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Measure for Measure
Inventing van Gogh
Servant of Two Masters
This season Mobtown explores choices - not the simple choices we face
every day - but those big, life-altering decisions we confront throughout
our lives. The ones that knot our stomach and make us feel as though
we're standing on a precipice. The ones that test us, our quality as
human beings. The ones that shape who we are. The ones that
might kill us. Do we do something we know is wrong for gain? Do
we go back on all of our principals to save the life of a loved one?
To which master will we dedicate our lives? Which play will we choose?
Do we take the high-paying job and settle down, or do we pursue our art?
By Jonathan Larson
Directed by Terry J. Long
October 14 – November 5, Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Theater Appreciation: Thursday, October 27 @ 8pm
Sunday Matinee: Sunday, October 30 @ 3pm
Terry Long, acclaimed director of last year’s Hedwig and the
Angry Inch, joins us once again. This season, he brings us the “other play”
by Jonathon Larson, the writer of the smash musical and upcoming movie Rent.
Jonathan is turning 30 and wonders whether he should keep waiting tables to
support his dream of writing musicals, or whether he should move to a quiet
life by the ocean. Based on Jonathan Larson’s life, and arranged by David
Auburn, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Proof.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ryan Whinnem
February 17 – March 11, Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Theater Appreciation: Thursday, March 2 @ 8pm
Sunday Matinee: Sunday, February 26 @ 3pm
Artistic Director Ryan Whinnem brings his skewed view of the Bard
to the stage once
more. Claudio has tried to marry his
partner, Juliano. But
when his forbidden love is revealed, Angelo sentences Claudio to death. That
is, unless Isabella (Claudio’s sister and a nun), shares her forbidden love
with Angelo. Shakespeare’s comedy about the perils of overbearing morals,
taken with a new twist.
By Stephen Dietz
Directed by Jim Page
April 28 – May 20, Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Theater Appreciation: Thursday, May 11 @ 8pm
Sunday Matinee: Sunday, May 7 @ 3pm
A seedy art critic commissions Patrick Stone to paint Van Gogh’s
final ”self-portrait.”. After months of artist’s block, he is tempted to
take the job. Working through his moral crisis, he converses with Van Gogh,
Gauguin, and his dead mentor, Dr. Jonas Miller. A brilliant play about the
creation of art and the creation of a genius.
Servant of Two
By Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Noel Schively
June 2-24, Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Theater Appreciation: Thursday, June 22 @ 8pm
Sunday Matinee: Sunday, June 11 @ 3pm
Truffaldino realizes that if one dinner from one boss is good,
two dinners from two bosses is even better! Especially if his bosses are
itching to sleep with each other. A gutbustingly hilarious piece of Commedia
del Arte with a colorful cast and a witty script. A 250 year old script
never aged so well.
August 11-26, Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Theater Appreciation: Thursday, August 24 @ 8pm
Sunday Matinee: Sunday, August 20 @ 3pm
Always spirited and very unexpected, we return to the Baltimore
Playwright’s Festival for our eighth production of a new work by a local
playwright. In the past, our stage has been graced by crazy aunts with
tinfoil hats, nerds with helmets, a stalker, and a pancake-reading gypsy.
This year promises more of the same.