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Friday, July 10, 2015
through
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Commander

by Mario Correa

Directed by Chelsea Dove

Is America ready for a gay President? Governor Ned Worley is about to find out. But can the ambitious politician prove the naysayers wrong, or will personal demons-and a troubled partner-scuttle his historic candidacy?

Performances: Friday July 10 through Sunday July 26. Fridays July 10, 17, 24 at 8 pm, Saturdays July 11, 18, 25 at 8 pm, Sundays July 12, 19, 26 at 2 pm. Reservations and information at www.vagabondplayers.org or 410-563-9135.

Vagabond Players
806 S Broadway
Baltimore MD 21231

Tickets are $12.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
through
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Saving Myself for Steve Martin

by Ann V. Wixon

Directed by Miriam Bazensky

How hard can it be for a divorced woman to get laid by a guy who's not a schmuck? Will our hero get lucky, or will she have to save herself for Steve Martin? Karin Rosnizeck is Eve in this funny and poignant one woman show.

Performances: Thursday July 23 through Saturday August 8. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. There is no show Saturday August 1.

Performances take place at:
Strand Theater
Church & Company
3647 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211

For reservations and information contact [email protected] or 443-874-4917.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and artists.

Friday, August 14, 2015
through
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Tying the Knot

by James Beller

Directed by Daniel Douek

When Michael announces to his mother Arlene that he is getting married, it is the happiest day of her life. But when he tells her he's marrying Pauline and not David, the boyfriend with whom he broke up three months earlier, Arlene is not merely shocked, she is outraged. Turning the stereotypical parental reaction on its head, Arlene uses every arrow in her quiver to try to prevent this "disaster" and make sure her son marries the right man and not the wrong woman!

Performances: Friday August 14 through Sunday August 23. Fridays August 14 and 21 at 8 pm, Saturdays August 15 and 22 at 8 pm, Sundays August 16 and 23 at 2 pm. Reservations and information at www.fpct.org.

Fells Point Corner Theatre
251 S Ann Street
Baltimore MD 21231

Tickets are $15.

Monday, September 07, 2015
11:30 AM
The 14th Annual Page to Stage Festival

Baltimore Playwrights Festival joins The Kennedy Center for their 14th annual Page to Stage Festival. We will be presenting selections from all three shows performed this season.

Commander

By Mario Correa

Directed by Chelsea Dove

Is America ready for a gay president? Governor Ned Worley is about to find out. But can the ambitious politician prove the naysayers wrong or will personal demons--and a troubled partner--scuttle his historic candidacy?

Tying the Knot

By James Beller

Directed by Daniel Douek

When Michael announces to his mother, Arlene, that he is getting married, it is the happiest day of her life. But when he tells her he's marrying Pauline and not his ex-boyfriend, David, Arlene is not merely shocked she is outraged.

Saving Myself for Steve Martin

By Ann V. Wixon

Directed by Miriam Bazensky

Divorced, 45, and facing an uncertain future, Eve attends her first SWASS (single women actively seeking sex) meeting in this hilarious one-woman show. Recommended for ages 13 and up. [Russian Lounge] [Mild cursing, mature themes]

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Baltimore Playwrights Festival News

BPF sadly announces the passing of William "Bill" Toohey

The BPF board sadly announces that our communications head, William "Bill" Toohey, has recently passed away. He came to Baltimore as a reporter, then interim news director, and eventually evening news anchor for the old Johns Hopkins radio station WJHU, now WYPR. He worked as a city spokesman, then was part of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's staff and later worked for Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes. Bill was the Baltimore County police spokesman for years and eventually went to work as the communications director for the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention. He also taught communications at Towson University. "Bill Toohey was an old school kind of guy with absolute integrity and the highest standard of professionalism," Barbara Mikulski said. "He was a man with such generosity, always there with a kind word and helping hand." Thank you, Bill, for all the time and effort you spent making the Festival the best it could be.

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

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