The resident theater company at Motor House, Rapid Lemon Productions will return to the venue May 7-23 with the world premiere of Derek Lee McPhatter’s “Serious Adverse Effects,” directed by company member Noah Silas (“Give Me Moonlight,” 2020). All performances will be live, and available both online and in person.
An unconventional scientist is on the cusp of a cure for a mysterious disease. But to complete her research she must find forgiveness from a family with no reason to trust her and embrace the transformative potential of her own healing. From the marvels of the modern laboratory to the inner depths of the human psyche, “Serious Adverse Effects” is an imaginative contemporary drama unfolding at a collision of medical ethics, blood memory, and forgiveness. Chicago-based playwright McPhatter workshopped the play in 2018 at the National Black Theatre, New York.
In-person attendance will follow strict COVID safety protocols in accordance with City of Baltimore guidelines, including:
• Cast, crew, staff, and all audience members will be masked at all times.
• The number of attendees will be limited so as not to exceed 25% of venue capacity (including cast, crew, and staff). Audience members will be physically distanced within the theater.
• Temperature checks will be conducted, and audience information logged for contact tracing purposes.
For the safety of workers, additional measures will be taken. All participants will produce recent negative COVID test results prior to any in-person rehearsal or performance.
Performances will be at Motor House, 120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore at 8:00 p.m. May 7, 8, 10, 13-15, 20-22; At 5:00 p.m. May 9, 16, 23. Tickets are $24. Discounted “Industry Night” tickets are $15 for the performance on Monday, May 10.
Established in 2012, Rapid Lemon Productions is a not-for-profit ensemble company whose mission is to develop and present new work that promotes increased representation and participation by the community it serves. For more information, go here.