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The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:30pm

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Black Box Theatre
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

The play The Baltimore Waltz written by Pulitizer Prize-winning Playwright Paula Vogel [CU PhD '16, MFA '76] will be performed for a three-day run in the Black Box Theatre at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave., Ithaca. The production will be directed by Aleksej Aarsaether.

The Baltimore Waltz is a comedic, yet ultimately tragic, story of love, and the extents one will go for those we love. The play was written following the devastating aftermath of the 1980’s AIDS crisis that took the lives of thousands of gay men across the country.

This tragedy taught all the family, friends, and loved ones of those who died that life can be short and despite the stresses of our daily lives we must appreciate every day and cherish those we love.

The story is about a sister,  Anna  diagnosed with ‘Acquired-Toilet-Disease’ and the outrageous European adventures she and her brother, Carl, spend together to celebrate their remaining time together. It is a comedic dedication Paula wrote based on the European vacation she and her brother dreamed of going on before his death. 

Join us November 3 and 5 at 7:30pm and November 4 at 4:30pm at the Black Box Theatre as our talented cast and crew transport you across Europe with innovative lighting design, original orchestration and choreography, and many more surprises.

The Baltimore Waltz won the OBIE Award for Best Play in 1992 and made its off-Broadway debut that same year.

Vogel won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned to Drive. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2012 and in spring 2016,  she was awarded her PhD from Cornell University's Department of Performing & Media Arts.

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