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April 17, 2008

'The Sound of Music'

Clear Spring High School Drama Department presents "The Sound of Music." 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18; 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20. Clear Spring High School, Clear Spring, Md. $7; $5 for students.

'Strega Nona'

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Fun Company presents the children's story "Strega Nona." The play is full of slapstick comedy, boys in dresses, magic potions, bad Italian accents and plenty of pasta. 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 19. The Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St. Tickets cost $12. For information or tickets, call 301-694-4744 or go to www.marylandensemble.org.

Three plays by Hrothsvita

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players present three plays by Hrothsvita, a 10th-century German nun. Hrothsvita wrote plays with heroines who were strong spiritual women. Despite their spiritual theme, the plays have a definite sense of humor. 9 p.m. today, April 17; 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19. $5; $2 for Shepherd faculty and staff. Wednesday and Thursday performances are free for Shepherd students. Call Betty Ellzey at 304-876-5208.

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'The Andersonville Trial'

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Civil War drama written by Saul Levitt. Based on a true story about Capt. Henry Wirz and the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Ga. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Friday, April 18; Saturday, April 19; Sunday, April 20. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St. Tickets cost $7 to $15. Call 304-263-6766.

Murder mystery weekends

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. -- "Most Likely to Succeed -- Murder" features high school alumnae reuniting to reminisce. But some come to settle scores. Participate in an entire weekend of meals, music, mystery and murder. Weekends through Sunday, April 20; call for complete schedule. Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse. Tickets cost $360 per person double occupancy; $510 per person single occupancy. For reservations, call 800-430-5468 or 717-258-3211.

'Run for Your Wife'

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. -- John Smith, an ordinary London cab driver, lives a very ordinary life, except that he has two wives. Things get complicated as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. Continues through Sunday, April 27. Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse. For information and show times, call 717-258-3211 or go to www.allenberry.com.

'Oklahoma'

Washington County Playhouse dinner theater presents "Oklahoma." The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is set in a western territory just after the turn of the 20th century. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 26; 1 p.m. Sundays, April 27 and May 4. Continues through Saturday, May 10. Washington County Playhouse, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-7469 or go to www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com.

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