Dec 9 2015
12-08-15 – Philadelphia, PA>Baltimore, MD – “The Whipping Man”
It is Passover, 1865. The Civil War has just ended and the annual celebration of freedom from bondage is being observed in Jewish homes across the country. One of these homes, belonging to the DeLeons of Virginia, sits in ruins. Confederate officer Caleb DeLeon has returned from the war to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Caleb is badly wounded and the two men, Simon and John, are forced to care for him.
“Barefoot In The Park”
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…
In the 90-minute, one-act play, lawyer Amir Kapoor and his wife Emily host an Upper East Side dinner. Amir is an American-born, Muslim-raised Manhattan mergers and acquisitions lawyer, while Emily is an up-and-coming artist who focuses on Islamic themes in her art. Amir has cast aside his Muslim heritage for the sake of his career, but is at times drawn toward it nonetheless. Emily, who has an affinity for Islamic artistic traditions, serves as his muse and an influence on his Islamic connection. Prior to the dinner, Amir, who is on the partner track, becomes involved in a controversial case. Amir’s assimilated nephew, Abe, has concerns regarding the propriety of the arrest of a local imam who is imprisoned on charges that may be trumped-up of financing terrorist-supporting groups, leading him to question whether it is religious persecution. Emily encourages the reluctant Amir to appear in court in support of the imam, in an unofficial capacity that gets mentioned in The New York Times.
“Buyer & Cellar”
A struggling actor in LA takes a job working in a megastarâ€™s Malibu basement (which is fitted out as an old-time shopping street). When the Lady herself comes down to play, it feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? An outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.
“One Christmas Carol”
One Christmas Carol by Douglas H. Baker is a one-man tour de force and an intimate and spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love. Dicken’s famous story about selfishness and selflessness is stripped down to its bare essence with one actor portraying different characters. — Project Type: Live Event
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