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August 2013

Annapolis Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

True love finds two ways in Much Ado About Nothing, but it isn’t easy as Shakespeare’s wit, a “merry war,” tongue-tied adoration and villainy complicate two couples’ journeys to the altar. Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing plays thru August 18. ThF 8pm; Sa 2pm & 8pm; Su 3pm at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park. $15-$20; rsvp: 410-280-1775; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

Annapolis Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

True love finds two ways in Much Ado About Nothing, but it isn’t easy as Shakespeare’s wit, a “merry war,” tongue-tied adoration and villainy complicate two couples’ journeys to the altar. Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing plays thru August 18. ThF 8pm; Sa 2pm & 8pm; Su 3pm at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park. $15-$20; rsvp: 410-280-1775; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

Annapolis Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

True love finds two ways in Much Ado About Nothing, but it isn’t easy as Shakespeare’s wit, a “merry war,” tongue-tied adoration and villainy complicate two couples’ journeys to the altar. Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing plays thru August 18. ThF 8pm; Sa 2pm & 8pm; Su 3pm at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park. $15-$20; rsvp: 410-280-1775; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

Dignity Players’ Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beefollows six quirky adolescent competitors in the Putnam Valley Middle School spelling bee run by three equally quirky grownups. Playing Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10 and 15-17 at 8pm; Aug. 4 and 11 at 3pm at Dignity Players Theatre, Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis.$20 FSa; $15 ThSu; rsvp: 410-266-8044 x127; www.dignityplayers.org.

Dignity Players’ Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beefollows six quirky adolescent competitors in the Putnam Valley Middle School spelling bee run by three equally quirky grownups. Playing Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10 and 15-17 at 8pm; Aug. 4 and 11 at 3pm at Dignity Players Theatre, Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis.$20 FSa; $15 ThSu; rsvp: 410-266-8044 x127; www.dignityplayers.org.

Kids’ Playwriting Festival

See fully realized stage productions of dramas crafted by playwrights ages 2 to 19 at Twin Beach Players’ eighth annual Kids’ Playwriting Festival. Read about the authors in Michelle Steel’s story onpage 14. See the plays thru August 11. FSa 7pm; Su 3pm at North Beach Boys and Girls Club, North Beach. $5: www.twinbeachplayers.com.

Kids’ Playwriting Festival

See fully realized stage productions of dramas crafted by playwrights ages 2 to 19 at Twin Beach Players’ eighth annual Kids’ Playwriting Festival. Read about the authors in Michelle Steel’s story onpage 14. See the plays thru August 11. FSa 7pm; Su 3pm at North Beach Boys and Girls Club, North Beach. $5: www.twinbeachplayers.com.

Audition for Sotterley Performances

Feeling ghastly? Sotterley Plantation holds open auditions for the Ghosts of Sotterley (Oct. 19-27) and Sotterley Holiday Candlelight (Dec. 6 & 7). Auditions Tu Aug. 6, 6-8pm; Sa Aug. 10, 10am-12pm; Tu Aug. 20, 6-8pm; Sa Aug. 24, 10am-noon at the Sotterley Warehouse, Hollywood: 301-373-2280; www.sotterley.org.

Audition for Sotterley Performances

Feeling ghastly? Sotterley Plantation holds open auditions for the Ghosts of Sotterley (Oct. 19-27) and Sotterley Holiday Candlelight (Dec. 6 & 7). Auditions Tu Aug. 6, 6-8pm; Sa Aug. 10, 10am-12pm; Tu Aug. 20, 6-8pm; Sa Aug. 24, 10am-noon at the Sotterley Warehouse, Hollywood: 301-373-2280; www.sotterley.org.

Into the Woods at Summer GardenTheatre

Into the Woods twists expectations and the familiar fairytales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (of beanstalk fame). All ends well in Act 1, but there’s more to come after happily ever after. Showing thru Sept. 1. Th-Su 8:30pm at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s outdoor City Dock Playhouse. $20: 410-268-9212; www.summergarden.com.