Everyman Theatre’s upcoming 2019-2020 season will offer audiences the best that Baltimore theatre has to offer! Along with celebrating a brand-new upstairs stage, Everyman Theatre continues to provide stories that nourish both the human soul and spirit. “This season is one of the most exciting in Everyman history,” said Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi. “We’ve expanded our lineup and are bringing a new festival with cutting edge work by some of today’s hottest playwrights. The new works combined with American classics and fan favorites ensure we’re bringing something everyone loves the stage.”
Running from September 3rd to October 6th, David Auburn’s Proof is the story of Catherine, who has inherited her late father’s house, hundreds of his notebooks, and his mathematical genius. Terrified she has also inherited his psychosis, she allows one of his devout students to comb through the writings. When he discovers a revolutionary proof in one of the notebooks, Catherine must face new questions from her past and risk, for the first time, revealing who she truly is to the world and herself. August Wilson’s Radio Golf, running from October 15th to November 17th is the tale of successful real estate developer Harmond Wilks who is on a mission to become Pittsburgh’s first black mayor by doing whatever it takes to transform his childhood neighborhood from blighted to bustling. But when he learns the truth about his family’s legacy, he is forced to decide whether he will finish what he started or fight to preserve his community’s history.
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express arrives in Baltimore just in time for the holiday season. Running from December 3rd to January 5th, audiences will board the exotic Orient Express as it takes off into the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s, with a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one. This dazzling new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece from comedic master Ken Ludwig is filled with twists, turns, and larger-than-life characters.
Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Be Here Now will run from January 21st to February 16th is a comedic look at what we’re willing to do for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives. Bari doesn’t see the point in dating and just got fired from teaching nihilism in New York. Now back in her rural hometown, her despair has reached new levels – and so have her recurring headaches. Somehow, they are giving her bizarre, almost religious experiences that are making her feel … happy … ecstatic … and in love? They’re also killing her. Now, Bari must decide whether it’s better to live a short, joyful life, or risk a lifetime of depression.
Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains, is a world premiere production commissioned by Everyman Theatre, and the third and final installment of Caleen Sinnette Jennings’s award-winning “Queens Girl” series. Running from March 3rd to April 12th, this performance reunites resident company members Paige Hernandez as director and Dawn Ursula as the indomitable Jacqueline Marie Butler. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite college campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between wildly divergent sets of friends – outrageously wealthy “WASPS,” militant black activists, and passionate theatre people – Jackie is forced to confront the space between white and black culture to find her place in the world.
Berta, Berta, running from March 17th to April 26th reaves an intimate, yet epic love story inspired by the prison work song, “Berta, Berta.” The setting is Mississippi, 1920. Leroy returns to the doorstep of his long-lost lover, Berta, covered in blood after committing a shocking crime. With his freedom in the balance, the clock is ticking for him to make amends. As their quarrelsome beginning transforms into an impassioned consummation of their love, can the inevitability of his fate be averted?
Running from March 31st to May 3rd, Molly Smith Metzler’s Cry It Out is a no-holds-barred comedy that holds a microscope and a megaphone to the joys and perils facing new parents today, whether you’re ivy-educated or in night-school.
Directed by the brilliant Noah Himmelstein, Clifford Odets’s Awake and Sing! beautifully captures the ambitions and heartaches of a Jewish immigrant family which must weigh the costs of holding onto an enduring belief in the American dream. In a crowded Bronx apartment, three generations of the working-class Berger family struggle against the odds during the Great Depression to make ends meet while keeping their dreams for tomorrow alive. Almost a century after it was written, it remains profoundly relevant.
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