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Stories from the Fringe


DATE: March 1, 2017

CONTACT: Elena Kostakis, 443-874-4917,

The Strand Theater, 5426 Harford Rd., Baltimore MD 21201

Strand Theater Company in partnership with the Gordon Center for Performing Arts


Stories from the Fringe

By Rabbi Lynne A. Kern and Ronda Spinak

Baltimore, MD—The Strand Theater Company, as part of its ongoing Second Series-SHE SPEAKS, proudly presents a staged reading of Stories from the Fringe by Rabbi Lynne A. Kern and Ronda Spinak, produced in partnership with the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. Directed by Bari Hochwald. Stories from the Fringe features voices of 18 women rabbis at different stages of life and career, who share a passion for their work, deep commitment to Judaism, and their love of a good pair of shoes! The play was developed and originally performed at Los Angeles Jewish Women’s Theatre.

Stories from the Fringe will be presented at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117, on Thursday March 30th, 2017 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; $50 VIP rate includes pre-show reception. Tickets are available at: The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with female rabbis from the Baltimore region.

About Gordon Center

The Gordon Center, also known as The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts, is a professional, state-of-the-art entertainment venue that showcases amazing and eclectic performances. Located on the campus of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC - the Gordon is the premier performing arts center in Baltimore County. The season features local, national, and international touring artists in music, dance, comedy, lectures, family shows, and films.


Strand Theater’s Second Series - SHE SPEAKS is an on-going series of short engagements, comprising a wide variety of programming, i.e. play readings, workshops, concerts, poetry nights, musical events, and more. The goal of the series is to provide performance opportunities for female artists, and to showcase a wide range of women’s diverse voices and perspectives.

About the Strand.

The Strand Theater Company champions challenging and provocative theater that especially celebrates women’s diverse voices and perspectives while bringing together the creative talents of both women and men as artists, technicians, and administrators. We invite patrons to experience some of the region’s best contemporary and reinterpreted works for the stage in our intimate midtown theater.

Since launching in 2008, the Strand has presented over 35 full-length plays, including twelve World Premieres; offered 75% of the artistic positions on its productions—as playwrights, directors, designers, stage managers, and actors—to women; provided affordable theater space to many organizations and independent artists; and played an integral role in the revitalization of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

In August 2011, the Strand was honored as one of Baltimore magazine’s “Top 5 Baltimore Theaters,” along with CENTERSTAGE, Everyman, the Hippodrome, and Single Carrot. To learn more about the Strand Theater Company, visit

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