Peerless Rockville presentations in April offer closer looks at a Rockville theater company, the city’s public art and a 19th-century newspaper editor from Rockville whose antiwar writings made him the target of mob violence.

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Rockville Little Theatre: Now, That’s Entertainment; 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 8
Join Peerless Rockville and the Glenview Mansion for a presentation by Rockville Little Theatre, one of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre’s resident companies and an instrumental part of the theater coming into being. A vital part of Rockville since 1947, RLT has presented more than 300 plays and provided thousands of community members with creative outlets onstage and backstage.

Mobtown Massacre: Rockville’s Alexander Hanson and the 1812 Newspaper War; 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28
“Mobtown Massacre” author Josh S. Cutler presents an illustrated lecture about Alexander Hanson, a 19th-century Federalist newspaper editor from Rockville whose antiwar writings provoked a bloodthirsty mob, a midnight jailbreak and a brutal Baltimore massacre that stunned the nation.

Public Art and the Rockville Cityscape; noon, Thursday, April 29
Take a narrated, photographic tour of public art in Rockville. Historian Teresa Lachin will feature highlights of the city’s Art in Public Places program, launched in 1978, which boasts numerous works in Rockville’s parks, public spaces, neighborhoods and downtown. The city program enhances Rockville’s public spaces with traditional and conventional pieces, as well as abstract, modern and post-modern works.