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The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

Stage: Glass Mind Theatre reaches for bald emotional honesty—with some success By Bret McCabe 4/16/2014
Stage Review: The Memo

Stage Review: The Memo

Stage: Single Carrot speaks a universal language By Evan Serpick 4/9/2014
Quoth the Crow

Quoth the Crow

Stage: Iron Crow Theatre highlights the queer qualities of Poe By Norman Allen 4/2/2014
Birbiglia Boom

Birbiglia Boom

Stage: Mike Birbiglia definitely didn’t get into comedy for the money By Joe MacLeod 4/2/2014
Comedy of Heirs

Comedy of Heirs

Stage: Center Stage takes on Shakespeare’s funniest play By Geoffrey Himes 4/2/2014
<em>Mr. Marmalade</em>

Mr. Marmalade

Stage: Home alone and abandoned and afraid and disturbed in the pitch-black comedy By Bret McCabe 3/26/2014
The Context of No Context

The Context of No Context

Stage: Effervescent Collective’s new piece revels in human movement By Baynard Woods 3/19/2014
King for a day

King for a day

Stage: Madness and mischief backstage for a traveling Shakespeare company during World War II By Evan Serpick 3/19/2014
Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Stage: Chekhov’s short plays plumb the absurdities of romantic life By Bret McCabe 3/12/2014
Stage Review: <em>The Book of Mormon</em>

Stage Review: The Book of Mormon

Stage: The Book of Mormon brings bad language, blasphemy from Broadway to Baltimore By Baynard Woods 3/5/2014
Stage Review: The Golden Spike

Stage Review: The Golden Spike

Stage: R.M. O’Brien’s play marred by too much exposition By Geoffrey Himes 2/26/2014
Dance to the Music of Time

Dance to the Music of Time

Stage: Full Circle explores the relationship between music and dance By Baynard Woods 2/19/2014
A Play About Nothing

A Play About Nothing

Stage: FPCT’s new production brings a bit of Seinfeld to Prague By Geoffrey Himes 2/19/2014
That unmatch’d form

That unmatch’d form

Art: A new opera by a Peabody alum explores the story of Ophelia By Baynard Woods 2/5/2014
Stage Review: Stones in His Pockets

Stage Review: Stones in His Pockets

Stage: Center Stage’s Hollywood-comes-to-the-Irish-countryside comedy goes deep By Evan Serpick 2/5/2014
Love Sick

Love Sick

Stage: Difficult-to-characterize play dissects our most difficult emotion By Baynard Woods 1/29/2014
Art Seen

Art Seen

Stage: Mayor disses CP at Single Carrot grand opening By Baynard Woods 1/29/2014
The BIG 1-0

The BIG 1-0

Stage: Baltimore Improv Group, celebrating its 10th anniversary, continues to bravely strip off its improv instincts By Bret McCabe 1/22/2014
Stage Review: Crimes of the Heart

Stage Review: Crimes of the Heart

Stage: Everyman’s production lacks originality but is full of heart By bwoods 1/22/2014
Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends

Stage: New play is crammed with too many ideas to cohere By Geoffrey Himes 1/15/2014
Stage Review: Beowulf

Stage Review: Beowulf

Stage: Theatre Project returns Old English classic to the mead hall By Geoffrey Himes 12/18/2013
Stage Review: Worst Case Scenario

Stage Review: Worst Case Scenario

Stage: Six actors and one musician whiz through seven scenes and a handful of interludes dealing with what happens in the worst-case scenario. By H. Dean Freeman 12/18/2013
War Dance

War Dance

Stage: Liz Lerman collaborates with Center Stage as part of her ambitious Civil War Project By Baynard Woods 12/10/2013
Stage Review: A Civil War Christmas

Stage Review: A Civil War Christmas

Stage: Paula Vogel loses her way with new Christmas play at Center Stage By Geoffrey Himes 12/4/2013
Jackie O Brotherfucker

Jackie O Brotherfucker

Stage: Mobtown Players’ production nails America’s love affair with the Kennedy assassination By Baynard Woods 11/20/2013
Color Fields

Color Fields

Stage: Bruce Nelson becomes Mark Rothko in Everyman Theatre’s new production By Baynard Woods 11/13/2013
Stage Review: St. Nicholas

Stage Review: St. Nicholas

Stage: A loutish reviewer changes his life, with vampires By Geoffrey Himes 11/6/2013
The Birth of Tragedy

The Birth of Tragedy

Stage: Annex Theater’s new play goes to the origins of Greek drama By Baynard Woods 10/30/2013
Count Down

Count Down

Stage: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s outdoor setting breathes new life into old vampire By Jenn Ladd 10/23/2013
Stage Review: A Beginner’s Guide to Deicide

Stage Review: A Beginner’s Guide to Deicide

Stage: Single Carrot kicks off seventh season with theological comedy By Baynard Woods 10/16/2013
Stage Review: Skeleton Hearts: Three Short Plays

Stage Review: Skeleton Hearts: Three Short Plays

Stage: With three short plays, Acme Corporation explores space and the body By Baynard Woods 10/9/2013
Stage Review: Animal Crackers

Stage Review: Animal Crackers

Stage: Center Stage offers a sometimes-brilliant impersonation of Marx Brothers, but no more By Geoffrey Himes 10/2/2013
Theatre Review: The Glass Menagerie

Theatre Review: The Glass Menagerie

Stage: Everyman carries off triumphant production of Tennessee Williams classic By Geoffrey Himes 9/25/2013
God Is Love

God Is Love

Stage: LOVE the Poet introduces a one-woman show based on interpretations of the Bible By Bret McCabe 9/11/2013
Such Stuff as Dreams are made on

Such Stuff as Dreams are made on

Stage: Shakespeare’s substantial pageant is marred by last-minute cast change By Bret McCabe 8/28/2013
The Infernal Machine

The Infernal Machine

Stage: Glass Mind’s Antigone highlights the impossibility of family By Baynard Woods 8/21/2013
The Stage of Aquarius

The Stage of Aquarius

Stage: Stillpointe’s production of hippy-era musical raises interesting questions about history By Bret McCabe 8/14/2013
Unadrama

Unadrama

Stage: Single Carrot teams up with Bulgarian troupe to present a play inspired by the Unabomber manifesto By John Barry 7/31/2013
Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Stage: A young fiddler climbs to a “roof” above the audience as Tevye begins his speech about tradition. By Tory Haltermann 7/31/2013
Colors of the Rainbow

Colors of the Rainbow

Stage: Baltimore Playwrights Festival lets many hues shine By Bret McCabe 7/17/2013
I am, I said

I am, I said

Stage: A night of monologues humanizes the homeless By Bret McCabe 7/10/2013
Stage Review: <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>, by Baltimore Performance Kitchen

Stage Review: Romeo and Juliet, by Baltimore Performance Kitchen

Stage: Shakespeare’s classic play of teen love is given an update in Station North By Bret McCabe 6/26/2013
Stage Review: <em>A Sorcerer’s Journey</em>, by Single Carrot Theatre

Stage Review: A Sorcerer’s Journey, by Single Carrot Theatre

Stage: Castaneda seeks a new-age spiritual realm, with help from a witch doctor By Baynard Woods 6/26/2013
A Woman Scorned

A Woman Scorned

Stage: Mobtown Players present a classical tragedy through the lens of classic Hollywood By Baynard Woods 6/19/2013
Theater Review: "Beneatha\'s Place" at Center Stage

Theater Review: "Beneatha's Place" at Center Stage

Stage: Kwei-Armah continues Center Stage’s conversation on history and ethnicity By Evan Serpick 6/12/2013
Fight Club

Fight Club

Stage: Lewis Shaw teaches Baltimore actors how to vomit, have sex, and battle on stage By Baynard Woods 6/5/2013
Screwballs

Screwballs

Stage: Iron Crow’s show explores gender as a performance with madcap hijinks By Bret McCabe 6/5/2013
Chicken-Boxing Macbeth

Chicken-Boxing Macbeth

Stage: Annex Theater and Station North move into new North Avenue location By Baynard Woods 5/29/2013
What a Tangled Web

What a Tangled Web

Stage: Acme Corporation explores the nature of online communities By Baynard Woods 5/22/2013
Community Metal Killing Machine

Community Metal Killing Machine

Stage: Baltimore Rock Opera Society reaches epic new heights with Murdercastle By Bret McCabe 5/8/2013
Two Scoops

Two Scoops

Stage: Center Stage’s Raisin Cycle confronts ownership, history, and race in response to A Raisin in the Sun By Geoffrey Himes 5/8/2013
Brother Against Brother

Brother Against Brother

Stage: Tension mounts in Everyman’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer-winning play By Evan Serpick 5/1/2013
Say you want a revolution

Say you want a revolution

Stage: Single Carrot investigates 126-day hostage crisis in Peru By Bret McCabe 4/24/2013
Playing Fast

Playing Fast

Stage: Fells Point Corner Theatre presents 10 plays by 10 playwrights By Geoffrey Himes 4/17/2013
Enter, Stage Right

Enter, Stage Right

Stage: Last week, Center Stage began its public previews of Clybourne Park (pictured), Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning take on Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun. Norris’ portrayal of race, class, and real estate, which runs through June 16, will be 4/17/2013
Chekhov, a Little Bit Crazy

Chekhov, a Little Bit Crazy

Stage: Three Sisters goes viral in Glass Mind production By John Barry 4/10/2013
My Own Private Iowa

My Own Private Iowa

Stage: What happens when an urban gay teen moves to Iowa By Baynard Woods 4/3/2013
Might Makes Right

Might Makes Right

Stage: Everyman’s new production nasty, brutish, and short By Baynard Woods 3/27/2013
Fail Better

Fail Better

Stage: Acme Corporation performs 12- and 24-hour versions of Beckett’s Play By Baynard Woods 3/20/2013
The Unfriendly Skies

The Unfriendly Skies

Stage: Center Stage’s new play reflects the fragility behind the laughter in uncertain times By By Baynard Woods 3/20/2013
High and Low

High and Low

Stage: Dramatist brings insight, blowjob jokes to town By Baynard Woods 3/20/2013
Heading South

Heading South

Stage: A counter-fable, a story that suggests leaving the South was a mistake By Geoffrey Himes 3/6/2013
The Means of Reproduction

The Means of Reproduction

Stage: Yellow Sign Theatre combines dystopian sci-fi with romantic comedy By Baynard Woods 2/20/2013
Brave New World

Brave New World

Stage: Single Carrot brings “the land of plastic, elastic mescaline rush” to life By Baynard Woods 2/13/2013
August and Everything After

August and Everything After

Stage: Everyman opens its new doors with expansive play, powerhouse performances By Evan Serpick 1/30/2013
Dr. King’s Last Dream

Dr. King’s Last Dream

Stage: Katouri Hall’s play imagines King’s final night By Geoffrey Himes 1/23/2013

Dramatic Promises

Stage: Southern Promises, Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist, and Mary, on consecutive nights as part of their Play Lab series. By Baynard Woods 1/23/2013
Dancing About Poetry

Dancing About Poetry

Stage: The Full Circle Dance Company presents Moving Passages: Dances Inspired by Writing By Geoffrey Himes 1/23/2013
Pope of the BSO

Pope of the BSO

Stage: John Waters dishes on Hairspray: In Concert, hitchhiking, and Baltimore’s music scene By Baynard Woods 1/23/2013
Staging Ground

Staging Ground

Stage: Baltimore is gaining a reputation as a hub of theater development By John Barry 12/26/2012
Game, Set, Match!

Game, Set, Match!

Stage: Mixed Doubles explores the dynamics of marriage By Geoffrey Himes 12/19/2012
Learning to Love the Bomb

Learning to Love the Bomb

Stage: Office Ladies offers profound—and profoundly funny— meditation on water, ants, and the atomic bomb By By Baynard Woods 12/12/2012
Innocence and Experience

Innocence and Experience

Stage: Bus Stop amplifies the deep undercurrents beneath the surface of the 1950s Midwest By By Geoffrey Himes 12/5/2012
Heroes

Heroes

Stage: Everyman ends its Charles Street run with heroic bluster By Geoffrey Himes 11/14/2012
On The Fringe

On The Fringe

Stage: Festival hopes to unite Charm City’s theater scene By Rebecca Messner 11/7/2012
Nevermore

Nevermore

Stage: A brilliant performace is wasted on a stagnant script By Geoffrey Himes 10/29/2012
<em>Red Flags</em>

Red Flags

Stage: Baltimore Performance Kitchen asks a lot from the audience By Bret McCabe 10/29/2012
A Losing Hand

A Losing Hand

Stage: Fells Point Corner Theatre brings dumb decisions to life with smart dialogue By Geoffrey Himes 10/24/2012
Lit Class Redux

Lit Class Redux

Stage: Mobtown Playwrights Group breaks down the fourth wall By Jenn Ladd 10/10/2012
Casualty of War

Casualty of War

Stage: Exploring the life of forgotten British hero Alan Turing By Andrea Appleton 10/10/2012
The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within

Stage: Center Stage’s season-launching show examines the power of the crowd By Geoffrey Himes 10/3/2012
War and Peace

War and Peace

Stage: Time Stands Still looks at lives torn between the public and the private By Geoffrey Himes 9/11/2012
Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

Stage: Kwame Kwei-Armah aims to make Center Stage the hub of a global theater community By Evan Serpick 8/29/2012
Fall Stage Highlights

Fall Stage Highlights

Stage: Chiffon, Pulse, Breaking the Code, and more 8/29/2012
<em>Passport</em>

Passport

Stage: Play examines paradoxical mix of anger and affection By Geoffrey Himes 8/15/2012
<em>Following Sarah</em>

Following Sarah

Stage: Four young girls must deal with the mysterious death of a classmate By Erin Gleeson 8/8/2012
Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Stage: Local burlesque group Gilded Lily talks waving eyelashes and what gets them through the workday By Erin Gleeson 8/8/2012
Working the Off-season

Working the Off-season

Stage: The Single Carrot Theatre ensemble hones its skills with help from a Bulgarian friend By John Barry 7/31/2012
Trivial Dispute

Trivial Dispute

Stage: Local game show pits bar-morons against one another in fake TED talks By Jenn Ladd 7/25/2012
That Old Time Feeling

That Old Time Feeling

Stage: Bosley gets nostalgic at the Strand Theater By Baynard Woods 7/18/2012
Artscape Stage Highlights

Artscape Stage Highlights

Stage: My Brother’s Keeper, Diary of a M.I.L.F., Pop Art in Action, and more. By Ada Maxwell 7/18/2012
<em>Pride and Prejudice</em>

Pride and Prejudice

Stage: Amidst the ruins By Anna Ditkoff 7/11/2012
<em>Foot of Water </em>

Foot of Water

Stage: Foot of Water offers shallow view of sex By Baynard Woods 7/4/2012
Solar Powered

Solar Powered

Stage: A new dance uses the sun to explore human movement By Brandon Weigel 6/27/2012
Ten Minute Play Festival

Ten Minute Play Festival

Stage: The UnSaddest Factory gears up for the final Ten Minute Play Festival By Rachel Monroe 6/20/2012
Brainstorm 3: Mind the Gap

Brainstorm 3: Mind the Gap

Stage: A selection of shorts at Glass Mind make for a bit of a hard slog By Laura Dattaro 6/13/2012
<em>Typographer’s Dream</em>

Typographer’s Dream

Stage: A queer theater company refines its identity By Baynard Woods 6/13/2012
<em>This Bird’s Flown</em>

This Bird’s Flown

Stage: A heavily adapted retelling of the Trojan War captures the spirit of the original By Baynard Woods 6/6/2012
Black Cherry Puppet Slamwich

Black Cherry Puppet Slamwich

Stage: Decades on, a local puppet troupe remains an animating force By Baynard Woods 5/30/2012
Baratunde  Thurston

Baratunde Thurston

Stage: The provocative humorist talks about black identity, geekdom, and being a really nice guy By Lionel Foster 5/30/2012
<em>Ruined</em>

Ruined

Stage: A local production takes on the brutality Congolese women continue to endure By Andrea Appleton 5/23/2012
<em>You Can’t Take It With You</em>

You Can’t Take It With You

Stage: Everyman does its valiant best with a ponderous play By Geoffrey Himes 5/23/2012
<em>Valhella</em>

Valhella

Stage: Giant wolves, demon witches, and lascivious gods rock the Autograph By Laura Dattaro 5/16/2012
Radio Free Baltimore

Radio Free Baltimore

Stage: Public radio personality Al Letson tunes into Mobtown By Baynard Woods 5/9/2012
Whoop Dee Doo

Whoop Dee Doo

Stage: A drenched clown, an apathetic werewolf, and other bizarro characters help locals create an unconventional TV show By Chloe Helton-Gallagher 4/25/2012
Las Meninas

Las Meninas

Stage: A 17th-century scandal is brought vividly to life in Rep Stage’s last production of the season By Rachael Pacella 4/25/2012
10X10

10X10

Stage: 10X10 At Fells Point Corner Theatre Through April 29 More at weekly.citypaper.com Fells Point Corner Theatre debuted its 10X10 concept last year. It’s back for this second iteration due to popular demand, and no wonder. The production, a collection of By Laura Dattaro 4/18/2012
<em>The Whipping Man</em>

The Whipping Man

Stage: Production about the aftermath of slavery has a powerful immediacy By Geoffrey Himes 4/18/2012
<em>Reasons To Be Pretty</em>

Reasons To Be Pretty

Stage: MICA students create an entertaining production out of a flawed play By Erin Gleeson 4/11/2012
<em>The Soldier Dreams</em>

The Soldier Dreams

Stage: A play about death and all the things left unsaid lacks emotional punch By Andrea Appleton 4/11/2012
Jim Breuer

Jim Breuer

Stage: Q&A with Goat Boy, Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior Jim Breuer By Joe MacLeod 4/11/2012

Lulu Eightball

Lulu Eightball: By Emily Flake 4/11/2012

Important Comics

Important Comics: By Dina Kelberman 4/11/2012

Dirt Farm

Dirt Farm: By Ben Claassen III 4/11/2012
<em>Hotel Cassiopeia</em>

Hotel Cassiopeia

Stage: Play about assemblage artist Joseph Cornell doesn’t quite add up By Geoffrey Himes 4/4/2012
<em>Ages of Man</em>

Ages of Man

Stage: If you missed the show the first time around, go. It is simply breathtaking, and a rare opportunity indeed. By Andrea Appleton 4/4/2012
<em>Darwin in Malibu</em>

Darwin in Malibu

Stage: Lighthearted take on Charles Darwin is both funny and thought-provoking By Sarenka Smith 4/4/2012
<em>Into the Woods</em>

Into the Woods

Stage: Sondheim show gets a thought-provoking production at Center Stage By Andrea Appleton 3/28/2012
<em>Blood-bound and Tongue-tied</em>

Blood-bound and Tongue-tied

Stage: Great Depression-era play draws upon the ancient Greek myth of Oedipus and racial discrimination By Sarenka Smith 3/28/2012
<em>The Brothers Size</em>

The Brothers Size

Stage: Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play presents a triangle of a very different sort By Laura Dattaro 3/21/2012
<em>Adapting Cinderella</em>

Adapting Cinderella

Stage: An original production takes Cinderella to task By Bret McCabe 3/14/2012
<em>The Addams Family</em>

The Addams Family

Stage: The maestros of the macabre get a ho-hum portrayal at the Hippodrome By Erin Gleeson 3/14/2012
<em>Masters of Maryland Tap</em>

Masters of Maryland Tap

Stage: Three dazzling Baltimore tap dancers finally get their due By Andrea Appleton 3/7/2012
<em>Unscripted</em>

Unscripted

Stage: The Baltimore Improv Group successfully improvises a full-length play By Laura Dattaro 3/7/2012
<em>Yellowman</em>

Yellowman

Stage: Powerful production navigates the racial divides within an African-American community By Erin Gleeson 2/22/2012
<em>A Skull In Connemara</em>

A Skull In Connemara

Stage: Riveting production inspires laughter and rumination in equal parts By Geoffrey Himes 2/15/2012
Ira Kip

Ira Kip

Stage: A jetsetting playwright brings a local tale of love and violence to Baltimore By Andrea Appleton 2/15/2012
Catch a Lift

Catch a Lift

Stage: Morgan State University brings August Wilson’s Jitney back to Baltimore By Geoffrey Himes 2/8/2012
<em>That Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play</em>

That Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play

Stage: Prostitution, murder, and bloodletting, just in time for Valentine’s Day By Laura Dattaro 2/8/2012
Carrie Fisher’s <em>Wishful Drinking</em>

Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking

Stage: Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking At the Hippodrome through Feb. 12 More at weekly.citypaper.com Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show, opens with a song, Hollywood-style. Fisher walks onstage, showering glitter onto the heads of the nearest By Andrea Appleton 2/8/2012
<em>The Iceman Cometh</em>

The Iceman Cometh

Stage: A brilliantly staged classic pulls back the covers on our dreams By Andrea Appleton 2/1/2012
Underground Comedians

Underground Comedians

Stage: Baltimore’s comedy scene is going DIY too By Joseph Martin 1/25/2012
<em>Fifty Words</em>

Fifty Words

Stage: A story filled with dramatic changes. one moment, the couple embraces, only to be flung apart again By Erin Gleeson 1/25/2012
<em>No Exit</em>

No Exit

Stage: Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 existential exercise By Laura Dattaro 1/25/2012
<em>Gleam</em>

Gleam

Stage: A classic novel comes to breathtaking life By Andrea Appleton 1/18/2012
<em>MilkMilkLemonade</em>

MilkMilkLemonade

Stage: Hilarious production explores identity, growing up gay, and what happens when your best friend is a chicken. By Laura Dattaro 1/11/2012
Theatre Project Celebrates 40 Years of Flouting Convention

Theatre Project Celebrates 40 Years of Flouting Convention

Stage: Featuring Last Chance: The Story of a Broken Heartland By Andrea Appleton 1/4/2012
<em>On the Sunny Side of the Street</em>

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Stage: A straightforward show saluting a prolific songwriter charms like her work By Erin Gleeson 12/28/2011
<em>The Lion King</em>

The Lion King

Stage: A dazzling puppet-filled spectacle hits the Hippodrome By Erin Gleeson 12/14/2011
Interview With Patton Oswalt

Interview With Patton Oswalt

The performer talks about writing, acting, and the Golden Age of Baltimore comedy By Joe MacLeod 12/14/2011
<em>And Underneath The Moon</em>

And Underneath The Moon

Stage: Local playwright impresses with her theatrical debut By Laura Dattaro 12/7/2011
Interview with Playwright Rohina Malik

Interview with Playwright Rohina Malik

Stage: The Unveiled playwright talks about diversity within the Muslim world and the power of theater By Andrea Appleton 11/30/2011
<em>The Fantasticks</em>

The Fantasticks

Stage: An old chestnut takes on a refreshing new flavor By Andrew Holter 11/30/2011
<em>The Little Dog Laughed </em>

The Little Dog Laughed

Stage: Meta comedy about closeted Hollywood mostly convinces By Andrea Appleton 11/23/2011
Actor Bruce Nelson Approaches His Craft From the Outside In

Actor Bruce Nelson Approaches His Craft From the Outside In

Stage: Award winning actor practices a reverse kind of method acting By Geoffrey Himes 11/16/2011
<em>American Buffalo</em>

American Buffalo

Taut drama takes on three men, a junk store, and the heist that tears them apart By Anna Ditkoff 11/16/2011
<em>The Threepenny Opera</em>

The Threepenny Opera

Stage: A DIY production of Bertolt Brecht's classic promises your money’s worth By Laura Dattaro 11/9/2011
<em>The Threepenny Opera</em>

The Threepenny Opera

Stage: A DIY production of Bertolt Brecht's classic promises your money’s worth By Laura Dattaro 11/9/2011
<em>Cat on a Hot Tin Roof</em>

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Stage: A challenging, mixed-race production of the Tennessee Williams play exposes the unspoken By Andrew Holter 11/9/2011
Full Circle Dance Company

Full Circle Dance Company

Stage: 15-member troupe explores the fraught topic of body image in B.A.R.E.: Bodies, Attitudes, Reflections, EXPOSED By Andrea Appleton 11/2/2011
A View From the Bridge

A View From the Bridge

Stage: A riveting production brings a disturbing play to life By Laura Dattaro 10/26/2011
<em>Driving Miss Daisy</em>

Driving Miss Daisy

Stage: The Arena Players produce an idiosyncratic, winning version of a modern classic By Andrew Holter 10/19/2011
<em>The Rivals</em>

The Rivals

Stage: An 18th-century play skewering young love and parental expectations gets big laughs By Geoffrey Himes 10/19/2011
<em>Anna Bella Eema</em>

Anna Bella Eema

Stage: The Strand concocts an odd but compelling experience By Andrea Appleton 10/12/2011
Young Jean Lee’s ambitious play <em>Church</em> leads nowhere

Young Jean Lee’s ambitious play Church leads nowhere

Stage: Line between theater and religion is rubbed out beyond recognition in Single Carrot Theatre production By Geoffrey Himes 10/5/2011
<em>Parallel Lives</em> may be a little dated, but it still has life

Parallel Lives may be a little dated, but it still has life

Stage: Revives material from the 25-year-old Kathy and Mo Show. By Andrea Appleton 10/5/2011
Autograph Playhouse opens in derelict 25th Street theater

Autograph Playhouse opens in derelict 25th Street theater

Stage: Billie Taylor hopes to transform 65-year-old Charles Village venue into the city's newest performance space By Andrea Appleton 10/5/2011
Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait

Stage: The multi-hyphenate comic talks about his new film, the endangered truth, and Diablo Cody cramming it By Joe MacLeod 9/28/2011
<em>Den of Thieves</em>

Den of Thieves

Stage: Four bumbling losers face their mortality By Emily Schiller 9/21/2011
<em>Three Tall Women</em>

Three Tall Women

Stage: The life stages of one woman, brought powerfully to life by three By Laura Dattaro 9/21/2011
<em>A Raisin in the Sun</em>

A Raisin in the Sun

Stage: Everyman’s shattering production of an American classic By Andrea Appleton 9/14/2011
<em>Zulu Fits</em>

Zulu Fits

Stage: Powerful play confronts racism, Facebook, and madness By Laura Dattaro 8/31/2011
<em>Asking Questions</em>

Asking Questions

Stage: Promising local family drama favors the daughter By Geoffrey Himes 8/24/2011
<em>Unraveled on the Gravel: A New Musical</em>

Unraveled on the Gravel: A New Musical

Stage: BPF musical a confusing detour despite good tunes and strong turns by its college-aged cast By Audrey Szepinski 8/10/2011
<em>Self, Inc.</em>

Self, Inc.

Stage: Time-traveling comedy steers clear of Back to the Future turf By Audrey Szepinski 7/27/2011
Art and Madness

Art and Madness

Stage: A local playwright takes on the healing properties of art By Audrey Szepinski 7/20/2011
OK, Computer

OK, Computer

Stage: A local playwright brings the internet to the stage By John Barry 7/13/2011
<em>Linus and Alora</em>

Linus and Alora

Stage: Lively play confronts the end with almost childish preciousness By Bret McCabe 7/6/2011
<em>Reefer Madness </em>

Reefer Madness

Stage: Satirical musical adaptation of cult flick a little too eager to please By Laura Dattaro 6/29/2011
<em>Reunion in Bartersville</em>

Reunion in Bartersville

Stage: Veteran local theater gem delivers satisfying, old-fashioned whodunit By John Barry 6/29/2011
The Seven Deadly Seas: At Rope’s End

The Seven Deadly Seas: At Rope’s End

Stage: Cabaret Red Light cruises into town aboard its seafaring theater By Andrea Appleton 6/15/2011
<em>Speaking Parts</em>

Speaking Parts

Stage: Cast highlights a bloody relationship drama By Bret McCabe 6/8/2011
<em>Cue Lasers</em>

Cue Lasers

Stage: BROS delivers a little too much rock opera for one hand night By Bret McCabe 6/8/2011
<em>The Wright Stuff</em>

The Wright Stuff

Stage: WordBRIDGE wants to bring playwrights, theater communities together By John Barry 6/8/2011
<em>Pygmalion</em>

Pygmalion

Stage: A Cockney flower girl learns to speak the queen’s English in this sharp skewering of class By Geoffrey Himes 5/25/2011
Brainstorm Volume 2: Baltimore Mixtape

Brainstorm Volume 2: Baltimore Mixtape

Stage: A half-dozen shorts make up a hit-or-miss night at the theater By Laura Dattaro 5/25/2011
<em>One Flea Spare</em>

One Flea Spare

Stage: Cast fails to find the sparks that make this class-conflict study fire By Geoffrey Himes 5/4/2011
<em>Crime and Punishment</em>

Crime and Punishment

Stage: Dostoevsky’s philosophical tome streamlined into gripping 90-minute one-act By Andrea Appleton 5/4/2011
<em>Rooms Play</em>

Rooms Play

Stage: A supposedly theater thing I’d probably do again By Bret McCabe 5/4/2011
Holly Hughes

Holly Hughes

stage: The Dog and Pony Show (Bring Your Own Pony) By Bret McCabe 4/27/2011
<em>One Hour Eighteen Minutes </em>

One Hour Eighteen Minutes

Stage: Ordinary people take small steps that lead to a death in experimental Russian play By John Barry 4/27/2011
<em>Rooms Play</em>

Rooms Play

Stage: More than 50 artists invite you to an adventure through alienation By Bret McCabe 4/27/2011
<em>Variations on Chaos </em>

Variations on Chaos

Stage: Run of the Mill offers a skillfully handled look at disorder By Bret McCabe 4/20/2011
<em>Swimming in the Shallows</em>

Swimming in the Shallows

Stage: Just your average romantic comedy about a guy and a shark meeting cute By Bret McCabe 4/13/2011
<em>A Streetcar named Desire </em>

A Streetcar named Desire

Stage: MICA’s young Rivals of the West company takes on Streetcar By Bret McCabe 4/6/2011
Bill Burr

Bill Burr

Comedy: On podcasting as career tool and place to be a jerk By Joe Macleod 4/6/2011
<em>The Long Christmas Ride Home</em>

The Long Christmas Ride Home

Stage: Holiday memories power this thoughtful, if uneven, play By Bret McCabe 3/30/2011
<em>Snow Falling on Cedars</em>

Snow Falling on Cedars

Stage: Sly treatment turns boilerplate courtroom drama into something with a bit more presence By Bret McCabe 3/23/2011
<em>Stick Fly</em>

Stick Fly

Stage: Family get together redefines “family” in this harshly comic gem By Bret McCabe 3/23/2011
Peter Glantz

Peter Glantz

Stage: The former Fort Thunder filmmaker and theater artist talks about traveling to the sun, debuting his solo show in Baltimore, and failed mini-malls By Geeta Dayal 3/23/2011
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Over-compensating script about escaping planned community lifelessness packs an odd power By Laura Dattaro 3/16/2011
[Un]told Stories

[Un]told Stories

Stage: Performance Workshop Theatre returns in a new space with some old tales By Geoffrey Himes 3/16/2011
<em>An Almost Holy Picture</em>

An Almost Holy Picture

Stage: A minister experiences a crisis of faith in this durable religious investigation By Geoffrey Himes 2/16/2011
Marc Unger

Marc Unger

Stage: The humorist on pain, drinking, and how a dive bar helped cure his depression By Andrea Appleton 2/16/2011
<em>The Homecoming</em>

The Homecoming

Stage: Home is where the harsh is By Bret McCabe 2/9/2011
<em>Shooting Star</em>

Shooting Star

Stage: Playwright's manipulations far too apparent in this two-character production By Geoffrey Himes 2/2/2011
<em>R U 4 Real !?!?</em>

R U 4 Real !?!?

Stage: Susan Mele's Roxi Starr returns as a reality TV fame whore By Laura Dattaro 1/19/2011
<em>Driving Miss Daisy</em>

Driving Miss Daisy

Stage: The Arena Players produce an idiosyncratic, winning version of a modern classic By Andrew Holter 10/19/2011
Local Color

Local Color

Stage: Second City's Baltimore satire hits more often than misses By Andrea Appleton 1/12/2011
Richard III

Richard III

Stage: Baltimore Shakespeare Festival dresses the Bard's political drama in power suits By Anna Ditkoff 12/15/2010

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