Few things frighten and intrigue as much as a ghost story, but incorporating new, thought-provoking questions around the idea of what happens after death can turn a plot into something special. “The Quickening” takes these questions in unexpected directions certain to keep audiences at the edge of their seats. It is the story of a pregnant woman who moves into a new home in Richmond, Virginia, only to discover that all is certainly not as it seems. She faces challenge after challenge with the help of her mother, and her mathematician neighbor, all the while standing against the skepticism of her husband, who has little faith in the “unexplained”.
The play is written by award-winning Baltimore playwright Mark Scharf, and directed by Ann Turiano. It stars Amanda Spellman, Debbie Bennett, Marianne Gazzola Angelella, David Shoemaker, and Patrick Gorirossi. The Quickening celebrates the courage and creativity of womanhood as they face a dire situation where science and folklore intersect at a frightening crossroads.
Admission: $19 for Sundays, $24 for Fridays/Saturdays.
Dates: Opens Friday, June 8th, 2018 and runs through Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. There will be two Saturday Matinees on June 16th and June 23rd.
*There will also be a Pay What You Can Thursday performance on June 7th, which will be an open dress rehearsal.*
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