Funny is money and you can take it straight to the bank that Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor will have you rolling in riches before the night is through. Comically charged and full of political prescience that will knock your socks clean out the window, the latest production to hit The Laurel Mill Playhouse’s main stage is a hoot! Directed by John D’Amato, this charming comedy captures the epitome of the television screenwriter’s golden era of funny.
Can something be cathartic and desensitizing at the same time? In order to achieve catharsis then you must feel something but if you’re desensitized then you’re numb. Such a phenomenon is possible, as proven in the climactic and harrowing drama Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies now appearing on the Main Stage of the Fells Point Corner Theatre. Directed by Barry Feinstein, this shattering theatrical experience is a memorable masterpiece that shakes the fibers of your core beliefs,
America is a promise. A promise of hopes and dreams and live theatre at your fingertips. The Vagabond Players are all American, not only because they’re approaching their 100th anniversary season, but because they’re participating in the 2015 Baltimore Playwrights Festival with an area premier of a political zinger. And as the play says— politics is theatre, all that matters is that you say “here I am! Look at me!” Mario Correa’s Commander takes hold of the stage giving local stage manager Chelsea Dove her full-length Directorial Debut in this poignant dramedy of sexuality in politics.
“The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality. This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation.” ~Justice Anthony Kennedy, SCOTUS ruling 6/26/15. The nation has finally legally recognized gay marriage in all fifty states, but is the country ready for its first openly gay president? In a sit-down TheatreBloom exclusive interview with the cast and creative team of Commander,
Children are history moving forward. History is but words on a page. A brilliant and poignant message layered into the finely honed theatrical drama written by Baltimore area playwright Rosemary Frisino Toohey, Under the Poplar Trees makes its Baltimore debut as a part of the Baltimore Playwrights’ Festival 2014 at the Fells Point Corner Theatre. An intensely compelling and evocative tale of life focused through the lens of struggling to survive in Dachau— the first Nazi concentration camp— this play is a startling gem;