Spring 2018 – Fantastically Fun! 

Nevertheless, Hermione Persisted:  A Conversation with Amy Froide, Ph.D., a women’s history expert and professor at UMBC, March 18, at 1pm (pre-show in our Baltimore theater).  You’ll have fun as you learn more about the audacious women of The Winter’s Tale:  Queen Hermione, the wrongly accused wife; Paulina (shown above) her staunch advocate who dares to criticize the king; and Perdita, her lost daughter, whose prince is disguised as a shepherd.  Cash bar. Have more fun:  combine the free talk with a ticket to the 2pm matinee.

(Photo credit: Jose Guzman as King Leontes, Lesley Malin as Paulina, and Nello DeBlasio as a lord. Photo by Shealyn Jae.)

(Photo credit: Valerie Fenton as Queen Hermione, wrongly imprisoned for adultery. She defends herself and declares her innocence. Photo by Shealyn Jae.)


Exit, Pursued by a Bear:  SOLD OUT (See note.) Enroll in the JHU Odyssey Program’s continuing education course about The Winter’s Tale, and enjoy seeing the play with a class, touring our theatre, and talking with actors after the performance. The course moderator will be Judith Krummeck of WBJC radio. Speakers are Lesley Malin, who is producer of the play and CSC’s Managing Director; and Isabelle Anderson, Director of The Winter’s Tale and CSC’s Distinguished Artist-in-Residence (shown here).  Dates: March 10, 2pm-4pm (tour and discussion) and March 16 (8pm performance and actor talkback).  The JHU Odyssey School course has sold out, but our March 16 performance has open seats. Please join us for the performance. Get tickets for March 16 here.


EASTER EGGsperience at The Winter’s Tale:  Join us on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, for an egg hunt in the theater for all ages. Prizes include drink tickets and candy. Your ticket to the 2pm matinee includes admission to the egg hunt.  Get tickets for April 1 here.  Please also RSVP for the egg hunt so we may count our eggs before they hatch.



IRA’s SHAKESPEARE DREAM: Original Illustrations by Floyd Cooper, exhibition now to May 27. 2018 (Enoch Pratt Free Public Library, Centry Library).  The Pratt presents a delightful exhibition of illustrations from the children’s book Ira’s Shakespeare Dream, by Glenda  Armand and Floyd Cooper, (appropriate for Grades 4 – 6) in the Carla D. Hayden wing of the Central Library, on Cathedral Street in Baltimore.  The book introduces young readers to the remarkable life of Ira Aldridge, a trailblazing actor who traveled to England to pursue his goals more than 150 years ago.  He became a superstar on the world’s stages performing in plays including King Lear,  Othello, and Macbeth.  Exhibition dates:  February 5 – May 27, 2018.   Address: 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, 21201. Phone: 410-386-5430. IMAGE: Courtesy of Lee and Low Books. Ira’s Shakespeare Dream. Details:


IRA ALDRIDGE: Theatrical Trailblazer  Who was Ira Aldridge? Drawing on the resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library and a half-dozen galleries and collections around the world, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents an exhibit of playbills and images of Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to achieve international renown.  He was known for his portrayals of some of Shakespeare’s leading men.  Our exhibition, which was at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art in Baltimore in February, is now online at