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May 27, 2011

Maryland Shakespeare Festival to fill void at Evergreen Museum

The sudden folding of the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival earlier this year does not mean that the Bard's work will not return to the grounds of the Evergreen Museum and Library, where that company under-the-stars productions for 17 years.

The Frederick-based Maryland Shakespeare Festival, an organization founded in 1999, will fill the void this summer, bringing to Evergreen its staging of "As You Like It." Performances will be at 8 p.m. June 29-July 2 and July 6-10.

A pre-show, aimed at making Shakespeare more accessible, especially to children, will be offered each evening at 7:20. Tickets are $10 to $20; four-ticket family packages are $55.

Posted by Tim Smith at 5:56 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Drama Queens


Thank you! Hope to see you at the show.


I see that you have disabled comments from most of the posts. Could you please at least post a reason why you decided to do so?


Wasn't my doing. All the blogs at the paper (and, I believe, throughout the Tribune empire) were hit by such a fierce spam attack that the techies disabled comments until things could be brought under control. I am told the situation is more or less back to normal now. TS

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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

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