200 E. Redwood St. chesapeakeshakespeare.com For a decade, this enterprising organization has presented works by the Bard outdoors amid the cool hilltop ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City. If all goes according to schedule, the company will also have a snazzy new indoor venue in downtown Baltimore by the end of 2014. The 1885 Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company, which has been used as a restaurant and nightclub space in recent years, is being converted to a facility with a 250-seat performance space inspired by the Globe Theatre in Shakespeare’s day. The $6.5 million project, designed by Cho Benn Holback and Associates, will also house administrative offices and educational rooms. The official groundbreaking will take place July 9.
Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun
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