“If you’ve ever picked up a controller and stomped goombahs with the Mario Brothers, do yourself a favor and don’t miss this loving tribute that is both ridiculously funny and deeply reflective.” – Liz Ruth-Brinegar.
Synopsis: Flying V Theatre returns with the world premiere of Brother Mario, a parody play by Seamus Sullivan! Directed by Paul Reisman, this existential mashup of the worlds of Anton Chekhov & The Super Mario Brothers shows Mario as he begins to wonder if there is more to life than jumping, go-karts, and princesses in other castles. Come visit the Mushroom Kingdom in this world premiere production by Flying V favorite & company member, Seamus Sullivan, as Mario & Luigi battle Bowser and mid-life ennui in equal measure.
2. The Gin Game at Metro Stage.
“It’s profane, it’s funny, it’s moving, and in the right hands – it’s sure in the right hands here! – it’s a great evening of theatre. ” – Andrew White.
Synopsis: GRAB A SEAT AT THE TABLE (a card table that is). Intimately drawn characters and a simple game of gin rummy offer explosive and revelatory life lessons – a card game that escalates the stakes higher and higher with each dealt hand. A theatrical tour de force by two of Washington’s most gifted actors, Roz White and Doug Brown, seen as Lottie and Charlie Pick in last season’s production of UPRISING. We look forward to their theatrical return in this Pulitzer Prize winning classic that promises an unforgettable MetroStage experience.
3. Trust at Fells Point Corner Theatre.
“A totally worthwhile theatrical experience.” – Timoth David Copney.
Synopsis: A rising star and a faded one. A radio DJ. A Bohemian. Guitar picks, pick-ups and wedding dresses waiting to be worn. In a fast-paced, grungy grind, how can anyone be trusted when temptation trumps all?
4. The Women at Spotlighters Theatre.
“It’s thought provoking, yet funny, relevant and there is a good old cat fight! Meow!” – Raychel Harvey-Jones.
Synopsis: The plot centers on a 1939 group of gossipy high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily wedded Mary Haines finds her marriage in trouble when shop-girl Crystal Allen gets her hooks into Mary’s man. Naturally, this situation becomes the hot talk among Mary’s catty friends, especially the scandalmonger Sylvia Fowler, who has little room to talk. But with a bit of guts and daring, Mary snatches her man right back from Crystal’s clutches. Snappy, witty dialogue, helps send the humor over the top.
5. The White Snake at Baltimore Center Stage.
“…Baltimore Center Stage’s production is incredibly polished and professional.” – Pamela Steinik.
Synopsis: Mystery and magic intertwine in this fantastical tale brought to life in grand spectacle in the newly renovated Head Theater. Originating from the ancient Chinese fable, The White Snake tells the story of animal spirits White Snake and Green Snake, who take human form as a beautiful woman and her sly servant. White Snake soon falls passionately in love with a poor pharmacist’s assistant, but their relationship is reviled by a conservative monk and tragedy lurks behind their newfound happiness. Complemented by storytelling techniques traditional and new, The White Snake will be a can’t-miss event of the 2016/17 Season for the entire family.