Most of us probably do not know what actually goes on behind the stark, sturdy walls of a traditional convent. We believe that such an edifice would reflect austerity, include much prayer as well as “proper” behavior among the nuns. Not so with the Order of the Little Sisters of Dundalk – yes, Dundalk, Maryland – whose loopy, hilarious antics take us on an irreverent, non-stop ride, while good-naturedly spoofing Catholicism and nuns themselves in Nunsense, now playing at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore.
Set in the modern-day Louisiana bayou, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size merges elements of poetry, music, dance, and West African mythology to tell the story of Ogun Size, a hardworking, headstrong mechanic, and his younger brother Oshoosi, a drifter who has just recently been released from prison.
Historically there have been tensions between African-Americans and white gay folks that are rooted in race, privilege, and victimization. Such conflicts emerged during the debates surrounding same-sex marriage when some of the skirmishes centered on the term “civil rights.”
Qué espectáculo! There are 96,000 reasons to love In the Heightsnow playing at Toby’s the Dinner Theatre in Columbia through July 21. But space constraints permit me to go over just a few. Toby Orenstein and Lawrence B. Munsey ably co-directed this production and took it to new heights with outstanding orchestration, a talented likeable cast, and a superb set.
Magician David London is up to new tricks. David’s next appearance at Baltimore’s Theatre Project will be in a show called “(insert title here): An Evening with David London” on May 17. David will allow the audience to create their own magical experience by choosing from a menu of potential tricks, routines, shows, stories, games, as well as several curious points of discussion – including alchemy, surrealism, wonder, creativity, and all forms of magic, magick, and majik.
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