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Sex with Strangers – Don’t Hurt Yourself

A REVIEW BY THE BAD ORACLE People (myself included, of course) enter into relationships with the amusing, alarming fantasy of control.  This time, we won’t let someone else get the upper hand, show our ugly too fast, raise our voices, get jealous, lose perspective.  This is impossible, obviously, because we’re all jittery weirdos one odd Facebook message away from completely

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ONE NIGHT STAND! – Hilarity Ensues with Christine Ferrera

ONE NIGHT STAND SCENE REPORT BY THE TRIM MAGI (Bad Oracle here:  now proudly doing ONE NIGHT STANDS!  These are special reports and/or reviews of one night or one off performances or shows.  We want to celebrate what’s happening in a variety of small arts scenes in Baltimore:  performance art, comedy, burlesque, etc.  For this first one night stand, we

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Urinetown – What A Way to Go

A REVIEW BY THE BAD ORACLE A big part of watching a show like Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ Urinetown is playing spot-the-reference (this also has the added benefit of getting really old to your date). If you’re paying attention, you start to realize that it’s packed frame to frame with allusions to other Broadway mainstays: there’s Les Mis, of

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SPECIAL REVIEW: Corpus Christi – One You Believe or One You Don’t

A REVIEW BY THE BAD ORACLE I would like to start this review with the reason for its existence.  Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi was originally slated to run at Iron Crow Theatre beginning April 6th.  In late March, accusations of professional and sexual misconduct directed at Iron Crow leadership started to come out in the community, accusations that the cast

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Anonymous Safety Alerts – UPDATE

Update, as of 12/7: This morning, I disabled the Anonymous Safety Alert Report form. Thank you to all that contributed to this interim measure to foster better community accountability and to collect data. The scenarios presented will be collated (with names and identifying details removed) and that data will be given to the group that is now working on putting

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Kill the Wolf

I need to start this post by saying that I am so, so sorry. I am sorry that this took so long.  I am sorry that I brought TBO back to publish a review, and not to comment on this.  I am sorry that I’m willing to be a leader in our community when it’s about writing about theater and

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