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Dignity Players’ Collected Stories

Donald Margulies’ Drama Desk Award-winning play tells the story of Ruth Steiner, a teacher and respected short story writer, and her student protégée Lisa Morrison, who writes a novel based on Ruth’s affair with the poet Delmore Schwartz, forcing the women to deal with the moral dilemma of whether one person’s life is fair game for another’s creative storytelling. Playing thru Feb. 1. FSa 8pm & Su 3pm at Dignity Players Theatre at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. $20 w/discounts: 410-266-8044 x 127; www.dignityplayers.org.

Dignity Players’ Collected Stories

Donald Margulies’ Drama Desk Award-winning play tells the story of Ruth Steiner, a teacher and respected short story writer, and her student protégée Lisa Morrison, who writes a novel based on Ruth’s affair with the poet Delmore Schwartz, forcing the women to deal with the moral dilemma of whether one person’s life is fair game for another’s creative storytelling. Playing thru Feb. 1. FSa 8pm & Su 3pm at Dignity Players Theatre at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. $20 w/discounts: 410-266-8044 x 127; www.dignityplayers.org.

Compass Rose Theater’s Look Homeward Angel

See the novelist Thomas Wolfe’s story of coming of age in the American South of 1916. Look Homeward Angel won the Pulitzer Prize and Best American Play from the Drama Critic’s Circle. Playing thru Feb. 9. Th,F 8pm, Sa 2pm & 8pm, Su 2pm at Compass Rose Theater, Annapolis. $35 w/discounts: 410-980-6662; www.compassrosetheater.org.

Bay Theatre Company’s Bad Dates

Bay Theatre Company returns at a new home with playwright Theresa Rebeck’s one-woman comedy about  how Haley Walker girds herself for the dating wars. Playing thru Jan. 26, FSa 7:30pm & Su 2pm: at Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park: $24+ $4 surcharge: www.chesapeakearts.org.

Bay Theatre Company’s Bad Dates

Bay Theatre Company returns at a new home with playwright Theresa Rebeck’s one-woman comedy about  how Haley Walker girds herself for the dating wars. Playing thru Jan. 26, FSa 7:30pm & Su 2pm: at Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park: $24+ $4 surcharge: www.chesapeakearts.org.

Shrek the Musical at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

Enjoy a song and dance filled adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film in an entertaining, family-friendly show featuring a score of 19 songs. Playing thru Jan 26 F 7:30pm, Sa 2pm & 7:30pm, Su 2pm at Children’s Theater of Annapolis. $12-$15: 410-757-2281;  www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Shrek the Musical at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

Enjoy a song and dance filled adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film in an entertaining, family-friendly show featuring a score of 19 songs. Playing thru Jan 26 F 7:30pm, Sa 2pm & 7:30pm, Su 2pm at Children’s Theater of Annapolis. $12-$15: 410-757-2281;  www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Colonial Players’ Coyote on a Fence

In this powerful drama about two men on death row, you explore capital punishment from the perspective of John Brennan, who maintains his innocence and crusades against the death penalty through his prison newspaper; and Bobby Rayburn, who acknowledges his guilt and welcomes the day he will be put to death. Playing thru Jan. 25, Th,F,Sa 8pm & Su 2pm at Colonial Players, Annapolis. $20 w/discounts: 410-268-7373; www.thecolonialplayers.org.

Colonial Players’ Coyote on a Fence

In this powerful drama about two men on death row, you explore capital punishment from the perspective of John Brennan, who maintains his innocence and crusades against the death penalty through his prison newspaper; and Bobby Rayburn, who acknowledges his guilt and welcomes the day he will be put to death. Playing thru Jan. 25, Th,F,Sa 8pm & Su 2pm at Colonial Players, Annapolis. $20 w/discounts: 410-268-7373; www.thecolonialplayers.org. Read the Bay Weekly review at http://bayweekly.com/node/20481.

Annapolis Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

“The Annapolis Shakespeare Theater has shaken up the Bard to magical effect,” writes Bay Weekly reviewer Jane Elkin of this transposition of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy to a wintry forest. The whimsical story of romance, mischief and magic follows four young lovers into the woods on a sparkling cold night as they become the unwitting victims in a lover’s quarrel between the king and queen of fairies. When a group of locals rehearsing a play also gets caught up in the madness, the comical snarl of spells seems impossible to sort out.