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Rawlings-Blake, Alsop to host readings of plays written by women as part of new Everyman series

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Women of note in Baltimore will host readings of plays by women in new series presented by Everyman Theatre.

A theater season that has been rich in plays written by women is about to get a little richer.

On four Monday evenings, Everyman Theatre will present a series dubbed "Women's Voices in American Theatre." The series, curated by women from Everyman's ensemble of resident actors, offers readings of works by a female playwright.

Each session will be hosted by a woman of note from the area. Baltimore's mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is up first, hosting a reading of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes," directed by Beth Hylton, on April 25.

"Wedding Band" by Alice Childress is the focus May 9, with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop as host. Deborah Hazlett directs.

On May 23, seasoned host Rhea Feikin from Maryland Public Television will do the honors for a reading of Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles," directed by Megan Anderson.

The series wraps up June 6 with "Intimate Apparel" by Lynn Nottage. The reading will be directed by Dawn Ursula; the host will be Walters Art Museum executive director Julia Marciari-Alexander.

The readings will be held in a rehearsal hall at Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St. Subscriptions to the four-part series are $36 to $54. For information on single tickets, call 410-752-2208, or go to

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