Articles by Dan Collins

  • Inge?s period piece ?Picnic? is a fine spread

    Dan Collins | November 25, 2008 at 3:00 AM

    More than a half-century has passed since playwright William Inge first presented his “Picnic” for mass consumption, and even today, the repast is as fresh as ever. Inge, who spent time... Read More…

  • A village that works ? Cross Keys

    Dan Collins | October 16, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    Baltimore City native Walter Collins, 84, nods knowingly when asked about Cross Keys. “Very nice. They used to have this great delicatessen there. You could get a delicious corned beef sandwich.... Read More…

  • Doubt, A Parable now at Everyman Theatre

    Dan Collins | September 07, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    A parable is defined as a simple story that teaches a moral or religious lesson. John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, “Doubt, A Parable,” has much to teach... Read More…

  • Jarrettsville home ideal for entertainers, chefs

    Dan Collins | August 13, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    There’s a joke that goes, he’s so rich, he has a roll of $20 bills … in the bathroom. One wonders what other features one might find in this gentleman’s home. Perhaps flatscreen TVs... Read More…

  • 'Dry Hours' asks, dare we dream?

    Dan Collins | May 11, 2007 at 2:00 AM

    Tice Hogan has a thing for apples.Playwright Naomi Wallace?s principal character in the play "Things of Dry Hours," Tice (Roger Robinson) expresses a childlike delight and a philosopher?s fascinati... Read More…

  • ?Ah, Wilderness!? depicts bygone time

    Dan Collins | March 30, 2007 at 2:00 AM

    It?s July Fourth, summertime, when a young man?s fancy turns to ... socialist theory, Oscar Wilde and "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam."Oh, yes, and to pretty young ladies, as well.This is the... Read More…

  • Where brain meets brawn

    Dan Collins | February 01, 2007 at 3:00 AM

    Looking for someplace to give both muscle and gray matter a workout? The Mid-Atlantic Society of Historical Swordsmanship was founded in April 2000 by Annapolis resident Larry Tom, a 57-year-old... Read More…

  • A hankie-waving affair

    Dan Collins | January 17, 2007 at 3:00 AM

    Everything is a matter of perspective. One woman?s 9-to-5 job is another?s escape to freedom. One woman?s jest is another?s faith. "Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief" is about much more... Read More…

  • An artistic family affair

    Dan Collins | November 21, 2006 at 3:00 AM

    It?s clear from his tone Bill Wilson is a proud man,and he has reason to be. His two sons, Jeff and Will, have followed in his footsteps, making a career out of placing paintbrush to paper... Read More…

  • Exhibit features functional art

    Dan Collins | November 18, 2006 at 3:00 AM

    Every so often, you?ve just got to buy a teapot. If the urge should strike, be sure to visit Winterfest 2006 at the Baltimore Clayworks, a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in Mount... Read More…

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