Olney Theatre And Baltimore Center Stage Announce Partnership
Olney Theatre Center and Baltimore Center Stage announced an innovative partnership whereby the two official state theatres of Maryland will collaborate on their separate and independent area-premieres of Miss You Like Hell by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown.
The two companies will use their individual productions of Miss You Like Hell in service of an unprecedented season-long partnership to engage communities throughout the State of Maryland in building awareness and creating opportunities for meaningful conversations about immigrant experiences and immigration issues.
"In the spirit of abundance, we're sharing the rights, sharing the story, sharing the employment opportunities for amazing artists, and growing the impact of this amazing script," said Olney Theatre Center Artistic Director Jason Loewith. "Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage, and I are working on a multi-county, multi-faceted Engagement strategy that will involve performance, the humanities, civic engagement, activism, and more. It's a great harbinger of partnership between our companies under new leadership."
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning co-creator of In the Heights comes a new musical as big as America and as intimate as love between a mother and her daughter. Beatriz arrives in Philadelphia to convince her estranged 16 year-old daughter Olivia to join her on a road trip to California. Along the way, they encounter a mosaic of characters as diverse and weird as America itself, but the hard truth of Beatriz's undocumented status and pending deportation to Mexico threatens to build a wall between them. With sharp comedy and a winning acoustic score by folk-rock star Erin McKeown, Miss You Like Hell is an American story for our time.