Tom Goss / Double Trouble Tour


Tom Goss & de Roche
Sat, Sept 3, 2022 at 8:00pm


The STORY:
Tom Goss is a veteran singer-songwriter who blends a soulful voice and atmospheric soundscapes in expertly crafted songs about the joys and struggles of modern love.
He has been compared to Twin Shadow, Mat Kearney and Wye Oak -- but with a distinct perspective shaped by his unusual history. A college wrestler turned Catholic seminarian turned polyamorous gay troubadour, Tom sings about disillusionment, desire, and hope in an intimate yet relatable way.
He has shared a stage with performers as diverse as Andy Grammer, Martha Wash, Taylor Dane, Adrianne Gonzalez, Matt Alber, and Catie Curtis, and he enjoys a particularly strong following in the LGBT community.

de ROCHE is a lover of adventurous and voracious pop, de ROCHE mines emotional depths for rock-solid songs that range from soulful electronica to hot folk. A new solo project from drummer, keyboardist, and singer Liz DeRoche, it's the culmination of two decades in the music industry as a band member (The Pushovers, Cane & The Sticks), producer, studio musician, teaching artist, and record label manager.
As de ROCHE, Liz mixes synthy smoothness with a raw emotionality to create an idiosyncratic style that she bravely embraces. With 2021’s release of Big Let Down, she serves up tender yet strong songs based on real heartache and other revelations from a wanderlustful life.


Pricing
Standard Tickets:  $25
VIP Tickets:  $45  -  Includes a 7pm Pre-show Meet and Greet with Tom Goss & de Roche

May contain adult material, no one under age 16 admitted without an accompanying adult.




HooDoo Love


by Katoria Hall
directed by Rain Pryor
Sept 23 - Oct 9, 2022
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm


The STORY:
A tale of love, magic, jealousy, and secrets. Toulou escapes from the Mississippi cotton fields in the 1930s to pursue her dream of singing the blues in Memphis. When she meets a rambling blues man, the notorious Ace of Spades, her dreams are realized in a way she could never have imagined.

Written in vivid language that captures the blues, Hoodoo Love is a major debut.


Pricing
Adults:  $24;  Seniors, Students, Military:  $21
Ten Spot Thursday (Sept 29, 2022 - 8pm)  $10




Twelfth Night


by William Shakespeare
directed by Michael Blum
Oct 28 - Nov 13, 2022
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm


The STORY:
Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season.

The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as Cesario) falls in love with the Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.


Pricing
Adults:  $24;  Seniors, Students, Military:  $21
Ten Spot Thursday (Nov 3, 2022 - 8pm)  $10




A Christmas Carol
                  . . . a one man show


by Charles Dickens
edited & adapted by Sherrionne Brown & Phil Gallagher
directed by Sherrionne Brown

Dec 9 - Dec 18, 2022
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm


The STORY:
A Christmas Carol, a Ghost Story of Christmas, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843.  Dickens toured the US in the 1860s performing a one man telling of A Christmas Carol.

Back by popular demand .... Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the trio of Christmas ghosts, and the story of what happens when a bitter old man is given one last chance at redemption, are as well-known as any of Dickens’ characters. They’ve been portrayed in films and on TV around the world and now you can meet them all, live on stage in Spotlighters’ captivating, one-man adaptation.

Using only Dickens’ inimitable language, Phil Gallagher’s performance will thrill and chill audiences of all ages. With minimal props and costume, Gallagher portrays all these much-loved characters and breathes new life into a story that is as moving, relevant, and redemptive as it was when first written over 170 years ago.


Pricing
Adults:  $24;  Seniors, Students, Military:  $21
Ten Spot Thursday (Dec 15, 2022 - 8pm)  $10




[title of show]


music & lyrics by Jeff Bowen
book by Hunter Bell
directed by Stephen Foreman
Jan 20 - Feb 5, 2023
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm


The STORY:
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi, and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about.

Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival's deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] -- taken from the space on the festival's application form which asks for the "[title of show]" -- follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes, they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends, and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre -- a uniquely American art form -- and to the joy of collaboration.


Pricing
Adults:  $24;  Seniors, Students, Military:  $21
Ten Spot Thursday (Jan 26, 2023 - 8pm)  $10




Do Not Go Gentle


by Susan Zeder
directed by Alanna Kiewe
Mar 3 - 19, 2023
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm


The STORY:
Lillian Boedecker Barron is 84 years old, vibrant, funny, wise, and ... recently deceased! During her lifetime, Lillian shared a special, long-distance bond with her granddaughter, Kelly, and suffered an estrangement from her son Windsor, a Colonel in the Air Force, as he moved his family from base to base all over the world.

After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot move on until the rifts are somehow mended. Windsor and Kelly come from overseas to settle Lillian's affairs and are aghast to discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific murals and drawings.

As they unravel secrets of the paintings, the two make astonishing discoveries about themselves and a special relationship between Lillian and a neighborhood child. This powerful, poignant play explores the wonder of words and the transformative power of art as it offers humor and hope to anyone who is, or has ever been, a grandparent, parent, or a child.


Pricing
Adults:  $24;  Seniors, Students, Military:  $21
Ten Spot Thursday (Mar 9, 2023 - 8pm)  $10




Vanya, & Sonia, & Masha, & Spike


by Christopher Durang
directed by Aly Ettman
Apr 14 - Apr 30, 2023
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm


The STORY:
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.

Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.


Pricing
Adults:  $24;  Seniors, Students, Military:  $21
Ten Spot Thursday (Apr 20, 2023 - 8pm)  $10




'night, Mother


by Marsha Norman
directed by Suzanne Beal
May 26 - June 11, 2023
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm


The STORY:
The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie’s father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne’er-do-well; her last job didn’t work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable.

As the play begins Jessie asks for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build.

In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.


Pricing
Adults:  $24;  Seniors, Students, Military:  $21
Ten Spot Thursday (June 1, 2023 - 8pm)  $10




Baltimore Playwrights Festival Production
     . . . Specific Show to be announced


written by . . . 
directed by . . . 
July 7 - 16, 2023
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm                          


A New Work by a local Baltimore Playwright. 


Pricing
All Tickets $20
Ten Spot Thursday
(July 13, 2023 - 8pm) $10 




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