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All My Sons

Nov 30, 2010 04:28PM, Published by Anonymous, Categories: Arts+Entertainment




This was my first Everyman Theatre production and it did not disappoint. The venue, service, acting, and even snacks were top-notch. I felt like I was entering a secret passage when I walked into the actual performance venue because a small door led to a large room painted in black from floor to ceiling. Located just inches from the first row of seats is the elaborate stage that was decorated to depict the backyard of the Keller family’s home. This set-up included an actual wooden porch complete with a functioning screen door that allowed actors to enter and exit into a big house that included everything from furniture to paint-chipped walls.

There were moments I forgot I was actually watching a live performance, because there were no untimely pauses, stuttering of words, or awkward moments. I was completely captivated by story and the emotion the actors were expressing.

Everyman is, “Baltimore’s Intimate Professional Theatre,” and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. All My Sons continues through Dec. 12.

Thinking of attending a show? Here’s some advice:
• Come early. Seats are first-come, first-serve. Also, don’t worry about someone’s head blocking your view because the seats are tiered.
• No food allowed—in the actual performance venue that is. I learned this the hard way after purchasing homemade cookies during intermission and then trying to stuff my face when the show resumed.
• Come back. Everyman Theatre is moving to the Town Theatre (still in Baltimore) with the help of generous donations from Baltimore businesses and theater devotees.

For more information, visit Everymantheatre.org or call 410-752-5891.

 



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