- ‘Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’ at Signature Theatre.
“‘Masterpieces’ is the type of theatre one longs for—it shakes you up and leaves you incoherent with grief and hope and determination.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: Three women—an art restorer, her nurse and their military captor—are trapped in a ravaged museum during a catastrophic hundred years war. Tasked with restoring a damaged Rembrandt painting, the women find common shreds of humanity as they try to save a small symbol of beauty in their broken world.
2. ‘Indecent’ at Baltimore Center Stage.
“In Ms. Vogel’s writing and the performance of this company, the point seems to be to entice the audience to think. And feel.” –Timoth David Copney.
Synopsis: What is the cost when we sacrifice truth for success? Can radical love be pious, or merely provocative? Does every religion sell God for a price? Follow the true story of a play, a playwright, and a plucky troupe of Yiddish theater artists from 1906 Warsaw to 1923 Broadway, from risky experiment to global sensation—and ultimately shattering scandal. The latest hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of A Civil War Christmas, The Baltimore Waltz, and How I Learned to Drive, this highly acclaimed and award-winning drama pays homage to artists ahead of their time and doomed to pay the price.
3. ‘Anything Goes’ at Silhouette Stages.
“… Silhouette Stages’ production of ‘Anything Goes’ offers a quality production of a classic show, with compelling performances, excellent voices, and fine staging.” –John M. Bozeman.
Synopsis: It’s New York in 1933, where anything goes aboard the S.S. American bound for England! Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl, Anything Goes is a hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores. It’s Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely.
4. ‘Daddy Long Legs’ at Monumental Theatre Co.
“…a genuine sense of wonder permeates every moment.” – Kristen Waagner.
Synopsis: Daddy Long Legs tells the story of Jerusha Abbott, her mysterious benefactor, and the love that grows between them through their exchanged letters over the years.
5. ‘Silent’ at Solas Nua.
“Kinevane is an extremely engaging performer who lures the audience in with his quirkiness and then lays some heavy reality on them.” – Elle Marie Sullivan.
Synopsis: Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Dare to laugh at despair, and gasp at redemption is the brave, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award for in 2016.