If there is anything wrong with Burt V. Royal’s play, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead currently playing at the Spotlighters Theatre, it is that not enough people will catch this important work. An “unauthorized parody” of Charles Schultz’s Peanuts comic strip whereby the Peanuts characters have grown into adolescence, Dog Sees God, which earned a GLAAD media award for Best Off-Off-Broadway Play in 1984, takes on serious issues that adolescents continue to grapple with today. Mr. Royal’s characters’ names are different from the Peanuts crowd because of intellectual property rights.
Dive bars are a Baltimore fixture: the dim lights, sticky floors, and graffiti-covered bathrooms, filled with the echoes of broken hearts drowned in cheap rail drinks. TimelessTease Productions, a Baltimore-based comedy theater-burlesque company, celebrates these cathedrals of carousal with Dive Bar Disasters, a loving burlesque tribute to the sin-filled saloons we all know and love. And of course, there will be plenty of bathroom humor!
Center Stage’s 2014-2015 season comes to a close with the world premier production of the new musical Marley, which weaves together the life and songs of reggae music legend Bob Marley. The lobby of the theater has been transformed with a dirt floor, a Jamaican shanty town, domino players, performances and dancing by ensemble members beginning 30 minutes before the show. Posters for the two opposing Jamaican political candidates Michael Manley and Edward Seaga line the walls and show the divisions in the country.
Iron Crow Theatre, Baltimore’s queer theatre company, will be presenting its third installment of the 2014-2015 Season with Holly Hughes’ The Well of Horniness beginning on June 5. This film-noir detective genre puts the focus on women in this all-female cast. The other two plays of the season– 4:48 Psychosis and The Revelation of Bobby Pritchard– featured strong female characters as well.
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