“Cynthia Kaplan is the funniest, funkiest white girl I’ve seen. Cindy of Arc takes you on the hilarious journey (with rockin’ songs) of an unapologetically smart-ass woman.” – Nancy Giles, Emmy- winning contributor, CBS News Sunday Morning
“If you’re lucky, Kaplan will sing and play guitar, and then you’ll laugh until you can’t breathe.” – Time Out NY
CINDY OF ARC
By Cynthia Kaplan
May 2 – 4
Why are there no Jews in Whoville?
What is a scold’s bridle?
What is the song Delta Dawn really about?
Should we rethink Dr. Deborah Birx?
Why is the Holy Ghost a ghost?
In this brand new work of comedy and music, your guide, Cindy of Arc, will answer these and other pressing questions. She will take you through an abridged history of lying in such popular areas as religion, politics, sex, songwriting, Nazis, and, of course, dogs. Think American Utopia but with expletives, a three man backup band all named Mike, no David Byrne, and no Utopia. And no choreographer. And no money. And it’s a comedy. And they wear their shoes. But otherwise, very similar.
Written and performed by Cynthia Kaplan
Directed by Dani Davis
With Michael Hunter, Mike Rosengarten, and Mike Lunoe
Music supervision by Nate Patten
Orchestrations/arrangements by Christopher Jahnke
Music Direction by Michael Hunter
Lighting Design by Bob Bonniol
Sound Design by Justin Brown
Projection Content Creation by R. Sikoryak
Projection Design by Tristan DiVincenzon
Associate Producer – Georgia Monroe
Cindy of Arc was a 2023 finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater.
“The perfect convergence of rock and roll trop and middle class Jewish psyche…Witty, angry, sparkling…Transcendence happens.” – Bob Garfield, Bully Pulpit
“Cindy of Arc is amazing. The band is so hot. You are going to have a ball. Cynthia Kaplan is a genius.” – Comedian Judy Gold
“Ms. Kaplan is epically funny, and hyper-intelligent…The show is filled with politics of the left wing sort, word play, and a world view shaped in equal parts by being a woman and a Jew…Make sure to buy for your friends that might want to go. If your friends don’t then find better friends and go with them.” – Gordon Nash, Folk Music Notebook Radio
May 2 @ 8pm
May 3 @ 8pm
May 4 @ 3pm and 8pm
General Admission: $30
Students and Seniors: $20
Please consider supporting the Women’s Health Center of Maryland. You can donate when purchasing your ticket, or donate at the door when you arrive for the show. Suggested donation amount: $30 or give what you can.
The Women’s Health Center of Maryland was founded in early 2023 in response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision that revoked nearly 50 years of legal abortion rights in this country. The central Appalachian region swiftly became an abortion care desert. We aim to fill the void for not only Mountain Maryland, but the central Appalachian region with high-quality, comprehensive reproductive health care including both medication and procedural abortion.