Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne
August 30, 2019 — September 22, 2019
Directed by Patrick Gorirossi
It’s 1950 and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying “sexual deviants” within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the mainstream American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two All-American couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
"[A] clever canapé of a comedy...Mr. Payne is a deft and witty writer." —The New York Times
In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks
October 11, 2019 — November 3, 2019
Directed by Mari Andrea Travis
An unflinching and incendiary look at motherhood, race and poverty, In The Blood serves as a bold and challenging work by one of America’s greatest modern playwrights: Suzi Lori Parks. In this modern day riff on The Scarlet Letter, Hester, a young, homeless mother of five, must find a way to provide and protect for her children while living on the streets. While Hester’s children fill her life with joy — providing loving comedy in a harsh world of poverty — everyone else in her life takes everything they can. A parable of injustice and cruelty, this play stares into a story that the world all too often looks away from.
"…extraordinary new play…taut and packed…Ms. Parks' writing has grown leaner and hungrier…IN THE BLOOD is about the way we live now, and it is truly harrowing…You will leave…feeling pity and terror. And because it is a work of art, you will leave thrilled, even comforted by its mastery…" — The New York Times.
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
November 22, 2019 — December 15, 2019
Directed by Barbara Madison Hauck and Lance Blankerd
The action of She Stoops to Conquer (1773) is largely confined to a night and a day in Squire Hardcastle's somewhat dilapidated country house. Young Marlow, on his way to meet the bride his father has chosen for him, arrives at the house and mistakes it for an inn. The prospect of meeting the genteel Miss Hardcastle terrifies the diffident youngster; but the serving-girl Kate — in fact, Miss Hardcastle, who chooses not to clarify the misunderstanding — immediately catches his fancy. After a series of trifling confusions and inevitable eavesdropping, all is resolved. A comedy that has been an audience favorite for over 230 years.
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill
January 10, 2020 — February 2, 2020
Directed by Deirdre McAlister
A collage of thought and feeling in modern times Fells Point Corner Theatre brings one of Caryl Chuchill’s most ambitious works to its stage: Love and Information. Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.
In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.
"[A] thought-churning, deeply poignant new play... Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span... This British playwright has proved herself without peer in creating expressly topical works in which form and function are one.... Sharp-minded [and] tender-hearted." — Ben Brantley, The New York Times
The Mineola Twins by Paula Vogel
February 21, 2020 — March 17, 2020
Directed by Lindsey Barr
A comedy in six scenes, four dreams and seven wigs. There are two ways to produce this play: 1) with good wigs; or 2) with bad wigs. The second way is preferred. Myrna and Myra, almost identical twins, battle each other through the Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan/Bush years over Virginity, Vietnam and Family Values. Vogel’s farce explores the divide in American politics and families through generations and hair pieces.
"THE MINEOLA TWINS…bursts forth in its glory…a funny, perceptive, biting take on The American Woman. Vogel was never more political and never more on target." - Backstage
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? By Edward Albee
April 3, 2020 – April 26, 2020
Fells Point Corner Theatre brings one of the pillars of modern theatre back to Baltimore with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. A vibrant and bold masterpiece serving as inspiration for generations of theatre artists. A drunken evening between two couples unwinds into a night of emotional tragedy, witty banter and seductions as even the strongest among us prove to be just as messy and flawed as the rest. An unflinching look into the fractured reality of two souls who cannot help but love each other and the secrets they keep.
"…a scorching, scalding, revealing and completely engrossing drama." —Women’s Wear Daily
10x10x10 2020 by Local Playwrights
May 15, 2020 — June 7, 2020
Directed by TBD
Back for its EIGHTH installment, Fells Point Corner Theatre is delighted to bring you another fantastic line-up of hilarious and compelling 10-minute plays by local area playwrights in our annual 10x10x10 Play Festival! In just two short hours, audiences will see ten brand new works fully produced and presented by an ensemble of ten of the areas finest acting talents. At the end of each performance, audiences vote on their favorites as the playwrights compete for cash prize awards!
"With wildly divergent stories, talented directors and amazing talent, 10x10x10 is the number one annual highlight for new plays in this area." — DCMETRO Theater Arts