Spring Stage Presents Scintillating and Sexy Dark Comedy VENUS IN FUR
(7/5/2015) - Silver Spring Stage presents Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by John Dellaporta and produced by Pam Burks, a suspense-packed study of the erotics of power, in which the two participants prove to be seriously, almost scarily adept. Venus in Fur will perform weekends July 10 to August 1, 2015.
Way Off Broadway Adds A ROCK-N-ROLL GOLDEN OLDIES MYSTERY to Summer Season
(7/2/2015) - The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, has announced a shake up to its summer schedule of shows. The current production of the song and dance musical classic, West Side Story, which opened June 12th and was scheduled to run through the end of August, will now play its final performance on Saturday, August 8th. The earlier closing makes way for the 10th Anniversary special presentation of A Rock-n-Roll Golden Oldies Mystery, which was the show that helped launch Way Off Broadway's interactive murder mystery series, Marquee Mysteries. So popular was the show, that eleven more interactive mysteries have appeared at Way Off Broadway since, while even more are now produced outside of the theatre, including regularly on the Walkersville Southern Railroad.
Vagabond Players' COMMANDER to Open 2015 Baltimore Playwrights Festival, 7/10-26
(7/1/2015) - The Baltimore Playwrights Festival announces the opening of its 34th Season with Commander on Friday, July 10 at 8 p.m. at the Vagabond Players at 806 S Broadway in Fells Point. Written by Mario Correa and directed by Chelsea Dove, Commander tells the story of the first openly gay man to run for the office of President of the United States.
Adventure Theatre MTC's CAPS FOR SALE, THE MUSICAL to Open Off-Broadway
(7/1/2015) - Adventure Theatre MTC, recent recipient of the TYA/USA Harold Oaks Award for significant contributions to the Theatre for Young Audiences field, and Michael J. Bobbitt, ATMTC's Producing Artistic Director, are proud announce the Off-Broadway transfer of Caps For Sale, the Musical to The New Victory Theatre in February 27-March 6, 2016 following its National Tour. Ticket information for the season is at available at NewVictory.org and at(646) 223-3010. This is the second Off-Broadway transfer for Adventure Theatre MTC following the success of Three Little Birds in 2013.
Opening Night of ParityFest Baltimore 2015 Set for Tonight
(7/1/2015) - Opening Night of ParityFest Baltimore 2015 will be tonight, July 1, 2015 at 7:30pm at Theatre Project with a reading produced by Cohesion Theatre Company and directed by Brad Norris. Following the performance there will be an opening night party with food and beverages from festival sponsors Union Craft Brewing and Charm City Meadworks.
Cohesion Theatre's PARITYFEST BALTIMORE 2015 Launches Today
(7/1/2015) - To cap off their Inaugural Season, Cohesion Theatre Company is tackling the need for parity in the arts and organizing Baltimore area theatre companies to participate in a city -wide festival aimed at exposing audiences to new and under-produced work by female playwrights. ParityFest Baltimore 2015 will run Wednesdays through Sundays for six weeks fromtoday, July 1 to August 9, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Baltimore.
BWW Reviews: Shredded Storytelling Undermines THE PILLOW BOOK at Cohesion/Strand
(6/27/2015) - The Pillow Book takes off from the current vogue of non-consecutive story-telling; everyone wants to emulate the mystification of Pulp Fiction, with its sudden reveals of not only what will happen, but of what did happen. And recently there has been an additional vogue, which I call Cubistic story-telling, in which the characters and their lives turn out multiple ways, without an authoritative single story line. The approaches can also be combined. Such works always make the viewer struggle to follow the conflicting and shuffled storylines, but seldom leave the viewer in the dust. The dust, however, is where Anna Moench's The Pillow Book will leave you. The more is the pity. Anna Moench writes beautifully, and the acting and directing in this collaboration of two interesting fringe companies is uniformly good. But the conflicting storylines shred each other.