Fairy tales usually follow a set pattern. They have a timeless setting, unspecified place, one- dimensional characters (both good or bad) with a purpose to entertain, inspire or teach a lesson. The plot may have a quest, magical creatures, humble hero, diabolical villain, maybe a beautiful princess, and most have a happy ending.
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents Workin’ the Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque, an exhibition celebrating burlesque as an art form that combines slapstick humor, dance, and body spectacle strip-tease. From April 22 to May 7 at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric (140 West Mount Royal Avenue), Workin’ the Tease will look at burlesque’s rich history in Baltimore through live performance and more than 70 historical and contemporary artifacts. Receptions will take place April 22, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a performance at 7 p.m. and May 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret by Mariah MacCarthy, presented by Glass Mind Theatre, makes its Baltimore premiere April 11 – 19. A gender-bending emcee guides the audience as limitations of sexuality are redefined throughout confines and confusion.
Playwright MacCarthy says that she wanted to write vignettes about female experience. She then had a revelation: “I couldn’t create a piece about women that had no men in it.”
The Baltimore-based Iron Crow Theatre Company will be presenting The Homo Poe Show from March 22 to April 5, which will feature short pieces inspired by or adapted from the legendary Baltimore writer Edgar Allan Poe and seen through a queer lens.
It’s not surprising that stellar actors Bruce R. Nelson and Carl Schurr would click so well in The Dresser, a well-balanced dramatic and humorous play, which is currently on stage at the Everyman Theatre. They have a long string of theatrical successes under their belts with Mr. Nelson, a local favorite, capturing a Helen Hayes Award among other honors. These Everyman resident company members formed an extraordinary duo and gave what some could rightly call an acting clinic as the two leads in Ronald Harwood’s play.
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