Party like it’s 1599! Join fellow Shakespeare fans for an evening of Elizabethan delights. Enjoy themed food and drink, carnivalesque entertainment, and silent auction while celebrating the inauguration of BSF’s one-of-a-kind early modern stage in the heart of Hampden. Guests are encouraged to dress in black tie or their Elizabethan finest. Gala: 7-10pm; Afterparty and Bawdy Good Fun: 9pm-Midnight. Proceeds to benefit BSF’s ongoing programs in Baltimore City.
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The Moment Was Now is a new musical play that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history where America almost did the right thing. Echoing the current moment, the play centers around the impassioned search for unity between the dynamic historic leaders of powerful constituencies during Reconstruction. The conflicts and possibilities unfold at a fictional meeting convened by Frederick Douglass and are elevated by the musical and spoken word format. Hope hangs in the balance at this most unusual gathering of suffragette, abolitionist Susan B.
Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence, presents Stephen Temperley’s stunning play, “Souvenir,” which tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a famous society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano. Her “singing” career culminated in a single 1944 Carnegie Hall concert. Hilarious and poignant, “Souvenir” is told through the eyes of Foster’s accompanist, Cosme McMoon. Runs September 5–22. Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center.
Never taken an improv class before? Well now is your chance to try it out with experienced BIG instructors!
This introductory workshop is designed to give potential students an opportunity to experience what a class is like before committing to a full course.
Through simple, fun and supportive games, participants will explore basic concepts like playfulness, listening and agreement – all in a safe and comfortable group setting geared specifically toward those who are new to improv.
Fri., September 20 at 8pm
Sat., September 21 at 8pm
Sun., September 22 at 2pm
Fri., September 27 at 8pm
Sat., September 28 at 8pm
Sun., September 29 at 2pm
Directed by Todd Starkey
Catherine 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.
The Encounter, magicians Annie Montone and Brian Kehoe, are in residence at The Elephant!
Catch the show at 8:30 or 10:00 p.m. No tickets and no cover!
The Elephant is located in an iconic 1850’s midtown mansion in the city’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. Adorned with decorative arts by Tiffany, De Forrest, Waterford, and Rinehart, The Elephant serves globally inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails with a vibe that is chic and casually elegant.
Interview show BIG Time invites the influential people behind the businesses, charities, and city you love. Their stories inspire comedy!
How do you know when you've truly succeeded? The answer is when the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) invites you to have your life memorialized in a series of made up, totally unprepared comedy scenes celebrating you! Come join a hand picked cast of BIG's best improvisers as they comedically revere some of Baltimore's most important movers and shakers.
Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) offers FREE COMEDY SHOWS every night of the week!
SWEAT by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Darlene Harris
Sept 13 - Oct 6, 2019 Fri, Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm
Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of friends and coworkers who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working on the same factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
Casually Dope invites you to start your Saturday night with us. Turning the stories of our community into comedy, each show we'll invite a guest or just chop it up with audience and use those discussions to create a show like none other. You might learn something, you might not, but you'll definitely leave full of laughter.
The In Series
By Giacomo Puccini
September 28 & 29
INtimately experienced, Puccini’s classic is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind this epic score. This profoundly arresting new version, stripped of the distancing artifice and exoticism of the original, returns to the structure of the source play that inspired overwhelming music.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
THE ARTIST WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT
October 3 – 6
Joel Jeske is Joel Jeske as Joel Jeske.
This begs the question: Who is Joel Jeske?
He is the creator/performer behind The Artist Will Be With You In A Moment: A multi-media clown performance piece inspired by the works of Brecht, Beckett, Tati, Keaton, and performance artist Maria Abramovic.
Shakespeare doesn't have to be intimidating.
Each Friday evening in October, BSF is opening its doors for a series of FREE workshops for teens. This program is made possible by Free Fall Baltimore, a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
Join experienced BSF teaching artists onstage in the beautiful Great Hall Theatre for friendly, fast-paced activities designed to introduce the key concepts of performing Shakespeare.
Adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker
October 4 – November 2, 2019
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights,
and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
The mesmerizing and classic tale of horror and romance: Sinister events in a sanatorium reveal the lurking presence of the greatest vampire of all time.
By Alex Reeves & Nell Quinn-Gibney
Directed by T.P. Huth
Rapid Lemon Productions
October 11 – 20
Rapid Lemon Productions closes their 2019 Season of Belief with another world premiere play.
Artificial intelligence, genuine grief, and a patchwork family.
When we die, who cares for those we leave behind?