Tuesday, June 14, 2011

EVERYMAN THEATRE ANNOUNCES FINAL SEASON ON CHARLES STREET!

Our TownEveryman Theatre is Proud to Announce its 2011-2012 Season

ET has planned a terrific line up of plays to celebrate their final season on Charles Street. The 2011-2012 Season includes three beloved modern classics and two exciting Baltimore premieres. Subscribe now to ensure you don't miss a moment!

Subscriptions may be purchased online or by calling the Everyman Theatre Box Office at 410.752.2208.

A Raisin in the Sun
By Lorraine Hansberry
WHEN: 9/7/2011 - 10/9/2011
The ground-breaking play that changed American theatre forever, Lorraine Hansberry's classic play tells the story of an African-American family living on Chicago's south side in the 1950's.  Recently widowed, Lena Younger receives a check from her husband's life insurance and plans to buy a home for her family, freeing them from the cramped tenement in which she, her two children, daughter-in-law and grandson live. However, her son Walter has different plans for the money.  As one dream is fulfilled, another is deferred.  Don't miss this powerful and unforgettable portrait of one family's quest for the American dream. (From the maven: this is a great play for teenagers, many of whom read it in English class.) 

Private Lives
By Noel Coward
WHEN: 11/2/11 - 12/4/11
The battle lines are drawn:  Divorcess Amanda and Elyot find themselves, by chance, honeymooning with their new spouses in the same hotel.  Their meeting reminds the former couple of why they fell in love in the first place...and why they can't stand to be together.  Arguments soon become aphrodisiacs for these former spouses. Noel Coward's sparkling script is filled with witty, wicked repartee, sure to have you laughing the night away in this glamorous romantic comedy. 

Fifty Words
By Michael Weller
Baltimore Premiere!

WHEN: 1/18/2012 - 2/19/2012            
While their nine-year-old son Greg is away for the night on his first sleepover, Adam and Jan have an evening alone together—their first in years.  Adam's attempt to seduce his wife before he leaves on business the next day begins a suspenseful nightlong roller-coaster ride of revelation and passion that explores a modern-day marriage.  As said by the New York Post, "...Adam and Jan make George and Martha's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? union seem restrained."

The Brothers Size
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Baltimore Premiere!

WHEN: 3/14/12 - 4/15/12
Playing fast and loose with West African myths, The Brothers Size brings contemporary rhythms of soul, hip-hop, and R&B together with traditions of ceremonial presentation to tell the modern-day story of the Size brothers—Ogun, an auto mechanic, and Oshoosi, a recent parolee, as they walk the line between law and liberty.  This fresh new drama asks its audience to be at once the community, the witness, and the judge.  As its heart, The Brothers Size is an uplifting and joyous celebration of life.      

You Can't Take It With You
By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
WHEN: 5/16/12 - 6/17/12

Fireworks, police raids, and a xylophone are just the tip of the iceberg in this Kaufman and Hart zany madcap comedy classic.  Meet the Sycamore family -- politically independent with a healthy distrust of givernment.  They open their New York City home to all sorts of free spirits.  When their daughter, Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior.  However...!  Featuring an all-star Everyman cast, you won't want to miss our final performance on Charles Street.

Everyman's Popular Winter Concert Series Returns!
WHEN: 12/21/2011 - 1/1/2012
A staple of the holiday season in Baltimore, join Howard Breitbart and his dazzling line-up of top-singers in a concert you won't want to miss!  Over the years, we've delighted audiences with tributes to classic American composers, ranging from Rodgers and Hart to Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin to Rodgers and Hammerstein.  Who will be this year's featured composer?  We promise, you won't want to miss it! (Not included in subscription.)

Subscribe Today!