Tuesday, May 3, 2011


By Naomi Wallace

WHEN: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM — LAST WEEKEND
  The Strand Theatre,
1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

On the last day of a 30-day quarantine, a wealthy couple discover their London home invaded by two strangers—a sailor and a girl who might not be what she seems— and so they must begin another month of quarantine…together. Watched over by their jailor, these four with nothing in common must find a way to survive both the plague and each other.

Hilarious and deeply moving by turns, One Flea Spare is set in 17th-century England where social roles and the boundaries between them have been set into chaos. The definition of morality is up for grabs. History is being tantalized. And whilst the wealthy William Snelgrave dreams of sweating, swearing tars and of how sailors satisfy their baser instincts so far away from female company, his wife Darcey—literally untouched for 40 years—discovers that her dreadfully scarred body may not be numb after all. The human heart craves comfort, contact, tenderness…and survival may take many forms.

Inspired by the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Wallace explores the issues of class, power and sex in this timely and political play.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets!
$10 students / seniors
$15 General

Read about it in Radar Redux
Listen to the podcast review on Wypr! (original air date Tuesday, May 3 - posted online soon...)