Mother, May I by Dylan Brody A World Premiere September 20-October 12, 2012
This Stanley Drama Award-winning “sad comedy” dives into the screamingly funny and raw-nerve painful dynamic of a modern American family. Everybody keeps secrets from one another except for the narcissistic and deeply repressed mother who keeps secrets only from herself while blithely revealing them to anyone who will listen. Sexuality, finances and self-esteem are all fair game when the Grunmans get together. Thomas Wolfe was wrong; it’s not that you can’t go home again, it’s that it’s so hard not to. Dylan Brody’s work has been compared to that of Garrison Keillor, David Sedaris, and Woody Allen. Directed by Rain Pryor.
What A Girl Wants by Deletta Gillespie December 6-22, 2012
Start with six women responsible for preparing a charity clothing sale and fashion show. Add copious amounts of coffee, wine, arguments, gossip, a copy of Playstudmagazine, and an eight-hour deadline, and you have the recipe for a comic romp through the minds and lives of women who have lived enough to know exactly what they want out of life...or...not. Playwright, performing artist, and educator Deletta Gillespie directs her own take-no-prisoners show.
You Probably Think This Play Is About You A Baltimore Premiere March 22- April 6, 2013
A one-woman tour de force that turns Shakespeare on his head. A hilarious and meaningful exploration of love and life, artifice and theatrics, through the eyes of modernized Shakespearean characters. In her truly unique way, Maija is able to convey the truths of Shakespeare’s amazing insights, making them absolutely contemporary and accessible. Directed by Rain Pryor
Inexcusable Fantasies by Susan McCully A Baltimore
Premiere November 1-17, 2012
Baltimore performance artist McCully talks, often comically, about her secret and not-so-secret obsessions with Martha Stewart, Harleys, and a certain sex toy. One critic calls it “outrageous and downright inspired.” A scholar of feminist theatre at the University ofMaryland-Baltimore County, as well as a dramaturg, playwright and performer, McCully opened the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival a few years back with this show. Directed by Eve Muson.
The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin by Kirsten Childs A Baltimore Premiere February 7-23, 2013
An Obie-winning autobiographical “smartly sweet” musical about a woman named Bubbly learning to embrace her color as she pursues a dream of becoming the greatest dancing star in the world. Directed by Ryan Haase. A co-production with StillPointe Theater Initiative.
Due to unforseen circumstances, the Strand Theater is unable to present the production of Colorism as a part of the current season. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. All tickets purchased to date are subject to full refund.