#QuarantineandChill Film Festival

May - August 2020

Our stay-at-home film festival​ included participants from all around the world. Through the Google Chrome extension Netflix Party, we hosted virtual screenings for hundreds of viewers. Shows included costume contests, curated pre-show music and entertainment, and drinking games during the show. For Juneteenth, we put a pause on the silliness and used our platform to inspire and educate. The Festival ended after a run of nine films that included Solo: A Star Wars Story, Uncut Gems, Rodney King, 13th, The Disaster Artist, Oh, Hello: On Broadway, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, V for Vendetta and Train to Busan.

Our Juneteenth show was mentioned in the Baltimore Sun.

Civil Hands Unclean

a digital text message play

March 23 - April 22, 2020 

by Neal Gallini-Burdick

A modern day, satiric riff on Shakespeare's immortal tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Created in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, audience members included hundreds of people from around the globe. The reader took on the role of Friar Lawrence and received texts from the young lovers throughout the entirety of their short love.

Read some reviews from Civil Hands Unclean participants.

Read about Civil Hands Unclean in The New York Times.

Ada and the Engine

by Lauren Gunderson

directed by Patrick J. Regal

February 28 - March 8, 2020

A contemporary play that tells the classic story of the first computer programmer, Ada Byron Lovelace. Long before cell phones and tablets, Ada dreamed of a world where numbers become machines. She also dreams of her father, the notorious Lord Byron, and a man she loved dearly, inventor of the first mechanical computer, Charles Babbage. This music laced romance shows that some dreams really do come true.

Performed in rotating repertory with another play about following in your father's footsteps while finding your own place in the world, William Shakespeare's Hamlet.


by William Shakespeare

directed by Patrick J. Regal

February 27 - March 8, 2020

Commonly argued as the greatest play of all time, Shakespeare's revenge tragedy with the Charm City Classics Company treatment - reimagined with five actors in 90 thrilling minutes. After the untimely death of his father and prompt wedding of his mother and uncle, Prince Hamlet discovers there's something rotten in the State of Denmark.

Performed in rotating repertory with Ada and the Engine, another tale of youthful questions with no easy answers.

"Regal achieves a sort of 1960's lab theater vibe, minimalism by intent." - The Bad Oracle

The Santaland Diaries

by David Sedaris

directed by Taylor Malone

December 6 - 15, 2019

Artistic Director Patrick J. Regal mans the candy cane tights to play Crumpet the Elf, one of Santa's helpers at Santaland in Macy's Department Store, as he navigates the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, he hates all things cheerful and merry. An absurd look at the holiday shopping season, this one man show, and now perennial holiday favorite, makes you run straight for the egg nog.

Featuring preshow music by Dusty Tupelo.

"Patrick Regal was magnificent." - BITR Sisters


©2020 Charm City Classics Company

Tim Neil as Lord Byron and Autumn Koehnlein as Ada Lovelace Byron in ADA AND THE ENGINE.

Photo by Erin Grohe.