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Posted 4/1/2009

HOME GROWN DRAMA Baltimore-born and raised playwright/performer Bashi Rose brings his hop-hop tragedy Forteez Bluntz Chickenhedz 'N' Uva Necessateez to the Creative Alliance at the Patterson April 2 and 3. Rose co-founded Nommo Theatre with fellow multi-talented Baltimore artist Mitchell Ferguson, who stars in this story of two homeless poets--father (Ferguson) and son (Towson University alumnus Richard Moore)--searching for a missing part of their family. Labtekwon opens these performances. For more information, visit creativealliance.org.

BLOG The Baltimore Theatre Alliance--an invaluable web portal for Baltimore area theater openings, auditions, workshops, and all things concerning local theater companies--now has a blog, too. Launched about a month ago, balttheatre.blogspot.com is yet another invaluable information source for the theater community.

OPENINGS Kasi Campbell directs the regional premier of Jenny Schwartz's God's Ear at Rep Stage April 1; the play runs through April 26. The Johns Hopkins University Barnstormers stage Stephen Sondheim's Company April 3; it runs Friday-Sunday through April 12. Visit thejhubarnstormers.org for more details.

READINGS Dwight R.B. Cook and Darryl W. Croxton lead a free, staged reading of one-act plays based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe, titled A Duel with Angels, at 2 p.m., April 5, at the Wheeler Auditorium of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Spotlight UB presents a free staged reading of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at 8:15 p.m., April 7, at the University of Baltimore Student Center.

LAST CHANCE First Look: Three New Tales for the Stage--three one-act plays from Maryland playwrights--concludes April 5 at the Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill. Center Stage's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore ends April 5.

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