FELLS POINT CORNER THEATRE

251 South Ann Street

Baltimore, MD  21231 

 Email: support(at)fpct.org for any questions!

 2018-2019

Season Announcement

Fells Point Corner Theatre
Announces our 2018 - 2019 Season:


Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason
September 14th, 2018 – October 7th, 2018
Directed by Patrick Gorirossi

Some approach sex cautiously, while others dive in head first! Olivia, a novelist in her 40s, flounders in a deserted B&B, still hung up on the poor reception of her first novel. While there, she meets the brash young sex-blogger Ethan (her apparent internet fanboy), shimmering from the success of his autobiographical sexploitation novel and sustained by his online ego. With all access to the outside world cut-off by the snow, and seemingly nothing in common, they turn to each other for a connection. When a person’s entire identity can be curated online, how can you be sure exactly who you have lying in your bed? If you get what you want, does it matter?

"A twisty and timely two character drama about lust, love and the complex nature of identity in our digital-dominated era."
— The New York Times

 

Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond
October 19th, 2018 – November 4th, 2018
Directed by Roz Cauthen

Three families are about to be joined together as the wealthy and well-known, African-American LeVay family gathers at their vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate the engagements of both of the family’s sons, Kent and Flip. Kent’s fiance, Taylor, is an academic who's absent father, a prominent public intellectual, makes her less than charmed by the LeVay’s posh lifestyle. Flip’s girlfriend Kimber, a wasp (in her own words) who works with inner-city school children, seems to fit in well with the upper class family. The family and their guests are forced to grapple with race and privilege with all the affection, sardonic wit and tumultuous furor that comes with being a family of color in modern America.

"She’s a polished playwright, creating a cast-full of dynamic characters all sitting uncomfortably on a powder-keg situation."
— The Boston Globe

 

Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas
November 30th, 2018 – December 23rd, 2018
Directed by Kristen Cooley

With an original, record-breaking run of 1466 performances in 4 years at the Theatre Royal in London, 1892, Charley’s Aunt has enjoyed several revivals, translations, and film adaptations, and has charmed audiences for over a century. Two young men, Jack and Charly, scheme to catch the admiration of two young ladies by inviting them to meet Charly’s worldly and wealthy aunt for dinner. When, at the last minute, she must cancel her visit, Jack and Charly quickly bully their buddy Fancourt Babberley into donning a wig, a skirt and bloomers. All seems to be solved, until the real aunt turns up and hilarity ensues. A classic farce for the whole family!

"Charley's Aunt is splendidly written piece of light entertainment and bound to make you titter!"
— British Theatre Guide


Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth
January 18th, 2019 – February 3rd, 2019
Directed by Ann Turiano

St. George’s Day in England, the Morning of the county fair, the local drifting soul and pied piper of chaos Johnny “Rooster” Byron stirs the souls of his countrymen to forego the comforts of modern suburban life and raise their spirits in the countryside. His children want to spend the day with him, thugs want to teach him a lesson, the authorities want rid of him, but Rooster just wants more out of life. Having played on the West End and then to Broadway (and back to the West End), Jerusalem is a darkly comic and modern meditation on the spirit of a nation.

"Jez Butterworth's gorgeous, expansive new play keeps coming at its audience in unpredictable gusts, rolling from comic to furious, from winsome to bawdy."
— The Guardian

 

The Effect by Lucy Prebble
February 22nd, 2019 – March 17th, 2019
Directed by Andrew Porter

“There’s no such thing as side effects...They’re just effects you can’t sell.” It’s the classic story of boy meets girl. Boy likes girl and girl likes boy. They fall in love. But why? Connie and Tristan are test subjects in a clinical trial for a new antidepressant in development. Their immediate and fevered love ends up risking the integrity of the trial while they wrangle with the very origin and nature of their feelings. Are they truly meant for each other, or is it just the effect of some drug?

"…very clever—and ultimately more than clever…ingenious…”
— The New York Times

 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
April 5th, 2019 – May 5th, 2019
Directed by Lance Bankerd

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead… I’m so sorry you had to find out this way. The ever absurd and existential comedy by Tom Stoppard features virtually every character that died in Hamlet. From the imagination of one of the most celebrated playwrights of modern times comes the ever energetic and nimble play on word, pun and Shakespeare. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is a dazzling high wire act balancing the monotony of being a bit player in someone else’s story and the profound meaning of simply being alive… or dead.

"Very funny, very brilliant, very chilling; it has the dust of thought about it and the particles glitter excitingly in the theatrical air. "
— The New York Times

 

10x10x10 2019 by Local Playwrights
May 24th, 2019 – June 16h, 2019
Directed by TBD

Back for its SEVENTH installment, Fells Point Corner Theatre is delighted to bring you another fantastic line-up of hilarious and compelling 10-minute plays by local area playwrights in our annual 10x10x10 Play Festival! In just two short hours, audiences will see ten brand new works fully produced and presented by an ensemble of ten of the areas finest acting talents. At the end of each performance, audiences vote on their favorites as the playwrights compete for cash prize awards!

"With wildly divergent stories, talented directors and amazing talent, 10x10x10 is the number one annual highlight for new plays in this area."
— DCMETRO Theater Arts