Friday, August 14, 2015

REP STAGE OPENS “YEAR OF THE WOMAN” SEASON WITH “THE BALTIMORE WALTZ” BY PAULA VOGEL

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"The Baltimore Waltz"  by Paula Vogel Directed by Suzanne Beal  August 26 - September 13, 2015  Studio TheatreTHE BALTIMORE WALTZ
By Paula Vogel
directed by Suzanne Beal, Rep Stage’s co-producing artistic director.

WHEN: opens August 26, with a limited run through September 13
WHERE:
Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of Howard County College
TICKETS: For tickets and additional information, visit
www.repstage.org or call the box office at 443-518-1500.

Vogel’s fantastical farce traces the European odyssey of sister and brother Anna and Carl in search of romance and a cure for Anna’s terminal illness, the fictitious ATD (acquired toilet disease) she contracted by using the bathrooms at the elementary school where she teaches.

Critically acclaimed by the New York Times as “a crazy-quilt patchwork of hyperventilating language, erotic jokes, movie kitsch…that spins before the audience in Viennese waltz time, replete with a dizzying fall,” Rep Stage presents this Obie Award-winning play during the 25th anniversary year of the original workshop production.

Paula Vogel's plays have been performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and Circle Repertory in New York, the American Repertory Theatre, the Goodman, the Magic Theatre, Center Stage and Alley Theatre as well as throughout Canada, England, Brazil and Spain. “The Baltimore Waltz” won the Obie for Best Play in 1992 and Vogel’s anthology, “The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays,” has been published by TCG. Other plays include “Hot and Throbbing,” “Desdemona,” “And Baby Makes Seven,” “The Oldest Profession” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “How I Learned To Drive.” Recently, her play “A Civil War Christmas” was produced at Center Stage in Baltimore, and her new play “Indecent,” about a controversial moment in Jewish cultural history, will be part of Yale Repertory Theater’s 2015-16 season. Other awards include the AT&T New Plays Award, the Fund for New American Plays, the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the McKnight Fellowship.

CAST

  • Carl: Ben Cunis
  • Anna: Michelle Eugene*
  • Third Man: Sasha Olinick*

ARTISTIC TEAM

  • Playwright: Paula Vogel
  • Director: Suzanne Beal
  • Set Design: Collin Ranney**
  • Light Design: Marianne Meadows**
  • Sound Design: William D’Eugenio
  • Costume Designer: Jessica Welch
  • Props Designer: Andrea “Dre” Moore
  • Stage Manager: Julie DeBakey*
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Janice Rattigan

* Members Actor’s Equity Association
** Member of United Scenic Artists, IATSE

ABOUT REP STAGE
Rep Stage, a professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is celebrating its 23rd season. The company is a member of the League of Washington Theatres, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Rep Stage is recognized by Theatre Washington as a professional DC metro area theatre company and is eligible to be nominated for the Helen Hayes Awards. Performances are made possible by Howard Arts Council, Howard County Government and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the Stage of Maryland and National Endowment of the Arts, as well as through generous individual contributions. Rep Stage is proud to be a partner of Howard County Tourism and promotion. Rep Stage’s artistic leadership is helmed by co-producing artistic directors Suzanne Beal and Joseph Ritsch.