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Daniel Collins A communications professional for 25 years, Dan Collins was a theater critic for The Baltimore Examiner daily newspaper (2006-2009), covering plays throughout the Baltimore-Columbia area including Center Stage, The Everyman, The Fells Point Corner Theater, Mobtown Players, Vagabond Theater, Cockpit in Court, Spotlighters Theater, The Strand, Single Carrot Theater and others. Mr. Collins has been a reporter, features writer, editor and columnist since 1984, including stints with The Washington Times and the Times Publishing Group (later Patuxent Publishing and now part of The Baltimore Sun) in Baltimore. His freelance writing career has included his work for the Examiner as well as other publications including Baltimore Magazine.



Posted: Feb. 17, 2020

Midsummer Madness: Twelfth Night
October 24, 2010

Shakespeare's comic tale of unrequited love, mistaken identities, cross-dressing, cross-garters, fights and duels, a drunken lord of misrule, and a spoilsport's come-uppance adorns the Spotlighters' diminutive stage.

Bloody Wonderful
October 10, 2010

'Titus Andronicus,' the Bard's bloody horror play, finds the perfect setting in the haunted ruins of Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park as the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents a performance of murder, mayhem and a meal you won't soon forget.

Fashion Statement: 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress
October 9, 2010

Take five 20-to-30-something ladies and put them into big, billowing satin dresses that make them look like lamps or linebackers. Toss in some sex, religion, drugs, a wee bit o'men bashing and don't forget the lesbian, and you've got award-winning playwright Alan Ball's 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.'

Stranger Than Truth & Fiction
September 26, 2010

It's a tale stranger than truth and fiction as the Everyman Theater presents Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' story of high seas adventure in 'Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself).'

BWW Reviews: Wilkommen to CABARET!
September 13, 2010

'Cabaret' is a celebration of celebration. It is also a play about deep denial, in this case, denial that the world was about to irrevocably change, particularly for the people of Germany in 1929-1930 when the work is set.

Waiting for Miracles
September 5, 2010

The Vagabond Players open their 95th season with Henrik Ibsen's revolutionary assault on the hypocrisy of middle class marriage in 'A Doll's House.'

Who's Who? Arms and the Man
July 11, 2010

Bulgarians, Russians, Austrians, Serbs, and a Swiss--it's an international carnivale, a study into human happiness and the self-woven tapestry of truths and falsehoods that define ourselves, as the Spotlighters Theatre presents George Bernard Shaw's 'Arms and the Man.'

NO EXIT: Afterthoughts
July 5, 2010

People are talking, laughing, living. Shots ring out. Screams and more screams and then...nothing. Three college students find themselves in the aftermath of a killing spree in a room with no exit. Does the way out lie through a door or through a better understanding of humanity, how hatred blinds, how love redeems?

BWW Reviews: A Stroller, An Inspector, A Genre, A Camera and 2,880 Minutes
June 24, 2010

It was voted 'best answer,' so it might be right. According to Yahoo Answers, it takes eight months to two years to film a medium-to-big Hollywood movie. Eight months to two years. That's 5,880-17,520 hours, or between 352,800 to 1,051,200 minutes. Okay, now imagine you have only 48 hours (that's 2,880 minutes) to make a movie-cast it, write the script, shoot it, edit it, deliver it, and have it screened before cheering crowds at Baltimore's Charles Theater.

Errand of Mercy
June 20, 2010

Paul Morella brings famed attorney Clarence Darrow to the Everyman stage in the one-man show, 'Passion for Justice'.

Small Town Truths: The Waiting Room
June 15, 2010

When a loved one is struck with a heart attack, friends and family gather at a North Carolina hospital to support, share, and sympathize...or is it just family? Secrets are revealed in 'The Waiting Room' presented by The Vagabond Players in Fells Point.

As The Rabbi Said: THINK TWICE at Spotlighters
June 7, 2010

Evolution, creationism, the incongruity of heavenly music made from taught string and molded wood. It's God's will, it's murder, it's 'Think Twice' now at the Spotlighters.

Birds of a Feather
May 18, 2010

In David Harrower's BLACKBIRD, now at The Everyman Theatre in downtown Baltimore, we find a bit of 'Extremities,' some 'Doubt,' and, of all things, a love story.

Industrial Strength: Speed the Plow
May 16, 2010

The Vagabond Players presents David Mamet's 'Speed the Plow,' directed by Steve Goldklang, now through May 16th.

My Oh Mai
April 25, 2010

One gains an interesting perspective on a play based on Sophocles' 'Electra' when one watches in the company of a Greek. The angst, anger, and adultery that run through 'The Mai' are certainly appropriate, but where's the bloody body? If a play finds its roots in a Greek tragedy, somebody has to die.

Bingo: A Winning Addiction
April 24, 2010

If you like musicals a la the 'Tuna' series, you'll likely enjoy another whimsical look at small town Americana in 'Bingo: A Winning Musical' now at the Spotlighters Theatre.

Celestial Melody: SONG OF SONGS
April 10, 2010

The Magis Theatre presents 'SONG OF SONGS,' a dramatic adaption of the biblical book, at Loyola University Maryland.

A 'Charmed' Life: 'Charmed, I'm Sure' at The Strand
March 27, 2010

'Charmed I'm Sure!' is a funny, thoughtful, one-woman show written and performed by Onyi Okoli, a Baltimore native who reveals all about her life growing up in Charmed City.

It's About Life: Our Town
March 21, 2010

Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Our Town,' a look at life, love, marriage and death in an early 20th century New England village, comes to Baltimore's Everyman Theatre.