Month: October 2013

`Baltimore Waltz’ Brings Levity

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`Baltimore Waltz’ Brings Levity. This is a link to review of The Baltimore Waltz from 1994.

Bellhop
Bellhop

Jade Phillips and Gary Prince in The Baltimore Waltz at The Majestic Reader’s Theater this Sunday, October 27th at 7pm.

"You just committed a revolutionary act with a first grade school teacher."
“You just committed a revolutionary act with a first grade school teacher.”

Carl's Letter - Jade Phillips and Jeff Martin
Carl’s Letter – Jade Phillips and Jeff Martin

Click here for Paula Vogel’s Note.

Jade Phillips and Jeff Martin
Jade Phillips and Jeff Martin

A link to another review of the show from 2004.

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BOMB Magazine: Paula Vogel by Mary Louise Parker

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If people get upset, it’s because the play is working. I don’t set off in any play to shock people or upset them, it’s just the way it comes out in the writing. – Paula Vogel

Here is the link to the article

It’s this Sunday. I would suggest getting your tickets early.

UPCOMING DATE: The Baltimore Waltz, October 27th, 2013 at 7:00PM

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Paula Vogel on The Baltimore Waltz

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I recently took a play writing class with the director of The Baltimore Waltz, Michael Winder.

Here is a link to a You Tube video where Paula speaks about the form of The Baltimore Waltz.  Enjoy.

 

 

 

Clean Hands Save Lives

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In The Baltimore Waltz the main character, Anna has acquired a disease which she is desperately seeking a cure for. Image

Here is a link to ideas from the CDC to keep from spreading communicable diseases.

Sympathy for the Devil

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Speaking of Paula Vogel’s works…Several years ago in a neighboring community there was a struggle over whether a performance of her Pulitzer Prize winning play How I Learned to Drive (a play about an incest survivor) was appropriate fair for a community theater. The local theater decided not to take a chance on the production so we will never know how the audience reaction would have been however…this winter we will have an opportunity to see a production of this work in our community on Withycombe Hall Main Stage at OSU Theatre.

Here’s a link to an abstract of Jennifer Griffiths essay on the “survivor-perpetrator dynamic”. I suggest you log on to your local library website and read the whole thing.

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The Baltimore Waltz Opens in 10 Days

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The Baltimore Waltz

The Baltimore Waltz
The Baltimore Waltz

 

October 27th, 2013 at 7:00PM

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The Majestic Reader’s Theatre Company continues its season of high quality staged readings on Sunday, October 27, with the dark comedy-drama “The Baltimore Waltz,” by Paula Vogel. On the last Sunday of every month, the Company will offer another production in the “reader’s theatre” style: trained actors, with scripts in hand, make the play come alive through vocal talent, facial expressions, and minimal staging. Reader’s theatre plays are a fun, accessible way to experience contemporary works by famous modern playwrights that might not otherwise be performed here.

“The Baltimore Waltz” follows Anna, a young elementary school teacher who thinks she’s dying, and her brother Carl as they take a final whirlwind tour through Europe. Along the way, they encounter several wild characters – all played by the same actor – and are shadowed by the mysterious bunny-carrying “Third Man.” As they desperately seek a cure from a quack doctor in Vienna, we slowly discover that the entire scenario, from Anna’s disease to the European vacation, may be a disguise for the real tragedy of Carl’s condition. “The Baltimore Waltz” is directed by Michael Winder.

Tickets are $8, $6 for students/seniors, and seating is limited.