Baltimore’s queer theatre company, Iron Crow Theatre, presents the world premier of The Revelation of Bobby Pritchard in the second of its three-show 2014-2015 season. This poignant and lyrical new play from Maryland playwright Rich Espey, three-time winner of the award for best play at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, is a contemporary exploration of the clash between religious conviction and modern LGBTQ issues contained within the tumultuous dynamics of a typical American family. Dreams about the late Bobby Pritchard compel Marta to return to her home town, a rural and religious community she fled decades ago to disclose the truth about Bobby’s death and to marry her partner Cynthia in the church in which she grew up. Now, with her wife at her side, Marta encounters Hank, a brother she barely knows, who must deal with the painful revelation about Bobby’s death; and Oren, a nephew struggling with his sexuality. Hank makes the choice to support his family rather than his community’s traditions, and shots ring out.
What’s in a name? Apparently, a lot as evidenced by Oscar Wilde’s classic work The Importance of Being Earnest, currently playing in the spanking new venue of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) on Calvert and Redwood Streets. The theatre, which is now housed in the old Mercantile Bank building, is a horseshoe shaped, three-tier structure that provides a modern-day setting to the presentation of old-time plays.
The Queer Queens of Qomedy, an all-lesbian all-star show in its ninth year, is heading for the Baltimore area. They will appear in a matinee performance at 5 p.m. on March 22 at Magooby’s Joke House, 9603 Deerco Road, Timonium, Maryland.
Creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky– that surely defines that ooky Addams family. You can add hilarious and goofy to the mix and you have the recipe for a delicious, zany production of The Addams Family, currently playing at Toby’s the Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
What perfect timing for Center Stage to present Kemp Powers’ outstanding play One Night in Miami! The fictional story of four African-American icons who were also friends – Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke – who gathered in a Miami hotel on February 25, 1964, the night of Clay’s upset win over heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston that took place during the height of the civil rights struggle.
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