These are the Best Bets for January 2020!
The Wiz @ ArtsCentric 12/7 – 1/12
The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a joyous modern retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s story reflecting contemporary African-American culture. After Dorothy gets swept up in a tornado, she finds herself in the fantastical world of Oz. There, she makes new friends, battles evil witches, and seeks the aid of the all-powerful and mysterious Wiz. Ultimately, Dorothy finds that, if you believe with all your heart, you can always find your way home. With an infectious soul score by Charles Smalls and book by William F. Brown, dynamic numbers, and endearing cast of characters, The Wiz is a joyous explosion of music, dance, magic, and heart to delight audience members of all ages.
Love and Information @ Fells Point Corner Theater 1/10-2/2
A collage of thought and feeling in modern times Fells Point Corner Theatre brings one of Caryl Chuchill’s most ambitious works to its stage: Love and Information. Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.
In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.
“[A] thought-churning, deeply poignant new play… Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span… This British playwright has proved herself without peer in creating expressly topical works in which form and function are one…. Sharp-minded [and] tender-hearted.”
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Dates: Opens Friday, January 10, 2020
Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.
Runs through Sunday, February 2, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
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Safe Space @ Single Carrot 1/31 – 2/23
Unlocking the past can be a dangerous thing.
The past comes back to haunt in more ways than one, in this Clue! inspired farce from award-winning playwright and internet juggernaut R. Eric Thomas (Elle, New York Times). When white non-profit executive Helen discovers a locked door in the definitely-not-a-former-plantation she’s inherited, black locksmith Courtney comes to her rescue, and that’s where the trouble begins. Add to the mix Charlotte, the ghost of a formerly enslaved person, and Ryan, Helen’s MAGA-loving brother, and contention in the house is about to boil over. When the door is opened spilling forth dangerous secrets, who you gonna call?