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Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Baltimore Take 2!

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Baltimore is brewing some great summer theatre with productions Bent, Following Sarah and Passport, the last two selections from the Baltimore Playwrights Festival.

BENT by Martin Sherman (directed by Will Carson)
June 1-23, including a special benefit performance on Sunday, June 10, to benefit Equality Maryland.

“I love you. What’s wrong with that?”

This is one of the most poignant and beautiful lines in Martin Sherman’s Bent. Centering on Max, the play follows him from his dank apartment in Berlin to the depths of the Dachau concentration camp as he does everything within his power to avoid accepting who he is. That is, until he no longer can…

FOLLOWING SARAH by Rich Espey
Season 31 Production; Directed by Anne Shoemaker
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM, plus two Thursday night shows on 6/28 and 7/12

Maddy, Kat and Julia are high-achieveing, super-stressed seniors on the Cross Country team at Thwaite Academy. An email from their former teammate Sarah threatens to push them over The Edge. Why? Because Sarah died after winning last year’s Cross Country Championship.

PASSPORT by Kevin Kostic
Season 31 Production
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

It’s December 27th, 2007 in Kisumu, Kenya. People have taken to the streets to protest the questionable results of the presidential election. Jeff, a humanitarian worker burnt-out from his job and estranged from his wife, finds himself trapped in his hotel room due to the riot occurring outside his window. Hearing screams, he pulls in two Kenyan women who will forever change his life.

For more information about the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, click here.

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Brent Englar Brent is an aspiring playwright originally from Baltimore County, though a recent job transplanted me to Los Angeles to work as a sales representative for a chemical company. Prior to that he taught high school English, and is currently working as an editor for an educational content developer in Baltimore.


 
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