The Venus Theatre is a major American regional theater in Laurel, Maryland. The theater was founded by Deborah Randall in 2001. The theatrical company is currently the largest production company in Maryland focused primarily on the retelling and adaptation of classics. Past productions have won the Maryland Theatrical Association's Best Drama Prize in 2002 and 2005. The current musical director is Alan Scott.
Recent productions include Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and On Thin Ice. The theater's annual "retro-classic" new works series for 2009 is scheduled to feature Chris Wind's Not Such Stuff, Julia Homokay's Homokay's Medea, Vanda[disambiguation needed]'s Why'd Ya Make Me Wear This, Joe, and Jacob M. Appel's Helen of Sparta 
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