Costume designer Murell Horton has a simple philosophy: “Theatre, to me, is really good storytelling if it’s done well. It’s also about coming together to create a world that had not been there before.” Thanks to Horton’s work, when audiences enter the worlds of ancient Rome and 17th Century Germany at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, it’s […]
Archives for April 10, 2013
Smash 2:10 The Birthday Party
“Ivy Lynn! Where are you going? Sit down!” “Ok…sorry…Liza Minnelli…” Let’s talk about “A Love Letter from the Times” for a second. First off…where the hell has THIS show been?
Jimmy Buffett’s Don’t Stop the Carnival
From time to time I like to pull a disc from the back reaches of my theater shelves. I like to spread the word of things the rush of recent releases might obscure. Staying current with new releases can keep you from some of the delights of the past – especially those which had significant […]
Imagine a female Dead Poets Society without the encouraging teacher where “carpe diem” is replaced by “living in the moment.” Following Sarah is skillfully written by Baltimore playwright Rich Espey, who works in themes ranging from the proper role of parents to the value of Buddhist philosophy, and Venus Theatre makes creative use of monitors to display footage […]