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It is never too late to find love. That is the premise of Richard Baer's Mixed Emotions, the play that wraps up the 2005 season at Totem Pole Playhouse, the summer theater in Pennsylvania's Caledonia State Park.

The romantic comedy stars Totem Pole veterans Patti Perkins and Wil Love as a pair of 60-something friends, a widow and widower. Love, a Baltimorean, has appeared in 137 Totem Pole productions over the past 35 years. Mixed Emotions, which was presented on Broadway in 1993, is directed by another Baltimorean, Carl Schurr, the theater's producing artistic director.

Totem Pole is in Caledonia State Park, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, Pa., 15 miles west of Gettysburg. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 28. Tickets are $23-$30. Call 888-805-7056 or visit

-- J. Wynn Rousuck


Follow Cass Harris as she ventures through Niagara Falls to find the life she never had in the off-Broadway satire Wonder of the World. On her journey, she meets a variety of characters, including a suicidal alcoholic and a psychologist who also works as a clown.

"Wonder of the World" will be performed at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre at the FSK Hotel, 31 W. Patrick St. in Frederick. The show opens tomorrow and runs through Sept. 24, on weekends. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors and $15 on Thursdays. Call 301-694-4744 or visit www.maryland

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