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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea’ presented by Sisters Freehold at The Peale by Kateri Pelton

Dontrell has had a dream. An ancestor, lost to the deep dark depths of the Atlantic during the Middle Passage (the forced voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the New Wor…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘I Will Eat You Alive’ presented by Interrobang Productions at The Voxel by Kateri Pelton

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. Or does it? We live in an age where our character and merit is based not only on the contents of our hearts, but by the size of our waistbands. We are…

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Monday, January 15, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘The Book of Grace’ presented by Rapid Lemon Productions at The Strand Theater by Kateri Pelton

Are fresh starts possible? Can the ashes of bridges long burned sow the ground for reconnection? Is there any such thing as an alien? What makes a house a home? These questions and more are …

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Theatre Review: Submersive Productions presents: ‘Katalepsis’ at The Peale Center by Kateri Pelton

For those of us who were enthralled by HBO’s recent adaptation of “The Last of Us,” the thought of fungi has induced new horrors of apocalyptic pandemic forecasting. Although the seedl…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Crisis Mode: Living Pilipino in America’ at The Strand Theater Company by Kateri Pelton

Sometimes when I sit down to write a review, I feel stuck, at a loss for words. Other times, when a piece is full of life, clarity and honesty, the words flow like river that even surprises …

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Monday, February 20, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Phone at Fell’s Point Corner Theatre by Kateri Pelton

How far would you go to right someone else’s wrongs? Someone you’ve never met, at least alive, compels you to connect with their loved ones. Perhaps it feels like the same compulsion you…

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Concert Review: ‘Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive’ at The Music Center at Strathmore by Kateri Pelton

“Someone to make me aware, of being alive” The current tour of the renowned performer, Mandy Patinkin, takes its title from Stephen Sondheim’s “Being Alive” from the musical “Com…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Hoodoo Love’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Kateri Pelton

Be careful what you wish for. That is the final warning in Rain Pryor’s director’s comments for the program for the most recent production to open for Spotlighters’ 60th season. I coul…

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Stop Kiss’ at Vagabond Players by Kateri Pelton

  How vividly can you recall your first kiss? It is usually full of awkward moments, giggles, rushing in your ears, and your stomach in knots hoping the other person likes you as much as yo…

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Kateri Pelton

  I have a confession to make. Despite holding an advanced degree in theatre, I still at times have absolutely no idea what I’m hearing when I listen to the Bard’s work. True, I can use…

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Bakkhai’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Kateri Pelton

With the number of excellent new writing available to us we must ask ourselves, why would modern audiences want to see a play that is 2,500 years old? Center Stage’s newest production of �…

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Glitterus: Dragon Rising’ at Baltimore Rock Opera Society by Kateri Pelton

When you hear a ballad sung by a dragon, watch a dynamic and funny fight scene between the dragon and a powerful wizard, have your whole body resonate with heavy metal guitar when the dragon…

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Monday, May 2, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Missed Connections’ by Faction of Fools Theatre Company by Kateri Pelton

There’s something for everyone at the park. That was the feeling I left with as the sun set on a gorgeous evening full of high jinx and joyful performance. Faction of Fools Theatre Company…

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Theatre Review: Dream Hou$e at Baltimore Center Stage by Kateri Pelton

There’s blood in my mouth. The language of my mother and her mother, erased. These thoughts are mused by Patricia in the outro takes of “Flip it and List it” during the final moments o…

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Dance Review: ‘Memento Mori’ at Baltimore Theatre Project by Kateri Pelton

Remember you must die. A fitting moniker for the new work by choreographer Katie Vaught. The contemporary piece presents landscapes of courage and pays homage to the struggle and anxiety tha…

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Pocket Moxie: A Happenstance Vaudeville’ at Baltimore Theatre Project by Kateri Pelton

Choo choo! A train whistle sounds as five pantomiming performers chug onto a simple set. The dulcet harmonies sung to the audience invite us on a journey to revel in the magic—quite litera…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards