Black and White photograph of Tenement Building facade with tall windows from the early 1900s
Image of a blue sky fading at the bottom to a creamy yellow. There are clouds and stars at the top.

A THEATRICAL-WEBSITE-COLLAGE IN ACTION

This virtual shadow-box, tenement building features portals through which visitors glean poetic glimpses of characters, environments, and fantasias.

TECHNOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEWING

1.  MUST BE VIEWED ON LAPTOP OR DESKTOP. Will NOT work on mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.)

2.  MUST BE VIEWED IN CHROME BROWSER. TO INSTALL CLICK HERE.

3.  TURN SOUND ON.

4.  NO GOING BACK. Just as in the theatre you cannot go back. If you need to pause, there will be moments when you can simply "not click". Once activated videos must play out. So set aside an hour, get your favorite snack and beverage, dress up if you'd like, and imagine that you are going to the Theater for a show. Welcome to our tenement of shadow boxes. 

Black and white photo of the facade of a tenement building with tall windows.
A shadow-box collage of vintage objects, a lobster in a victorian dress, a parrot, a clay pipe

NOW AVAILABLE
FROM THE ARCHIVES.

THIS ENTERTAINING SURVEY OF MIME THROUGH THE AGES WAS ONE OF OUR FIRST PRODUCTIONS AND IS A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE LEGACY OF THE ART OF GESTURE.

TO
WATCH FOR FREE

"A GENTLE NOD TO THE GREATS" 

                                 - The Washington Post

Red and Yellow text that says "THE SEVEN AGES OF MIME"
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A ROSE FOR ERGENSBURG

A SHORT FILM INSPIRED BY FAIRY TALES & HARD TIMES

"It's a wonderful vacation for the eyes, offered by two of Maryland's treasures."

                                                 - Broadway World

Two eccentric traveling players create impossible spectacles in a time of pandemic quarantine. The fictional town of Ergensburg, whose name derives from Dutch words for “anywhere” and “castle,” will be their next stop. As they rehearse on the outskirts of the village, a child secretly witnesses their magical re-imagined fairy tale. This film was created by Mark Jaster & Sabrina Mandell of Happenstance Theater and videographer Sharon Crissinger with music composed and performed by David Ranger and Eric Shimelonis.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ON DEMAND RENTAL

$10 for a streaming period of 30 Days

A photo of two fairy tale characters, a good fairy in green and pink and a king in a gold crown
 

"All of the role-juggling performers prove themselves to be adepts of the deadpan, the sidelong glance, the freeze and the pregnant pause."

               - The Washington Post