By Michael Weller
WHEN: January 19-February 19 (Added Tuesday evening performances!); Thursdays 7:30 PM; Fridays and Saturdays 8 PM; Sundays 7 PM; Saturdays and Sundays 2 PM
WHERE: Everyman Theatre, 1727 N. Charles Street. Baltimore
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(This play contains adult themes and language)
What happens to Adam and Jan when their 9-year old son goes away on his first sleepover? Suddenly, they find themselves alone for the first time in years.
Adam's attempt to seduce his wife begins a suspenseful, nightlong roller-coaster ride sure to leave the audience gasping for breath. Fear ignites, hope defers and passion is found again—all in the name of intimacy. Adam and Jan make Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf's George and Martha seem restrained.
Fifty Words brings together long time company members Clinton Brandhagen, fresh off his Broadway turn in Master Class with Tyne Daly, and Megan Anderson, last seen on the Everyman stage in All My Sons. (Right: Company Members Clinton Brandhagen & Megan Anderson)
"Megan and Clint's years of acting together serve as the perfect training ground for portraying a couple with such a conflicted and intricate history," says Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi.
Timothy Mackabee, the set designer of Fifty Words, is making his Everyman debut. A Baltimore native and graduate of Towson's Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, he was the associate designer for Fela! on Broadway. His work has also been seen at Studio Theatre, Yale Rep, North Shore Music Theatre and Philadelphia Theatre Company.
Playwright Michael Weller is no stranger to seasoned theatre-goers. From his earliest success, Moonchildren, Weller has vividly explored intimacy and emotional truth in his plays. Other works include Loose Ends and Spoils of War.
In Fifty Words, Weller pries open the door of a New York City Brownstone so that we may glimpse into a modern day marriage on the brink. How do relationships survive in the face of adversity? How do we maintain control of our lives? Of our family?
"Fifty Words is a hard hitting, deeply human story about how relationships survive," says Vincent Lancisi. "This is a serious play for the seasoned artist and audience member."