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Rousuck's Review: The "Queens Girl" Plays at Everyman Theatre

Erika Rose by ClintonB Photography; Dawn Ursula by Teresa Castracane

It's Thursday, and time for theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins us in the studio each week with her reviews of the Maryland regional stage.  Today, she spotlights not one, but two plays now in repertory at Baltimore's Everyman TheatreQueens Girl in the World and Queens Girl in Africa, playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings' semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tales, each featuring one-woman performances by Dawn Ursula and Erika Rose, respectively, as African American "Queens girl" Jacqueline Marie Butler.

Directed by resident company member Paige Hernandez, the Queens Girl plays continue in repertory at Everyman Theatre through Sunday, June 23.  For showtimes and ticket information, click here

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. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.
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