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Rousuck's Review: Happenstance Theater's "Pantheon" at Theatre Project

Photo by Glenn Ricci

It's Thursday, and time again for our weekly visit with theater critic J. Wynn Rousuckand her reviews of the regional stage.  Today, she tells us about Pantheon, the latest eclectic production from Happenstance Theater that's getting its world premiere at Baltimore's Theatre Project

In this new musical work, the award-winning Happenstance quintet romps through a series of narratives that blend Greek mythology with a lean 1940s aesthetic, and take on contemporary issues ranging from the challenged dignity of work to the perils of climate change.

Happenstance Theater features the ensemble talents of  Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Gwen Grastorf, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, and Alex Vernon, and in this production, the musical scorings of Mark's brother, Craig Jaster.

Happenstance Theater's Pantheon continues at The Theater Project through Sunday April 14.

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J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years.
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