The Baltimore Waltz is a play by Paula Vogel. Paula Vogel (born November 16 1951, in Washington DC) is an American Pulitzer Prize -winning playwright and university professor
Essentially a series of comic vignettes underlined by tragedy, the farce traces the European odyssey of sister and brother Anna and Carl, in search of hedonistic pleasure and a cure for her terminal illness, the fictitious ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease) she contracted by using the bathrooms at the elementary school where she teaches. A farce is a Comedy written for the stage or film which aims to Entertain the audience by means of unlikely extravagant and improbable situations disguise and mistaken
Knowing her life is nearing its end, Anna is driven by a lust that compels her to have casual sex with as many men as possible during their travels, a passion shared by her gay brother. Literature In Dante's Inferno, the first Canticle of the Divine Comedy, the lustful are punished by being continuously In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. Assisting the pair is the mysterious Third Man, a reference to the classic Orson Welles suspense film, to which Vogel frequently alludes in detail. The Third Man ( is an award-winning British Film noir directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, George Orson Welles (May 6 1915 – October 10 1985 was an Academy Award -winning director, writer actor and producer for film stage radio and television
The play was Vogel's response to the 1988 death of her brother Carl, who died from complications due to AIDS before they were able to enjoy a long-planned European vacation.
The first off-Broadway production, directed by Anne Bogart, opened on January 29, 1992 at the Circle Repertory Theater, where it ran for 55 performances. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. Anne Bogart (born 1951 is an American theatre director. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College in 1974 followed by a Master of Arts degree from Events 904 - Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed Antipope Christopher. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) The Circle Repertory Company, originally named the Circle Theater Company, was founded on July 14, 1969, in a second floor loft at Broadway and 83rd Street The cast was Cherry Jones as Anna, Richard Thompson as Carl, and Joe Mantello as the Third Man. Cherry Jones (born November 21, 1956) is an American Tony Award -winning actress. Joseph Mantello (born 27 December 1962) is an American actor and director best known for his work on Broadway productions of Wicked,
Obie Awards went to Vogel for Best New American Play, Jones for Best Performance, and Bogart for Best Direction. The Obie Awards or Off-Broadway Theater Awards are annual awards bestowed by The Village Voice newspaper to Off-Broadway Theater
The following year it was staged by the Yale Repertory Theater. Yale Repertory Theatre at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut was founded by Robert Brustein, dean of the Yale School of Drama in By then it had become one of the most popular plays for regional theatres throughout the country . Regional theaters (also called resident theaters) in the United States are professional Theater companies that produce their own seasons
An off-Broadway revival produced by the Signature Theatre Company and directed by Mark Brokaw opened on December 5, 2004 at the Peter Norton Space, where it ran for slightly more than a month. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The cast was Kristen Johnston as Anna, David Marshall Grant as Carl, and Jeremy Webb as the Third Man. Kristen A Johnston (born September 20, 1967) is an American Emmy Award -winning stage, Film, and television David Marshall Grant (born June 21, 1955) is an American Actor and Playwright.