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Performing Arts and Theatre

Annapolis Shakespeare’s Much Ado

  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. Read Jane Elkin’s review in this week’s paper. Playing Th-Su thru Aug. 18. ThF 8pm; Sa 2 & 8pm; Su 2 and 7:30pm $15-$20; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.  Location Bowie Playhouse White Marsh Park Phone: rsvp: 410-280-1775 See map: Google Maps

Promising Playwright Winning Author at Colonial Players!

Event Date:  July 21, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Join Colonial Players as we present the winning play of our Promising Playwright contest! John Fiorillo's play, "Dancing Backwards," was chosen from over 209 submissions. A staged reading of the play will finish out our biennial contest, followed by a reception with the author. This event is free and open to the public. Location Colonial Players of Annapolis 108 East Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

AUDITIONS - Communicating Doors

Event Date:  July 14, 2013 - 2:00pm - July 15, 2013 - 10:00pm Announcing auditions for the first play of Colonial Players' 65th Season, Communicating Doors! Location Colonial Players Annex 2132 Renard Court Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

A Pub Reading with Colonial Players

Event Date:  July 7, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Join CP for the 3rd Pub Reading in our summer series - "Anton in Show Business," by Jane Martin. Be sure to arrive at Harry Browne's early for dinner and a good seat! Location Harry Browne's 66 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

Colonial Players presents 'Taking Steps'

Event Date:  June 7, 2013 - 8:00pm - June 29, 2013 - 10:00pm Join CP for their side-splitting final show of the 64th season, 'Taking Steps,' and have a roaring good time! Alan Ayckbourn responded to a request for a door slamming farce for a theater in the round with this play, which has the three floors of an old Victorian home placed on one level: stairways, closets and all. In the course of one hectic night and morning, with continual running up and downstairs and in and out of rooms, two couples, a solicitor and realtor, each immersed in a personal problem, try to sort themselves out. Location Colonial Players of Annapolis 108 East Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

A Pub Reading with Colonial Players!

Event Date:  June 2, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm The second CP pub reading of the summer is something a little different! Join us for a reading of our first musical: "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers. "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" cooks up an alternate universe (and draw parallels to today's political/populist landscape) with the seventh U.S. president reinvented as an "emo" rock star. This lively musical tells the story of America's first political maverick. A.J. Location Harry Browne's 66 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

Colonial Players presents "Trying"

Event Date:  February 8, 2013 - 8:00pm - February 10, 2013 - 10:00pm This memorable play is about a strong young Canadian girl hired to be secretary to an irascible old Philadelphia aristocrat who served as Attorney General of the United States under FDR and was Chief Judge at the Nuremberg Trials. Judge Francis Biddle is trying to complete his memoirs within the year he believes he will die. Sarah follows the fourth woman who has quit or been fired from her position. The author was the secretary in the true story. According to the original production notes: “Trying is set in 1967 when Biddle is 81 years old and trying to put his life in order.