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Actress Dawn Ursula talks about her role as a brothel keeper in the Congo

Actress Dawn Ursula talks about her role as a brothel keeper in the Congo

We don’t see Dawn Ursula’s hair until the final scene...

Everyman produces a spectacular version of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winning play 'Ruined'

It’s not that Mama Nadi is without feelings; it’s that...

'Benefactor' at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative is dystopic with confused gender politics

General Electric just bought Greece, Pfizer owns every politician, and the few remaining...

NOISE

Three depictions of the god Mercury in Baltimore and thoughts on transportation and the end of the American Century

I've written before about the sculpture on the facade of the old B&O Railroad building at 2 N....

This year's Preakness InfieldFest will be headlined by Armin van Buuren and Childish Gambino

Trance DJ Armin van Buuren and rapper Childish Gambino, the musical project of actor and comedian...

Schwarz and Ehse Records team up for dance label Nina Pop Records

Last month, Baltimore club virtuoso Schwarz announced his new dance label, Nina Pop, with the...

'One Night In Miami . . .' cleverly speculates on conversations among Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown

'One Night In Miami . . .' cleverly speculates on conversations among Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown

It’s a matter of historical record that Cassius Clay, Malcolm...

'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' resurrects the '70s soap-opera parody with dark, playful humor

'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' resurrects the '70s soap-opera parody with dark, playful humor

Everyone has different ways of dealing with crisis. Some of us like to retreat into our...

A revival of 'Annie' at the Hippodrome revives the musical's mildly revolutionary roots

A revival of 'Annie' at the Hippodrome revives the musical's mildly revolutionary roots

People get really attached to musicals. There’s something about show tunes&...

New Single Carrot production mixes surrealism with the reality of war

New Single Carrot production mixes surrealism with the reality of war

Wars have always changed those who fight them, but modern warfare...

"The Whale"

"The Whale"

“The Whale” could never be as effective a movie as it is a stage production,...

'Hey Cabbie's Thaddeus Logan talks August Wilson's hack-stand play 'Jitney'

'Hey Cabbie's Thaddeus Logan talks August Wilson's hack-stand play 'Jitney'

Arena Players continues its excellent season with a performance of August Wilson’s...

The thrills and meta-plot of 'Deathtrap' at Everyman have not aged well

The thrills and meta-plot of 'Deathtrap' at Everyman have not aged well

O “Deathtrap,” where is thy sting?

Like a Homeric bard, Charlie Bethel brings Odysseus to life

Like a Homeric bard, Charlie Bethel brings Odysseus to life

Just before intermission in his one-man show, “The...

Arena Players produce James Baldwin's 'The Amen Corner'

Arena Players produce James Baldwin's 'The Amen Corner'

It can be difficult to find subtlety on the stage. After...

New company delivers with the rarely-performed Shakespeare play, 'Coriolanus'

New company delivers with the rarely-performed Shakespeare play, 'Coriolanus'

There are reasons that “Coriolanus” is one of...

Peter Davis highlights process of the playwright in "Parlor Plays"

Peter Davis highlights process of the playwright in "Parlor Plays"

The tattered corpse of a Victorian love seat hangs from the...

"Next to Normal" at Center Stage is next to awful

"Next to Normal" at Center Stage is next to awful

There’s a big surprise buried in “Next to...

Now See This: "4-Play: The one about Porn"

Now See This: "4-Play: The one about Porn"

Are you among the billions of humans who enjoy the simple ability to make one another feel good...

Now See This: Puppet Slamwich

Now See This: Puppet Slamwich

You may think that since you’re, like, an adult, that means that you are way too old for...

Pilot Project: Everyman play takes on drones, in "Grounded"

Pilot Project: Everyman play takes on drones, in "Grounded"

The Pilot, the only person we see on the Everyman Theatre...

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company brings "Richard II" to Baltimore for the first time since 1832

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company brings "Richard II" to Baltimore for the first time since 1832

According to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, the last...

"Social Creatures" brings the zombie craze to the stage

"Social Creatures" brings the zombie craze to the stage

Zombies are everywhere. Of course, we┬┐re not actually being overrun by the living dead, but by their...

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