Arms and the Man
This irreverent satire, set in Bulgaria in the late 1800's, pokes fun at everything from romantic visions of love and war, to time-worn distinctions between social classes. Clever and enormously entertaining, the play sheds a harsh light on the glory of war while leaving its audience laughing.
This one-man play is a political story for all, displaying the rich text of inspiration and mockery on both sides of the culture wars that flared up in the 1990's. "Chesapeake" is a humorous tale showing an artistic, wild side of Lee Blessing while demonstrating the relationship between, art, politics, the afterlife, and dogs.
The Bay Theatre Company presents Betrayal by renowned British playwright Harold Pinter. This riveting story of passion and deceit works backwards in time to reveal the relationships between a husband, a wife, and their best friend. Pinter tells their story elegantly and quietly despite the volatile situation in which they put themselves. We experience the play as though watching a garment unravel, gripped by the twists and pulls. The talented cast peels off the layers of the script with exactness and power.
The play is directed by visiting director Karl Kippola and stars Janet Luby, Jim Gallagher, and Jim Chance.
Crimes of the Heart
"...tour de force performances from Antoinette Doherty, Santini E. Maiolatesi and Claire Bromwell. The direction by Paula Gruskiewicz was tight. Kudos...go to set designer Meaghan Toohey. Bay Theatre's take on this sometimes heavy material was right on target. The only crime in Crimes of the Heart would be to miss it."
—Theresa Winslow, Capital Gazette
"Bay Theatre has solidified its reputation for producing thought-provoking plays interpreted by skilled professional actors."
—Mary Johnson, Baltimore Sun
"With...fine professional acting and matched directing, Bay Theatre Company once again proves itself a first-class venue for authentic drama."
—Dick Wilson, Bay Weekly