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Happenstance Theater to make Baltimore debut

Happenstance Theater to make Baltimore debut

If you happen upon Happenstance Theater during the next few weeks, count on some good old-fashioned entertainment. The ensemble makes its local debut at the Baltimore Theatre Project with two family-friendly shows celebrating vintage circuses and clowns.

"We have a tendency toward the nostalgic," says Sabrina Mandell, who serves as co-artistic director, business manager, performer and more.

The company got its start in the Washington metro area by, well, happenstance.

Mandell, a visual artist and former sailer aboard rigged...