Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Perched atop a hill overlooking the town, the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park make a cool spot (visually, if not always temperature-wise) for theatrical stagings. The <a href="http://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com/" target=new>Chesapeake Shakespeare Company</a>  makes imaginative use of the space every summer for works by the Bard and others. Love is in the air this year -- a production of "Romeo and Juliet" that incorporates some of the styling of slam poet Gayle Danley; and an adaptation of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000271" title="Jane Austen" href="/topic/arts-culture/literature/jane-austen-PECLB000271.topic">Jane Austen</a>'s "Pride and Prejudice." Performances alternate through July 29.

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Perched atop a hill overlooking the town, the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park make a cool spot (visually, if not always temperature-wise) for theatrical stagings. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company makes imaginative use of the space every summer for works by the Bard and others. Love is in the air this year -- a production of "Romeo and Juliet" that incorporates some of the styling of slam poet Gayle Danley; and an adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." Performances alternate through July 29.

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