That's the sort of cheekiness you might expect from a young, DIY-type theater company that calls itself the Acme Corporation, inspired by all the not-so-safe-or-reliable products packed in boxes stamped "Acme" that appear in classic Looney Tunes cartoons.

"We just know the play's going to be a hit," said Stephen Nunns, one of the forces behind the company, which has ties to Towson University, where he teaches and directs the MFA program in theater arts. Nunns laughed as he said that, but there is good reason...