Anne Arundel has major cause for celebration in the 50th season of the outdoor Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre.
At the historic former Colonial blacksmith's shop at 143 Compromise St., across from City Dock, the challenges of presenting 50 seasons under the stars have shaped the troupe's identity.
The theater is dark in early March when the board chooses shows, selects directors for the three-show season and begins to rally volunteers. The outdoor location of the performances shapes everything from show selection to production logistics.
Sets must be designed and built to withstand sun, heat, wind and rain — as well as deal with the noise coming from City Dock on...