| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:20 AM
After the coffee. Before rooting for the Tigers to beat the A's.
The Skinny: How do the St. Louis Cardinals do it? Every year they are in the running. That is some smart management and the Dodgers will have their work cut out for them. Thursday's...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
LONDON — When author Michael Morpurgo was told the National Theatre wanted to adapt his book "War Horse" for the stage, to be co-directed by Marianne Elliott, he immediately went off to see Elliott's production of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan."...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:25 AM
The Gift Theatre announced its 2014 season on Wednesday. Beginning with "Ten," the company's annual opener of new ten-minute plays, the season continues with three productions.
"Thinner Than Water," a seriocomic work by Melissa Ross and directed by...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast." That's the good Friar Lawrence warning Romeo not to act in haste, though he might just as well have been advising against the lurching, unsteady approach that proves the undoing of this desultory new...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The publisher Hogarth’s ambitious project to produce novelized retellings of William Shakespeare’s plays has two new authors -- the Man Booker Prize-winning writers Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson.
The Canadian writer Atwood, author of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:29 AM
"In Their Words," an original play featuring monologues, music and comedy that focuses on experiences of individuals with disabilities, will be performed Oct. 18 to 20 in the Black Box Theatre in Joppa Hall at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Most of the international performance work that arrives in Chicago is on what you might call the prestige level: the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Maly Theatre of St. Petersburg, the Market Theatre of Johannesburg. Stuff like that. So it's refreshing...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Authors and fans of novels of the spooky variety will gather in Historic Ellicott City this month for a new “mini-convention” dubbed HallowRead.
Organized by author Rachel Rawlings, of Aberdeen, the event is designed to appeal to authors and...
| Sep 28, 2013
At the start of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel "Dracula," a London lawyer named Harker visits Transylvania to facilitate a real estate deal for a mysterious count who desires new digs in England.
Not anything freshly built, or even modestly rehabbed, mind...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
I'll admit I wasn't a huge fan of Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show, an attempt to bring back the classic Warner Bros. animated characters in a modern format. While it was fun seeing the old gang like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, I found the show...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:05 PM
SAN DIEGO — At the end of a rehearsal last month in a room near the Old Globe, actor Brandon Gill as Benvolio presided over the death of Romeo and Juliet and sang in a keening wail, "It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah."
Those words, part...