THE BALTIMORE WALTZ is revived for its 20th anniversary at Canal Park Playhouse
Canal Park Playhouse and The TRUF present THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, by Pauia Vogel, directed by Jacquelyn Honeybourne. THE BALTIMORE WALTZ begins performances on Thursday, October 18 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 10. Press Opening is Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 PM. Performances take place at Canal Park Playhouse (508 Canal Street, between Greenwich and West Streets in Tribeca). The performance schedule is Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 PM. The regular ticket price is $18. For tickets or more information, call OvationTix on 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.canalparkplayhouse.com.
Paula Vogel’s THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, one of the most iconic plays to confront the AIDS epidemic, receives a revival 20 years after it first premiered in NY by The TRUF and Canal Park Playhouse.
When Anna is diagnosed with the fatal ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease), she and her brother Carl fulfill their dream to go on a madcap European adventure. On their wild trek through France, Austria, Holland, and Germany, Anna searches for romance while Carl searches for a cure. Written in response to the death of Vogel’s brother from AIDS, THE BALTIMORE WALTZ won the 1992 Obie Award for best play and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
The cast features Monica O’Malley de Castillo as Anna; Justin Lauro as The Third Man; and David Mangiamele as Carl.
The design team includes Danny Baird (set design); Daniel Dungan (lighting design); Elizabeth Elkins (costume design). Original music and sound design is by Alexander Sovronsky (Broadway’s Cyrano de Bergerac with Kevin Kline). The Production Stage Manager is Brittany Crowell.
Jacquelyn Honeybourne (director) is a graduate of Washington University in Saint Louis with a BA in Theatre and Biology. She is a director of reimagined classics and new works in New York City. Some of her most recent directing credits include: Calamity Jane Battles the Horrible Hoopsnakes, Casina (Adaptor/Director), Phaedra (Adaptor/Director), Paradise, Li’l Heroes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Paradise: A One Woman Show (UK), and The War Zone is My Bed: A One Woman Show (UK). She is also an Artistic Associate with Nora’s Playhouse theatre company.
Paula Vogel (playwright) first came to national prominence with her AIDS-related seriocomedy The Baltimore Waltz, which won the Obie award for Best Play in 1992. She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned To Drive (1997), which examines the impact and echoes of child sexual abuse and incest. Other notable plays include Desdemona, A Play About A Handkerchief (1979); The Oldest Profession (1981); And Baby Makes Seven (1984); Hot ‘N Throbbing (1994); The Mineola Twins (1996) and The Long Christmas Ride Home (2006). During her two decades leading the graduate playwriting program and new play festival at Brown University, Vogel helped developed a nationally recognized center for educational theatre, culminating in the creation of the Brown/Trinity Repertory Company Consortium with Oskar Eustis, then Trinity’s artistic director, in 2002. She was Chair of the playwriting department at Yale School of Drama, where she is currently adjunct professor.
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