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January 8-30, 2010 in the Drury Theatre

By Lanford Wilson

Directed by Sam White

Hot l Baltimore will run in repertory with Tarantara, Tarantara.

Synopsis

(L to R) Jessica Jane Witham as April, Lauren Peterson as Girl, Ray Olderman as Mr. Morse, Matt Dreier as Jamie, Sarah O'Hara as Jackie . Photo Credit: Marie SchulteThe show takes place in the Hotel Baltimore and draws its title from the cheap hotel's neon marquee with a burned-out letter "e" that was never replaced. Hot l Baltimore is about lost and unwanted people living in a doomed and unwanted world. During our day at the hotel we witness a series of conversations and altercations between residents and visitors of the hotel who are contemplating an uncertain future after the hotel is condemned and scheduled for demolition.

This play is contains some adult subject matter and is recommended for audience members age 15 and up. Running time for this production is two hours and 15 minutes.

Performances

Friday, January 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 9 at 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 9 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 16 at 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 pm
Friday, January 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 23 at 3:00 pm

Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 pm
Friday, January 29 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 30 at 7:30 pm

Press

With no one starring role or driving plot, "Hot l Baltimore" is a play that could sink or swim with the strengths of the actors -- both individually and as an ensemble. Under the thoughtful direction of Madison theater veteran Sam White, and with a well-matched cast of 15 talented actors, this is one show that sails.

- Rena Archwamety, 77 Square: Actors make "Hot l Baltimore" a 4 star production

There is some real talent in the cast.

- Katie Reiser, The Isthmus: Life on the margins in Madison Theatre Guild's Hot l Baltimore

In an atmosphere as dilapidated and miserable as the hotel's post-glory days, the actors portaying the motley crew of Hotel Baltimore residents need to provide vivid splashes of color and energy to keep the story moving. Luckily, the Madison Theatre Guild cast is capable of achieving just that.

- Sarah Whitman, The Badger Herald: Hot l Baltimore lacks letters but packs plenty of heat, fun

Cast

  (L to R) Ray Olderman as Mr. Morse, Alan Hart as Mr. Katz, Paul Milisch as Bill. Photo Credit: Marie Schulte

  • The Girl: Lauren Peterson
  • April: Jessica Witham
  • Jackie: Sarah O'Hara
  • Jamie: Matt Dreier
  • Suzy: Julie Logue
  • Mr. Katz: Alan Hart
  • Bill: Paul Milisch
  • Millie: Patty Whitely
  • Mr. Morse: Ray Olderman
  • Paul Granger III: Daniel Torres-Rangel
  • Mrs. Oxenham: Maxine Ducey
  • Mrs. Bellotti: Susan Shoemaker
  • Suzy's John: Matt Korda
  • Cab Driver: Joe Getty
  • Delivery Guy: Tim Irvin

 

 

Madison Theatre Guild thanks The Onion A.V. Club for their support of Hot l Baltimore.