Irish playwright Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," on stage at Laurel Mill Playhouse through Nov. 24, is a dark comedy that mocks political violence. FIrst performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London 2001, "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" earned a Tony Award nomination for best play on Broadway in 2006.
"Dracula" seems right at home among the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute high above Ellicott City. Thanks to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's outdoor staging, the vampire has taken up residence at this wooded site. It makes for the perfect Halloween date.
"In Their Words," an original play featuring monologues, music and comedy that focuses on experiences of individuals with disabilities, will be performed October 18-20 in the Black Box Theatre in Joppa Hall at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.
Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is having a busy summer. She's currently presenting classic theater outdoors with weekly productions of Moliere's 17th century comedy "Tartuffe," Tuesdays at the Reynolds Tavern courtyard in downtown Annapolis.
The battle of the sexes isn't pretty, but it's pretty funny in Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." This bawdy comedy is receiving a suitably silly outdoor production by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City.
Summer officially began with the summer solstice today (Friday) at 2:46 a.m. in Havre de Grace (and all along the East Coast, USA, of course). Visit Susquehanna State Park or the North Park – Joe K. Trail for a little of William Shakespeare's "Midsummer's Night Dream" madness!
Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" is a funny sort of tragedy. Although its martial and amorous complications have deadly consequences, this play has a lot of jokes along the way. Indeed, the snake that the Egyptian queen uses to kill herself is delivered by an irreverent little servant who wouldn't be out of place in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch.
The 26th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts once again brings an impressive roster of performers to Howard County from June 14- 29. Some of these performers are returning favorites, while others are first-timers. Some will take a bow on their own, while others will collaborate with homegrown talent. All of them are booked by the festival in order to provide memorable artistic experiences for local audiences.
Frances H. Mueller, a retired educator who had chaired the Bryn Mawr School's English department and had also taught at Towson University, died March 24 from complications from dementia at Roland Park Place. She was 94.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The eternal truths found in Shakespeare help explain why theater companies often like to give his plays a contemporary setting. Audiences at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills will take it in stride that the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has taken a comedy written in the 1590s, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," and moved it up in time to 1991.
But manufacturing laws that places the 2nd Amendment into a box of useless, draconian gun control measures is a path that will backfire and cause a reaction that is both unwarranted and dangerous to our freedoms
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is following through on the Bard's famous statement that all the world is a stage. As if it weren't enough that this Ellicott City-based theater company already uses various Howard County sites for its indoor productions, it's moving ahead with its plan to convert a former bank building in downtown Baltimore into a new permanent home.