FREDERICK, Md. - Staging "Democracy: A Work in Progress" less than six weeks before the 2004 presidential election was not accidental.
It's an appropriate time to ask "What is democracy?" said Tad Janes, artistic director of Maryland Ensemble Theatre.
The theater company had talked about producing a topical work. Serendipitously, playwright and filmmaker Don Thompson contacted MET to see if collaboration might be possible.
The result is the play being presented through Saturday, Oct. 23, in the 111-seat black box theater on the lower level of the former Francis Scott Key Hotel in downtown Frederick.