We are less than three weeks away from opening Retro Productions’ THE BALTIMORE WALTZ — Pulitzer Prize-winner, Paula Vogel’s humorous allegory for the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.  This is Vogel’s most personal play, written in reaction to her brother’s death from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1988, and is dedicated “To the memory of Carl – because I cannot sew.”
Retro Productions is proud to be donating 15% of our ticket sales from this production to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  I feel blessed to be a part of this production.  Tickets are on sale — hope you can join us!

 

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ 
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Peter Zinn

November 8-23, 2013
at the Underground Theater
64 East 4th Street, New York City

Starring:
Greg Oliver Bodine*, Heather Cunningham*, Ricardo Rust* (*appears courtesy of  AEA)

Stage Manager… Sarah Lahue
Set Designers… Jack & Rebecca Cunningham
Properties Designer… Sara Slagle
Slide Designer… Ben Philipp
Lighting Designer… Lauren Bremen
Sound Designer… Patrick Burks
Costume Designer… Viviane Galloway
Dialect Coach… Charley Layton
Choreographer… Scott Schnieder

TicketsL $18 / $15 Seniors – Click below to purchase:

In this humorous allegory for the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher, is diagnosed with ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease).  It’s fatal and mysterious, so she and her brother Carl take off for a dream tour of Europe before the inevitable happens. As Anna drowns herself in the sensuality of food and sex, Carl becomes involved in a wild Third Mannish espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister. But the cracks in the story start to widen and soon the audience becomes aware that they are engaged in Anna’s fantasy attempt at keeping her brother’s spirit alive when she can not save his life.

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ is Paula Vogel’s most personal play, written in reaction to her brother’s death from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1988.  It is dedicated “To the memory of Carl – because I cannot sew.”
Retro Productions is proud to be donating 15% of our ticket sales from this production to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Language and Sexual situations in The Baltimore Waltz may make it unsuitable for children under 14. It is strongly recommended that parents accompany children under the age of 17 and be prepared to have a discourse with them on safe sex and AIDS.
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Click here to learn more about the cast and staff!

Please join us for these wonderful talk backs after The Baltimore Waltz:

Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, after the November 18th and 22nd performances.
Dr. Jeffrey Laurence is the Director of the Laboratory for AIDS Virus Research at Weill Cornell and NY Presbyterian as well as Sr. Scientific Consultant for Programs at amfAR, and the Editor-in-Chief of AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

Matthew J. Jones, after November 16th performance.
Matthew J. Jones is a PhD candidate in the Critical & Comparative Studies of Music program at The University of Virginia. His dissertation, HOW TO MAKE MUSIC IN AN EPIDEMIC: HEARING AIDS, 1981-1996 will be defended this fall.

PLEASE NOTE:

Language and Sexual situations in The Baltimore Waltz may make it unsuitable for children under 14. It is strongly recommended that parents accompany children under the age of 17 and be prepared to have a discourse with them on safe sex and AIDS.

Retro Productions’s THE BALTIMORE WALTZ by Paula Vogel at The Underground Theater, Nov. 8-23!

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