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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 19, 2002
After completing a successful two-weekend inaugural run of Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, the Bay Theatre Company now seems established as a dynamic presence on the Annapolis scene. In its first weeks of operation, this new company has created theater magic - first by transforming a nondescript space in Truxtun Park's Griscom Building into a cozy theater, then by selling every seat Saturday evening. Formed by Annapolis residents Lucinda Merry-Browne and Janet Luby, the company has set the bar high with this production that features a talented repertory group of actors who have a wonderful time becoming the characters they play.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Nothing like a hefty bout of Chekhovian depression to lift the spirits. You can't help but feel better after spending time with "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang currently receiving a snappy Baltimore premiere at Center Stage. Filled with Chekhov references, this tale of three siblings and a stud might try a little too hard and might apply some of its humor with the subtlety of a hammer and sickle. But Durang's clever concoction - a sort of extended, sometimes heady sitcom - entertains consistently.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | September 18, 2003
Baltimore's newest theater company, Run of the Mill Theater, is making its debut with an ambitious double bill of one-act plays - Christopher Durang's 'dentity Crisis and Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano. Two examples of theater of the absurd, these short plays are as challenging for the actors as they are for the audience. Director Neal Freeman, however, makes matters even tougher by upping the volume and the level of manic activity on stage. There is some logic to the combination of scripts.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
There has been a change in the spring lineup at Center Stage. Instead of "The Liquid Plain" by Naomi Wallace, the company will present the Baltimore premiere of Christopher Durang's comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," which won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The production will begin previews on April 16; the regular run is April 23 to May 25. "I was so looking forward to 'Liquid,' so this is a regrettable change," said Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah, who was to have directed the Wallace play -- he directed its world premiere last summer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | January 30, 2008
Founded six years ago, Bay Theatre Company represents a major success story in the realm of Annapolis professional nonprofit theater. Since its first show - Christopher Durang's comedy Beyond Therapy in December 2002 in a nondescript space in Truxtun Park's Griscom Building - Bay co-founders Lucinda Merry-Browne and Janet Luby have been working a little magic. They moved a year later to the company's current home on West Garrett Place, a ground-level suite that once housed a computer company, and small theatrical gems have kept on coming.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 5, 1997
He's the playwright who put the "dis" in dysfunctional.No, not Eugene O'Neill or Tennessee Williams or Sam Shepard, though they certainly contributed their share of "dys."The playwright in question is Christopher Durang. He's the one who's had the nerve to laugh at the others -- and at himself.The best example is his one-act play "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls," a parody of Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" that is one of 10 Durang playlets in AXIS Theatre's production of "The Durangs."In Durang's revisionist version, Laura, Williams' shy, crippled, spinster sister, has become Lawrence (Randy Hadaway)
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
Satirical examinations of fear, experienced by an accountant-actor and young students confronting the consequences of sin, are on stage this month at Bay Theatre in two works by playwright Christopher Durang. The fears are revealed in Durang's one-act plays, "The Actor's Nightmare" and "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You. " "Sister Mary" won the Obie award for its off-Broadway run from 1981 to 1983, and "Actor's Nightmare" is a zany exploration of growing absurdity.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 2003
THE ARTISTIC highs and lows for Maryland Hall-based arts groups in 2003 were reviewed last week. But here in Anne Arundel County, we have a large number of performing arts groups extending well beyond Maryland Hall's confines to enrich our cultural life. During this busy holiday week, most arts groups contacted seem generally optimistic about 2004. They range from established groups such as the 25-year-old Pasadena Theatre Company to a one-year-old theater upstart. The Bay Theatre Company is a 2003 success story.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Nothing like a hefty bout of Chekhovian depression to lift the spirits. You can't help but feel better after spending time with "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang currently receiving a snappy Baltimore premiere at Center Stage. Filled with Chekhov references, this tale of three siblings and a stud might try a little too hard and might apply some of its humor with the subtlety of a hammer and sickle. But Durang's clever concoction - a sort of extended, sometimes heady sitcom - entertains consistently.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
There has been a change in the spring lineup at Center Stage. Instead of "The Liquid Plain" by Naomi Wallace, the company will present the Baltimore premiere of Christopher Durang's comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," which won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The production will begin previews on April 16; the regular run is April 23 to May 25. "I was so looking forward to 'Liquid,' so this is a regrettable change," said Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah, who was to have directed the Wallace play -- he directed its world premiere last summer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
Satirical examinations of fear, experienced by an accountant-actor and young students confronting the consequences of sin, are on stage this month at Bay Theatre in two works by playwright Christopher Durang. The fears are revealed in Durang's one-act plays, "The Actor's Nightmare" and "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You. " "Sister Mary" won the Obie award for its off-Broadway run from 1981 to 1983, and "Actor's Nightmare" is a zany exploration of growing absurdity.
NEWS
By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | January 30, 2008
Founded six years ago, Bay Theatre Company represents a major success story in the realm of Annapolis professional nonprofit theater. Since its first show - Christopher Durang's comedy Beyond Therapy in December 2002 in a nondescript space in Truxtun Park's Griscom Building - Bay co-founders Lucinda Merry-Browne and Janet Luby have been working a little magic. They moved a year later to the company's current home on West Garrett Place, a ground-level suite that once housed a computer company, and small theatrical gems have kept on coming.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 2003
THE ARTISTIC highs and lows for Maryland Hall-based arts groups in 2003 were reviewed last week. But here in Anne Arundel County, we have a large number of performing arts groups extending well beyond Maryland Hall's confines to enrich our cultural life. During this busy holiday week, most arts groups contacted seem generally optimistic about 2004. They range from established groups such as the 25-year-old Pasadena Theatre Company to a one-year-old theater upstart. The Bay Theatre Company is a 2003 success story.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | September 18, 2003
Baltimore's newest theater company, Run of the Mill Theater, is making its debut with an ambitious double bill of one-act plays - Christopher Durang's 'dentity Crisis and Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano. Two examples of theater of the absurd, these short plays are as challenging for the actors as they are for the audience. Director Neal Freeman, however, makes matters even tougher by upping the volume and the level of manic activity on stage. There is some logic to the combination of scripts.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 19, 2002
After completing a successful two-weekend inaugural run of Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, the Bay Theatre Company now seems established as a dynamic presence on the Annapolis scene. In its first weeks of operation, this new company has created theater magic - first by transforming a nondescript space in Truxtun Park's Griscom Building into a cozy theater, then by selling every seat Saturday evening. Formed by Annapolis residents Lucinda Merry-Browne and Janet Luby, the company has set the bar high with this production that features a talented repertory group of actors who have a wonderful time becoming the characters they play.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 5, 1997
He's the playwright who put the "dis" in dysfunctional.No, not Eugene O'Neill or Tennessee Williams or Sam Shepard, though they certainly contributed their share of "dys."The playwright in question is Christopher Durang. He's the one who's had the nerve to laugh at the others -- and at himself.The best example is his one-act play "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls," a parody of Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" that is one of 10 Durang playlets in AXIS Theatre's production of "The Durangs."In Durang's revisionist version, Laura, Williams' shy, crippled, spinster sister, has become Lawrence (Randy Hadaway)
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By Carrie Rickey and Carrie Rickey,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 5, 1999
"Simply Irresistible," a heavily diluted version of "Like Water for Chocolate," stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as a chef with such mystical powers that people who eat her meals float off on clouds of romantic rapture.One of the other ways in which the film declares itself a fantasy is that Gellar, as the saucy Amanda Shelton, wears a $500 Todd Oldham gold lame camisole and four-inch spike heels to work in a Manhattan restaurant kitchen.The film opens as Amanda cruises the Union Square green market, shopping for the restaurant, and receives condolences from vendors who've heard that the third-generation joint where Amanda's late mother once cooked is about to close.
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By Linell Smith | September 13, 1992
Terra Nova to performBaltimore's folk quartet Terra Nova will perform at 2 p.m. today at the River Terrace South Stage at the eighth annual Kennedy Center Open House Arts Festival.The free, daylong festival kicks off a yearlong celebration of the culture of the Americas. It will feature theater, music and dance performances by area artists whose origins and cultural arts are in the Western Hemisphere.Terra Nova performs a mix of acoustic music, including traditional and contemporary American folk as well as original material.
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