Women's Voices Hold The Floor During Third Season Of Everyman Theatre's Salon Series
Everyman Theatre's enormously popular Salon Series, celebrating the work of women playwrights, returns for its third edition with five powerful new plays, curated and directed by the women of Everyman Theatre's Resident Acting Company (Dawn Ursula, Beth Hylton, Deborah Hazlett and Megan Anderson), and hosted in the social setting of Everyman's second-floor rehearsal hall on select Monday evenings: February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19 and April 2, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
"The demand for stories by women, about women and celebrating women is joyfully evident in the success of Everyman Theatre's Salon Series going three seasons strong," said Salon Producer Johanna Gruenhut. "Featuring new work by playwrights both new and familiar to our audiences, this season's lineup promise not only entertaining and social evenings of theatre, but also a remarkable, necessary spectrum of character experiences and points of view-stories about motherhood and relationships, aging and employment, community and family, and much more."
Signature to the spirit of the Salon Series are pre- and post-show cocktail hours, where audience members and performers are encouraged to toast, mingle and chat about the work in the rehearsal hall's relaxed atmosphere-with cash bar hosted by Everyman Theatre and pre-show bites provided by Nando's and other neighborhood partners. Cocktail hour starts at 6:00 PM. Readings begin promptly at 7:00 PM.
2018 Salon Series:
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Johanna Gruenhut (Salon Producer)
Monday, February 5, 2018
A working class Pennsylvania community finds its closeness tested under the pressure of layoffs and picket lines, as trust erodes among a tight-knit group of friends who work together on the line of a factory floor. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The New York Times hails Sweat "Superb... [Nottage] is writing at the peak of her powers."
Cry It Out
By Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by Dawn Ursula*
Monday, February 19, 2018
Two next-door neighbors forge a bond during coinciding naptimes and the shared experience of becoming new moms. But someone nearby watches on as their newfound friendship takes flight... A runaway hit at the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Cry It Out takes a darkly funny-yet honest-look at some of the absurdities of motherhood.
Dead and Breathing
By Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by Megan Anderson*
Monday, March 5, 2018
Is it better to live at war or die at peace? Cantankerous Caroline Whitlock has been dying for two years already-and she's sick of it. If her mouthy new hospice nurse kills her, maybe each can get what she wants! Together, two women are forced to confront life's (and death's) most difficult questions in this fast-paced, heart-tugging comedy.
By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Deborah Hazlett*
Monday, March 19, 2018
There's a cake for every occasion-or so Della the baker thinks. But when a lesbian wedding hits too close to home, buttercream squares off against beliefs as Della considers whether her Bible Belt life is as sugarcoated as it seems. Love confronts faith in this heartfelt comedy from the Emmy Award-winning writer/producer of NBC's This is Us.
By Jen Silverman
Directed by Beth Hylton*
Monday, April 2, 2018
A savagely funny mash-up of Kardashian and Brontë-esque milieus, The Moors brings a sexy wink and contemporary twist to the Victorian Gothic tale of two sisters (and a dog) who dream of love, power and visibility while grappling the strange and dangerous land around them. "Like a good dream, it can give you stuff to chew over breakfast." - The New York Times
Tickets ($20 each or $80 for the complete series) are now on sale online (everymantheatre.org), by phone (410.752.2208), or at the Everyman Theatre Box Office (315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD).
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
About Everyman Theatre
Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a Resident Company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent M. Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone. The theatre strives to engage, inspire and transform artists, audiences and community through theatre of the highest artistic standards and is committed to embodying the promise of its name, Everyman Theatre.
The 2018 Salon Series is sponsored by the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Everyman Theatre is supported in part by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences.
Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, the Market Center Merchants Association and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
Vincent M. Lancisi is the Founding Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre; Jonathan K. Waller is the Managing Director. For information about Everyman Theatre, visit everymantheatre.org, call 410.752.2208, or connect via Facebook (@everymantheatremd), Twitter (@everymantheatre), YouTube (@everymantheatre) and Instagram (@everymantheatre).