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Fall Theatre Preview

See what's coming to a stage near you this season

2nd Star Productions’ Children of Eden

Parents and children have butted heads since the beginning of time. In this Bible-based musical comedy, the characters of Genesis butt heads with their Father, in a tale of the loving — but not always obedient — bond between children and parents. Playing Sept. 26-Oct. 25: FSa 8pm; Su 3pm at Bowie Playhouse at White Marsh Park, Bowie; $22 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-757-5700; www.2ndstarproductions.com.


Compass Rose Theater’sPage to Stage: Places You’ll Go!

Page to Stage: Places You’ll Go! — True Tales of Travel and Transformation blends true-life story writing, poetry, short reflections and music into a lively theater experience of eclectic, poignant and funny tales. Playing two days only, Oct. 11 at 2pm & Oct. 12 at 7pm at Compass Rose Theater, Spa Rd., Annapolis; $20 w/discounts.


Colonial Player’s A Few Good Men

Aaron Sorkin’s complex characters drag you into murder and military conspiracy as two marines charged with the crime keep secrets from the three officers defending them. Military codes, ethics and personalities all blockade the truth. See this play to solve the mystery for yourself. Playing Oct. 17-Nov. 8: ThFSa 8pm; Su 2pm (and 7:30 Oct. 26) at Colonial Players Theatre in the Round, East St., Annapolis; $20 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-268-7373; www.thecolonialplayers.org.


Twin Beach Players’ Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Spot the Headless Horseman in this comic ghost tale of a small town where supernatural occurrences are normal. Playing Oct. 17-Nov. 2: FSa 8pm; Su 3pm; F Oct. 31 9pm at North Beach Boys and Girls Club; $15 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-286-1890; www.twinbeachplayers.com.


Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Macbeth

Driven by his thirst for power, Macbeth makes corrupt decisions to gain and maintain his throne. Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy shows how guilt eats its victims alive. Playing Oct. 24-Nov. 24: FSa 8pm; Su 3pm at Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s STUDIO 111, 111 Chinquapin Round Rd., Annapolis; $35 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-415-3513; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.


Bowie Community Theatre’s The Murder Room

Mavis Templeton Hollister, a newly wed no longer on a honeymoon, keeps trying to kill her husband, who uncooperatively won’t die. Playing Oct. 31-Nov. 15: FSa 8pm (and 2pm Sa Nov. 8); Su 2pm at Bowie Playhouse at White Marsh Park; $20 w/discounts.


Anne Arundel Community College’s Dangerous Liaisons

The Marquise de Merteuil uses his wealth and power for fun and games in this drama of decadent French high society. Playing Nov. 7-16: Th 7:30pm, FSa 8pm; Su 2pm at Robert E. Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center, AACC, Arnold; $15 w/discounts.


Compass Rose Theater’s Cats

As the second longest running show on Broadway, Cats — with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber — is a classic. The Jellice cats gather for their special night of the year, waiting for their leader to choose who goes to The Heaviside Layer to be reincarnated in a new Jellicle life. Playing Nov. 14-Dec. 21: Th 7pm (except Thanksgiving); F 8pm; Sa 2pm (except Dec. 13) and 8pm; Su 2pm (and 7pm Su Dec. 21) at Compass Rose Theater, Spa Rd., Annapolis; $25 w/discounts.


USNA Masqueraders’ Translations

Communication is about more than speaking the same language. Characters in Translations, a three-act play, fight because of language differences, but some nonetheless fall in love. At another level, the English-speaking British government struggles with Irish-speaking locals. Playing Nov. 14-22: FSa 8pm at Mahan Theatre, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. No on-yard parking; walk thru Gate 3 with photo ID (16+). $12; rsvp: 410-293-TIXS.