“As one of the most entertaining productions I’ve seen, I strongly recommend that you go to this madcap musical…” – Pamela Steinik.
Synopsis: It’s alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. This is the Baltimore-area premiere!
2. “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” by UrbanArias at Atlas Performing Arts Center.
“This is an excellent piece for people who feel intimidated by opera.”- Elle Marie Sullivan.
Synopsis: An intimate gaze into the world of a man, Dr. P., with visual agnosia (or “mental blindness” due to damage of visual processing in the brain). These patients see but do not perceive. They see colors, lines, boundaries, simple shapes, patterns, movement – but they are unable to recognize, or necessarily make sense of what they see. They cannot recognize people or places or common objects; their visual world is no longer meaningful or familiar, but strange, abstract, chaotic, mystifying.
3. “Witch” at Convergence Theatre.
“Elena Velasco…returns to Convergence to direct this engaging play.” – Stephanie House.
Synopsis: Are witches born or made? Inspired by a Jacobean tragedy of an outsider, Witch reveals the powers that shape the fate of “invisible women” in our midst. Through the marriage of projections, poetry and physical language, Witch summons the damned from past and present, unleashing the demon in all of us.
4. “Kiss” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
“The cast of “Kiss” cannot be applauded enough.” – Natasha Joyce.
Synopsis: A standing double-date quickly becomes a hilarious farce as four friends unburden their hearts and reveal their secret passions. But is anything really what it seems to be? An intense, furtive video chat with what might be an exiled author, living on the run while escaping persecution, disintegrates both their world and ours until nothing is familiar. Can we recover what’s been lost in translation?
5. Unexpected Stage Company’s Production of “Zombie Prom.”
“What’s a high school prom without the undead? As part of its seventh season, Unexpected Stage Company presents the campy, rollicking musical Zombie Prom, celebrating 20 years since its off-Broadway debut. The production is currently running through October 30, 2016, at Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Wheaton, MD (the former Round House space).”
Ticket information: General admission tickets are priced $10 to $27.50, and are on sale via phone at 800-838-3006, online at www.unexpectedstage.org, and at the door subject to availability. A special Pay-What-You-Can preview performance is scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. For information, please call 301-337-8290 or visit www.unexpectedstage.org.
Synopsis: It’s not all bobby socks and Clearasil for Jonny Warner when he drops the “H” from his name, dives head-long into the town’s nuclear reactor and returns to 1950s high school life as a zombie. “Zombie Prom” follows the angst-ridden teen love of Jonny and Toffee as they try to navigate the waters of high school during the atomic age. Not only must they face the injustices generally placed on zombies, they must also face the tyrannical Principal Delilah Strict, as well as the probing eye of sensationalist reporter Eddie Flagrante who exploits the lovers in his “cause celebre” of zombie civil rights.