Story | Oct 2, 2014 | 8:59 AM
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Annex Theater invites you to a night of humanity at its worst while savoring food at its best--you know, the norm--with "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover"Story | Oct 21, 2014 | 10:49 AMRjyan Kidwell took my fork. I was planning to continue using it. Sure, the former City Paper contributor was playing Albert Spica, one-fourth of the titular quartet in “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover,” the Nick Vyssotsky adaptation of Peter Greenaway’s 1989 movie currently staged by Annex Theater. And I was merely one of the 30 audience members seated at a long table inside Canteen where the play transpires, but still. My fork. I had used it to eat the evening’s first two courses, a kale salad with Cailletier olives, anchovies, and black garlic dressing, followed by a pappardelle with shiitake and oyster mushrooms, with or without squid ink (do try the indigo coated noodles: yum). I was looking forward to using that fork to consume the pork shank, roasted fall vegetables, and polenta cake and mushroom ragu. But he took it. And then shoved it into actress Carly Bales’ face.
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Annex Theater, 1 W. North Ave., baltimoreannextheater.org Peter Weiss’ “Marat/Sade” is an intimately febrile Chinese box of a play about an unhinged people talking about man’s unhinged nature. Under the co-direction of Philip...
Story | Sep 15, 2014 | 12:34 PM
Annex Theater, 1 W. North Ave., baltimoreannextheater.org If you are making an adaptation of “The Bacchae,” Euripides’ play about Dionysian excess, you had better give the audience a chance to feel a bit of Dionysian catharsis. And did...