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In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old openly gay student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, and left to die — tied to a fence in the middle of a prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, simply for being gay. His name was Matthew Shepard. Matthew’s murder brought national and international attention to the lack of hate crime legislation across the nation and forced a small community to wrestle with its identity on both the local and national levels.
Political puppetry and savage spectacle meet in a fantastical new portrait of Vladimir Putin, created in collaboration with The ACME Corporation. This ostentatious piece blends fable, melodrama, and theatre to create something entirely new and thrillingly strange. Putin is elevated from man to myth, stretching through time to become more deity than dictator, which calls forward disparate parts of history for side-by-side examination.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Gala Concert brings Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Erivo together with the BSO in a dazzling program of Broadway hits and orchestral favorites. Praised for her star-making performance as "Celie" in the hit Broadway revival of The Color Purple, British singer and actress Erivo has performed at the Kennedy Center Honors and 2017 Grammy Awards. She stars in the upcoming 2018 films Bad Times at the El Royale and Widows, alongside Viola Davis.
The cast of Iron Crow Theatre's The Laramie Project will present a benefit staged reading of the rarely performed sequel to The Laramie Project, entitled The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. A portion of all proceeds will go to support The Matthew Shepard Foundation. While this event is free a $20 suggested donation is requested to support our efforts in raising funds for The Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Lysistrata . . a play for the 21st Century!
translated by Sarah Ruden
directed by Michael Blum & Darlene Harris
09/21/18 - 10/14/18
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
One of the last vestiges of vaudeville took place from 1917 to 1920, when actor Raymond Hitchcock (aka “Hitchy”) organized a series of musical revues featuring up-and-coming young composers of the era, including Jerome Kern, E. Ray Goetz and Cole Porter. The shows, known as “Hitchy-Koos,” played successfully on Broadway and even went on a national tour.
Mind on Fire
A modular musical arts cooperative. We're playing a vivid set of sound and video including Alexander Schubert's "Star Me Kitten," music about words, fear, glitches, and tennis for orchestra and powerpoint. Also featured will be Celeste Oram's instantaneous video canon, "Xerox Rock," and "Ah," a premier by Louna Dekker-Vargas of the Witches.
Join the Arts Administrators of Color Network in partnership with the Urban Arts Leadership Program of GBCA for the 2018 Annual Convening, the only annual convening for and by people of color in the arts.
Networking Breakfast (9:15 - 10am)
Opening Plenary: We Aren't Buzzwords (10:00 - 11:15am)
Breakout 1 (11:25 - 12:15pm)
McDaniel College theatre arts students perform “Saints and Sisters,” a collection of three short plays, “Saints and Singing,” “Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters” and “Accents in Alsace,” written by American poet, playwright and novelist Gertrude Stein. Richard Sautter, adjunct lecturer in theatre arts at McDaniel, directs the production.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID.
Singer / songwriter / performer Dr. Ross Martin has created a truly unique experience for audiences with his original musical, Miss Isabella Rainsong and Her Traveling Companion: A One-Guitar Show. Part play, part acoustic concert, this show is a vehicle for sharing intimate, profound, touching and funny Magical Moments.
Traveler, who looks more skallywag than sojourner, shares his story with the audience of how he was saved by a guitar and the music they create together while riding the rails across America.
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party brings the magic closer to fans than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats. Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., the worldwide leader in live touring family entertainment, Disney On Ice is once again elevating the ice show experience with brand-new engaging elements that will fascinate both newcomers and seasoned guests alike.
Rapid Lemon Productions
October 12 – 21
Rapid Lemon Productions concludes its 2018 season with another world premiere by another local playwright!
DIRTY PICTURES is a bawdy stage comedy about four lives transformed by the discovery of 21 shocking photographs.
D.W. Gregory is a local writer whose star is on the rise, fresh off her work appearing in this summer’s Contemporary American Theater Festival.
Saturday, October 13 | 10AM – 5PM
Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.
Join in a day of play designed especially for little learners! Become the star of the show in our interactive theater workshop, Play Within a Play! Your little one will become part of the show! Build early literacy skills in our Mother Goose on the Loose® program, and make-and-take fun art projects at our Pop Up Art Stations.