Play Descriptions- 2012-2013 Season
Bay Theatre 2012-2013 Play Synopses
The Price - by Arthur Miller April 12, 2013 – May 12, 2013
This brilliant, powerful and deeply moving play examines with compassion, humor and insight, in the relationship of two long-estranged brothers. After sixteen years, the brothers, one a policeman, the other a prominent surgeon, meet in the attic of the family residence, where the furniture is being disposed of. Through confrontation, memory, bitterness, and alienation, taut exciting and superbly dramatic scenes reveal the lives of this family in one of Miller’s most engrossing and entertaining plays.
Starring Conrad Feininger, Peter Wray, Nigel Reed and Kathleen Ruttum.
Bay Theatre Company’s The Price
By Mary Johnson, The Baltimore Sun, April 24, 2013
Fine acting makes Bay Theatre production worth 'The Price' of admission
By John F. Glass, DramaUrge.com, April 23, 2013
By Amrita Khalid, DCTheatreScene.com, April 17, 2013
By H. N. Burdett Correspondent, Capital Gazette, April 16, 2013
BTC's 'The Price' holds true to Arthur Miller's professed aim
By Dylan Roche, Pasadena Voice, March 20, 2013
Bay Theatre Company To Produce A "Price" Well Worth Seeing
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare – by Christopher Durang
February 8, 2013 – March 17, 2013
A double-play evening by one of theatre’s most revered contemporary playwrights. Known for his outrageous comic expertise, Durang delights with two side-splitting, contemplative works.
“Sister Mary”, winner of the Obie Award, is a hilarious satire, irreverent in its bite into organized religion. Sister Mary Ignatius is all too delighted to educate us in the ways of the Catholic faith, adding her own editorials on sin. A group of her former students, bearing their loathing for their teacher’s past lessons, arrives with revenge in mind.
“The Actor’s Nightmare” the companion piece to “Sister Mary”. We’ve all had that dream where we find ourselves thrust on to the stage or in front of a group, expected to know what our next line is and what play we are in. Confusion and comedy ensue in this second Durang play. After being told he is the replacement for an injured actor, George fumbles through lines and scenes, trying to figure out what play he is supposed to be in. He finally finds his footing, just in time for a surprise ending.
By Alan Legum, Opinion on capitalgazette.com, March 11, 2013
By John F. Glass, dramurge.com, February 26, 2013
A Durang Twin Bill
By Dylan Roche, pasadenavoice.com, February 19, 2013
Bay Theatre Delivers A Night Of Twisted Comedy With Christopher Durang One Acts
By Sarah Ameigh, dctheatrescene.com, February 12, 2013
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare
By Amanda Gunther, dcmetrotheaterarts.com, February 12, 2013
"The Actor’s Nightmare" and "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All" at Bay Theatre Co. by Amanda Gunther
By H. N. Burdett, The Capital, February 12, 2013
BTC's 'Sister Mary Ignatius' reflects playwright's payback in one act
MASTER HAROLD ... and the boys – by Athol Fugard, October 5, 2012 – November 11, 2012
“…a blistering fusion of the personal and the political.”
The New York Times
In a Tea Room in 1950’s apartheid-stricken South Africa, the white son of the tea room’s owners enjoys a meal and friendly conversation with the two black employees who work there. Prejudice, rivalry and the complexities of human relationships are put to the test of societal forces and vicious racism in what is considered Fugard’s best work. Officially banned by the South African government, this play earned the Drama Desk Award and Critics Circle Award for best play in 1983.
By Sydney-Chanele Dawkins, dcmetrotheaterarts.com, October 8, 2012
“Master Harold”… and the boys at Bay Theatre Company by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins
By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun, October 10, 2012
Luby, Bay Theatre prove they're up to challenge of 'Master Harold'
Director, company continue tradition of opening season with complex productions
The Foursome – by Norm Foster, December 7, 2012 – January 13, 2013
What happens when four old friends meet for a golf game after their class reunion? After not having seen each other for a long time, they have a lot of catching up to do. Life has pushed and pulled, been good and cruel. Canada’s best known playwright has written a warm, intelligent comedy, full of rousing laughs. A hysterical glimpse at the male mind on the golf course when the women aren’t around.