Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE ANNOUNCES 52nd SEASON

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WHEN: September 2013 - August 2014
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS:  Adults $20; Seniors (60+) $18; Military & Students $16
MEMBER TICKETS:  Adults $18; Seniors (60+) $16; Military & Students $15
Members are individuals that support the theatre with a $25 (or more) gift to the theatre during the year.
(Season Subscriptions and Individual Tickets will be on sale be the end of May 2013)
410.752.1225

PictureThe Audrey Herman Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 6:30 PM
WHERE: Germano's Trattoria, 300 S. High Street, Baltimore

TICKETS: $20
Silent Auction — Entertainment  —Presentation of the Audrey Herman Award
Enjoy an evening of theatre entertainment & fund raising at Germano's Trattoria—a carte menu and cash bar


PictureWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
by Edward Albee
directed by Fuzz Roark

WHEN: Sept 6 - Oct 6, 2013
The play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is set on the campus of a small, New England university. It opens with the main characters, George and Martha coming home from a party at her father's house.
The two of them clearly care deeply for each other, but events have turned their marriage into a nasty battle between two disenchanted, cynical enemies.

Even though the pair arrives home at two o'clock in the morning, they are expecting guests: the new young math professor and his wife. What ensues is a battle royale between George and Martha for the attention and domination of their guests, and each other.


Death & the MaidenDeath and the Maiden
by Ariel Dorfman
directed by Anthony Hinkle

WHEN:  Oct 18 - Nov 11, 2013
Paulina Salas is a former political prisoner who had been tortured and raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw.
Paulina now lives in an isolated house with her husband. One day an act of kindness brings the past to her door —“During all those years not an our passed that I haven’t heard it, that same voice, next to me, next to my ear, that voice mixed with saliva, you think I’d forget a voice like his?"

Death and the Maiden forces the audience to confront questions about torture and punishment. The confrontation and shifts in power between the three inevitable raises issues of justice and revenge, especially in relationship to the punishment of war criminals.


Into the WoodsInto the Woods
music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by James Lapine
directed by Fuzz Roark

musical direction by Michael Tan
WHEN:  Nov 22 - Dec 22, 2013
An ambivalent Cinderella?    A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding hood?    A Prince Charming with a roving eye?    A Witch ... who raps?

They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale.

Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

Special Children's Matinee Performances of Act 1 will be presented on Saturdays at 4 PM during the run of the performances.  (Tickets $12).

Romeo & JulietRomeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Lance Bankert

WHEN: Jan 17 - Feb 16, 2014
"Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,"
During a chance meeting a young boy and girl from rival families fall in love at first sight, but, the two lovers must be prepared to give up everything, including their lives, to be together.

Set in an ancient city torn apart by feuds, Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling combination of unwavering love and searing hatred.

Spotlighters Theatre's production explores these passions in a sultry and thrilling production that brings new life and spirit to the world's greatest and most enduring love story.


PictureFive Course Love
book, music, lyrics by Gregg Coffin
directed by Fuzz Roark

musical direction by Michael Tan
WHEN: Mar 7 - Apr 6, 2014
Five actors, five restaurants, fifteen zany characters! Mix 'em up and you have the ingredients for Five Course Love, a deliciously over-the-top musical comedy about five calamitous dates.

The evening begins at Dean's Old-Fashioned All-American Down-Home Bar-B-Que Texas Eats, where a blind date goes char-broiled wrong. Next, at the Trattoria Pericolo, a mob wife has a secret rendezvous with her lover.

At Der Schlupfwinkel Speiseplatz, a VERY interesting three-some is revealed, in a Mexican Cantina, Love and Lust battle for Rosalinda, and finally...
at Pop's Diner, a mystery date is set!


IncorruptibleIncorruptible
by Michael Hollinger
directed by Sherrionne Brown

WHEN: Apr 25 - May 18, 2014
Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 AD: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years.

In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark.

All eyes turn to the promised visit of the Pope, to encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory.
That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and "their" bones are working miracles.


PictureEdward II
by Christopher Marlowe
adapted by Jonas David Grey

directed by Brad Norris
WHEN: May 30 - June 22, 2014
In a time of civil strife and growing political unrest, the fate of an English king is threatened not by war, but by the prejudice of his own court against the man he loves.

Marlowe’s play illustrates the romance between Edward and his beloved Gaveston with surprising candor, and reveals that not even the Crown is safe against the crushing intolerance of Church and State.


PictureGod of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza
directed by Greg Bell

WHEN: July 4 - July 27, 2014
A dark voyeuristic pleasure: watching the verbal battle which unfolds during Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage. We get to watch the characters' unravel their dark sides, despite their diplomatic intentions. We get to behold adults who act like rude, petulant children. However, if we watch closely, we might see a bit of ourselves.

 


PLUS, many extra performances . . . 

  • DropThree Comedy & Improv show!
  • Do or Die Murder Mysteries
  • Baltimore Playwrights Festival - production of a new work, by a local playwright
  • Reading Series - new works by local playwrights, as a part of both the Dramatists Guild and also the Baltimore Playwrights Festival!

Check the website for special event announcements and dates!

Subscription Packages
Spotlighters offers 8 Mainstage productions, plus performances of a new work through the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, the Young Actors Academy*, Do or Die Murder Mysteries, DropThree Improv, the Holiday Cabaret*, and of course, the Audrey Herman Celebration*.  Twenty-five opportunities for you!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     * not included in Subscription Packages
SEE IT ALL PACKAGE:  Includes a ticket to each Mainstage performance, and Baltimore Playwrights Festival, DropThree Improv and Do or Die Murder Mysteries.  (18 tickets). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $215
(A 33% Discount (Regular Price:  $324)

FAMILY FLEX PACKAGE: A great package for friends or family!  Includes 10 tickets - Mainstage performances, Baltimore Playwrights Festival, DropThree Improv and Do or Die Murder Mysteries.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $135
(A 25% Discount (Regular Price:  $180)

PICK FIVE PACKAGE: Busy schedule?  Can’t fit in 8 performances?Then Pick Five and enjoy your favorites in our season!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72
(A 20% Discount (Regular Price:  $90)

Packages will be on sale near the end of May 2013