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BAL­TI­MORE CEN­TER STAGE— Kwame Kwei-Armah over­see­ing clas­sic and new pro­duc­tions at Mary­land’s re­cently ren­o­vated state theater. Cafe, two bars. “Jazz,” a world pre­miere based on the Toni Mor­ri­son novel May 19-June 23. www.cen­ter­stage.org. 700 N. Calvert St., Mount Ver­non, 410.332.0033 Map C3

BAL­TI­MORE THE­ATRE PROJECT— Lovers of stage­craft head here for orig­i­nal works, mu­sic and dance per­for­mances. Domineka Reeves: “To­gether We Stand,” a dance work ex­plor­ing con­tro­ver­sial is­sues in Amer­ica April 22; The Col­lec­tive: “This Is Home,” dances in­spired by this univer­sal theme April 2730; Iron Crow The­atre: “Booty­candy,” a sub­ver­sive com­edy about grow­ing up black and gay June 9-18; Air Dance Ber­nasconi: “Air(re­al­ist),” var­i­ous ways of de­fy­ing gravity June 23-25. www. the­atre­pro­ject.org. 45 W. Pre­ston St., Mount Ver­non, 410.752.8558 Map C2

CH­E­SA­PEAKE SHAKE­SPEARE COM­PANY— Per­form­ing in the ren­o­vated 1885 Mer­can­tile Trust and De­posit Com­pany (and, dur­ing the sum­mer, in El­li­cott City). ”The Fan­ta­sticks,” a ro­man­tic mu­si­cal about young love April 21-May 21; “The Tem­pest,” the Bard’s tale of ship­wrecks, mys­tery and magic (per­formed out­doors at El­li­cott City’s PFI His­toric Park) June 16-July 23. www.chesa­peake­shake­speare.com. 7 S. Calvert St., In­ner Har­bor, 410.244.8570 Map D5

CREATIVE AL­LIANCE— Contemporary art and per­for­mance space in­side the his­toric Pat­ter­son Theater (circa 1910) host­ing com­edy, film screen­ings, ex­per­i­men­tal mu­sic and bur­lesque shows. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free en­try, ticket prices vary. Mar­quee Lounge for din­ner and drinks. www. cre­ativeal­liance.org. 3134 East­ern Ave., High­land­town, 410.276.1651 Map H6

EVERYMAN THE­ATRE— In a his­toric build­ing, lo­cal per­form­ers ded­i­cated to mak­ing theater ac­ces­si­ble and af­ford­able to all. “Los Otros,” a mu­si­cal about two peo­ple who dis­cover they are linked in un­ex­pected ways through April 23; “Noises Off,” a farce about ac­tors prep­ping for opening night May 17-June 18. www.ev­ery­manthe­atre.org. 315 W. Fayette St., West­side, 410.752.2208 Map C5

FRANCE- MER­RICK PER­FORM­ING ARTS CEN­TER— For Broad­way shows and more, a state-of-the-art com­plex built from the Hip­po­drome The­atre (circa 1914), two late-1800s banks and a new build­ing. “Some­thing Rot­ten,” set in 1595 and fol­low­ing two broth­ers who at­tempt to write the world’s first mu­si­cal April 18-23; AC2: An Evening with An­der­son Cooper and Andy Cohen April 28; Brian Re­gan: Live Com­edy Tour May 12; “Finding Nev­er­land,” the story be­hind J.M. Bar­rie’s cre­ation of Peter Pan June 27-July 2. www.france-mer­rick­pac.com. 12 N. Eutaw St., West­side, 410.837.7400 Map B5

VAGABOND PLAY­ERS—“Amer­ica’s oldest con­tin­u­ously run­ning lit­tle theater.” “The Odd Cou­ple,” Neil Si­mon’s beloved com­edy about room­mates with opposite per­son­al­i­ties through May 7; “See How They Run,” a mad­cap farce set in a con­ser­va­tive post-war English vil­lage May 26-June 25. www. vagabond­play­ers.org. 806 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.563.9135 Map E7

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