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  • On Theater: 'Ladies' sparkles at NTAC

    What do you do once you've very nearly cast a play but can't produce it due to a lack of male talent in its key roles? If you're director Terri Miller Schmidt at the Newport Theatre Arts Center, you simply choose another, female-centric play and use the...
  • Tough guys, unite

    Tough guys, unite
    Cornell Woolrich (1903-1968) knew his way around two things: rock-hard prose and stone-cold corpses. He was a wizardly writer of mysteries, a man who could ratchet up the menace and dread by steady, excruciating degrees. His sentences were of the...
  • Memories that bind

    Memories that bind
    When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
  • Left to their own unnerving devices

    Left to their own unnerving devices
    Capable ensembles of early-career actors aren't uncommon in Chicago's huge, non-Equity theater scene — increasingly the preferred theatrical destination for the well-trained and only just out of school. These days, open-minded, risk-inclined...
  • American firm takes control of Agatha Christie's literary estate

    American firm takes control of Agatha Christie's literary estate
    Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple – residents of Silver Spring, Md.? British novelist Agatha Christie’s classic mysteries, such as "Murder on the Orient Express," now belong to a U.S.┬ácompany. Acorn Media Group snapped up 64% of Christie’s...
  • Acorn Media takes control of Agatha Christie estate

    Acorn Media takes control of Agatha Christie estate
    Agatha Christie and Acorn TV: Two of my favorite pastimes now are more connected than ever. Maryland-based Acorn Media Group has bought 64 percent of Christie's literary estate, making the private company the majority owner of more than 80 novels, 19...
  • Appreciation: Peter Falk's Columbo rivaled best Brit detectives

    Appreciation: Peter Falk's Columbo rivaled best Brit detectives
    Peter Falk had a fine career on the stage and in feature films. His crazed comic performance in "The In-Laws" alone would guarantee a major appreciation from film critics and scholars. But it is his network television work in the 1970s as a modest, sly,...
  • County Digest

    Auditions •The Colonial Players will hold auditions for its production of the Agatha Christie mystery "The Unexpected Guest" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday, July 17-18, at 2132 Reynard Court, Annapolis. Roles are available for seven men age 19 to 50s...
  • 'Tiny Fascists' has its merits; 'In Pursuit' wanders

    'Tiny Fascists' has its merits; 'In Pursuit' wanders
    "Tiny Fascists: A Boy Scout Musical" **1/2 Nostalgists of the Scouting persuasion will find plenty to like in this deranged ode to idealized manliness, awkward preteen camaraderie and an obsession with mastering knots. The show was created by an...
  • Colonial Players' 'Unexpected Guest' is mysterious opener

    Colonial Players' season opener of Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest" begins with several minutes of suspenseful darkness, before a stranger enters the unlit house and shines his flashlight on a woman holding a gun. The stage lights brighten to...
  • Tom's Reindeer Run supports Sarah's House at Fort Meade

    Share your good news and events with the community. Contact Laurel Leader editorial assistant Pat Farmer, paf1@patuxent.com, or phone and fax 410-332-6653. $6 sale — Hosted by Laurel Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Fri., Nov. 18, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., J.R....