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"The Beaux Stratagem" at Everyman Theatre
"The Beaux Stratagem" at Everyman Theatre - Stan Baroch
This summer, theaters in Greater Baltimore will ask audiences some big questions – from how to find joy in joblessness to how to balance power in marriage. The genres include dance, Restoration comedy and Shakespearean drama.
Here is a look at some performances running this summer.
Everyman Theatre
What: “The Beaux Stratagem” 
When: June 5-30, Times vary
Where: Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette St.
Cost: Ranges from $10-60 based on date of performance
In its Baltimore premiere, this laughable love story takes on the topics of love, money and marriage. Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi and composed of a large cast of 15 actors, the play is about two travelling gentleman in search of wealth and women.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
What: Productions of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” and “Taming of the Shrew”
When: June 7- Aug. 4 
Where: Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City
Cost: Ranges from $15-38; Free for children under 18

These classic Shakespeare plays composed of strong women, love, and power will be performed outdoors amid Greek revival-style ruins in Ellicott City. Guests can enjoy a picnic before the show. “Antony & Cleopatra,” directed by Ralph Alan Cohen, tells the tragic tale of the Queen of Egypt. Ian Gallanar directs “Taming of the Shrew,” depicting the courtship between Petruchio and Katherina.
Baltimore Theatre Project
What: “State of Being” dance performance
When: June 20-22, 8 p.m. and June 23, 3 p.m.
Where:  Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street
Cost: $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and artists, $10 for students
The idea of what it means to “be” is addressed in this eclectic dance performance. The works of choreographer and artistic director Stephanie Thibeault will be showcased, including a range of styles from ballet to contemporary.
What: “You Will Know” comedy sketch
When: June 27-29, 8 p.m. and June 30, 3 p.m.
Where:  Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street
Cost: $25 general admission, $15 for seniors and students 
This original play written and produced by Michal Roxie Johnson and Walter J. Slowe III highlights the joys of joblessness through a series of comedic sketches. The play includes fourteen unique characters, showcasing local talent and a mix of live theater, film and music.

Photographs, in order, by Stan Baroch, Teresa Castracane and Benjamin Krain.

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