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  • A squatter's story becomes theater in "The King of Howard Street"

    A squatter's story becomes theater in "The King of Howard Street"

    Night after night, Anthony Williams watches his life recreated before his eyes on a stage on the same street where he once slept in abandoned buildings. "It's crazy," he says, eyes widening. "It's absolutely nuts." Before the opening night of "The King of Howard Street," the latest from Annex Theater...

  • The City Paper staff's recommended summer reading

    The City Paper staff's recommended summer reading

    David Gessner, "Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth" (Riverhead Books) A sprawling memoir and charting of one semi-toxic male's evolution as viewed through the oft-derided, but very popular and high-impact sport of ultimate frisbee, "Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My...

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  • Annex Theater draws noir mystery out of Baltimore in "The Shattering Frame"

    Annex Theater draws noir mystery out of Baltimore in "The Shattering Frame"

    Baltimore's unique—and often apartheid-like—hodgepodge of socio-economic geography means you'd be hard-pressed to avoid the presence of poverty and neglect even blocks away from a "well-to-do" neighborhood. Still, for many who see the dilapidated rowhomes and homeless sleeping on the sidewalk,...

  • Solo play "Mom Baby God" digs deep into pro-life teen crusaders

    Solo play "Mom Baby God" digs deep into pro-life teen crusaders

    I knew from the beginning that comfort was out of the question as I sat in the audience for "Mom Baby God," a one-woman play written and performed by Madeline Burrows and directed by Kathleen Akerly showing as a part of Single Carrot Theatre's four-play festival "Undercurrent: Theatre for Now."...

  • Forking paths in Submersive Productions' "Incredible Musaeum"

    Forking paths in Submersive Productions' "Incredible Musaeum"

    On a July evening in 1822, more than a thousand people gathered in Baltimore's Peale Museum to see a rare cactus bloom. They crowded around the foot-long bud as it opened, straining to glimpse its "many yellow filaments, forming a deep funnel-shaped cavity." Those who couldn't get close enough...

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