Tuesday, November 29, 2011


By Alison Luterman
Directed by Natalia Leimkuhler

WHEN: December 2-17

  • Wednesdays at 7 PM: December 7th
  • Thursdays at 8 PM: December 1 (pay-what-you-can final dress) and 15
  • Fridays at 8 PM: December 2 (opening night with reception and talk-back), 9, and 16
  • Saturdays at 8 PM: December 3, 10, and 17
  • Sundays at 3 PM: December 11

WHERE: The Strand Theatre, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adult: $20, Senior: $15, Student: $10, Opening Night: $25
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Fresh from a workshop production in the Strand Theater Company’s Friends & Neighbors Festival 2011 in June, California-based playwright Alison Luterman’s three short plays full of Glitter and Spew form a three-ring-circus meditation on media exposure, shame and personal responsibility.

In A Night in Jail, a newly incarcerated starlet is shocked to discover that her guard can’t be bribed and that her visitor is a dead French monarch. The bitter wife of a disgraced politician goes rogue—much to the dismay of her adult children—during an awkward satellite interview in The Toilet Stall. When the titular Freak tries some incognito pre-natal shopping, she can’t avoid the advice of a fellow shopper or the judgment of the sperm donor who made it possible for her to become “Dodecamom.”

Glitter and Spew is an edgy alternative to traditional—and too-often saccharine—holiday programming. “Strand audiences really love the combination of the ridiculous with the outrageous, and this hour-long triptych of plays about people behaving badly offers a hilarious judgment of our pop culture obsessions.” Folks who’ve had enough of Scrooge, Nutcrackers, and impish elves should find Glitter and Spew an oasis of snark. Actors Elise Edwards, Ryan Nicotra and Melissa O’Brien pull triple duty, appearing in all three plays.

Do you want to make your mark on Baltimore theater? Do you care about creating opportunities for women artists? Our current Artistic Director, Jayme Kilburn, is stepping down next season, and we need excited individuals who want to help shape the Strand for years to come! Applications for Managing Director, Artistic Director, and Technical Director are due December 13. Do not miss your chance to make a difference! Apply today!