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The Grand Opening of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Sep 19, 2014

Credit Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has a new home. It’s a beautiful theater that has been designed to replicate, to some extent, the Globe Theater, where the Bard himself held forth in Elizabethan England.

Tonight, the company gives its first performance in this new home on Calvert Street, in what used to be the Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company building, at the corner of Calvert and Redwood in downtown Baltimore.  Tonight’s audience will comprise company members and local theater professionals.

Tomorrow night, Chesapeake Shakespeare opens its doors to the public with a performance and gala celebrating this milestone for the 12-year-old company.

On Sunday, the company will have a family festival, with tours of the theater and a chance to meet the actors in their inaugural production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Tom is joined by Ian Gallaner, the company’s artistic director, and Lesley Malin, the managing director, who also appears as an actor in some productions. 

More information about the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company can be found here.