​​Scharf's Schorts
     . . . an evening of 8 short plays!

written by Mark Scharf
directed by Erin Klarner and Jen Sizer
stage managed by Paul Saar

Performance Dates:   Fri:   Oct 22, 29 - 8:00pm
                               Sat:  Oct 23, 30 - 8:00pm;
                                       Nov 6 - 2:00pm
                               Sun: Oct 24, 31, Nov 7 - 2:00pm
                               TEN SPOT Thursday, Oct 28 - 8:00pm

Eight short plays to welcome you back into LIVE THEATRE!   
Come and help us Turn the Lights On Again!

 A Christmas Carol
                ... a one man show

written by Charles Dickens
edited & adapted for the stage by Sherrionne Brown and Phil Gallagher
directed by Sherrionne Brown
stage managed by

Performance Dates: Fri: Dec 10, 17 - 8:00pm
                                 Sat: Dec 11, 18 - 8:00pm
                                 Sun: Dec 12, 19 - 2:00pm
                                 TEN SPOT Thursday - Dec 16 - 8:00pm

Join us for limited engagement of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL - in the style that Dickens himself performed the work, when he toured the United States in the 1840s.

“Bah! Humbug!”

Is there a more famous response to being wished “Merry Christmas!”?

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.

Much Ado About Nothing

written by William Shakespeare
edited & adapted by Michael Blum
directed by Michael Blum
stage managed by Mark Merryfield

Performance Dates: Fri: Jan 21, 28, Feb 4 - 8:00pm
                                 Sat: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5 - 8:00pm
                                 Sun: Jan 23, 20, Feb 6 - 2:00pm
                                 TEN SPOT Thursday - Jan 27 - 8:00pm

Join us for a new look at one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies....

Much Ado About Nothing, a 1598 comedy by William Shakespeare, features two romantic pairings that emerge when a group of soldiers arrive in town. The first, between the two young lovers Hero and Claudio, is almost upset by a villain’s fiendish plot; the second, between the more mature lovers Beatrice and Benedick, is hampered by the fact that the two begin by hating each other! “Noting” or “nothing" means gossip, rumor and eavesdropping, and thus witty banter, secrets and trickery form the backbone of the play's comedy, intrigue and action. Plus tuneful songs, formal dances and comic turns by the malaprop-afflicted Constable Dogberry!

... or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

written by Matt Cox
directed by Alanna Kiewe
stage managed by

Performance Dates: Mar 4, 2022 - Mar 20, 2022
                             Fri:   Mar 4, 11, & 18 at 8:00pm
                             Sat:  Mar 5, 12, & 19 at 8:00pm
                             Sun: Mar 6, 13, & 20 at 2:00pm
                             TEN SPOT Thursday:  Mar 10, 2022 at 8:00pm

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

The Mousetrap

written by Agatha Christie
directed by Paul Saar
stage managed by

Performance Dates: Apr 15 - May 1, 2022
                                 Fri:   Apr 15, 22, & 29 at 8:00pm
                                 Sat:  Apr 16, 23, & 30 at 8:00pm
                                 Sun: Apr 17, 24 & May 1 at 2:00pm
                                 TEN SPOT Thursday: Apr 21, 2022 at 8:00pm

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by a snow storm, discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the history of London's West End.

'night Mother

written by Marsha Norman
directed by Suzanne Beal
stage managed by

Performance Dates: May 27 - June 12, 2022
                             Fri:   May 27, June 3, & 10 at 8:00pm
                             Sat:  May 28, June 4 & 11 at 8:00pm
                             Sun: May 29, June 5 & 12 at 2:00pm
                             TEN SPOT Thursday: June 2, 2022 at 8:00pm

What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter Jessie has had it. A middle-aged epileptic unable to drive or hold a job, with a failed marriage and a drug-addicted runaway son on the wrong side of the law, Jessie can find no reason to keep living. How can Thelma convince her daughter that life is worth living if she can't feel her pain? How can she end her daughter's embrace of death before morning?.

Zanna Don't

written by Tim Acito (Book, Music and Lyrics);
                with additional book & lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris

directed by Stephen Foreman
musically directed by Michael Tan
choreographed by
stage managed by

Performance Dates: July 8 - 24, 2022
                             Fri:   July 8, 15, & 22 at 8:00pm
                             Sat:  July 9, 16, & 23 at 8:00pm
                             Sun: July 10, 17, & 24 at 2:00pm
                             TEN SPOT Thursday: July 14, 2022 at 8:00pm

Welcome to Heartsville USA, a wholesome, patriotic town in a parallel universe where the captain of the chess team is a sex symbol, the quarterback is a nerd, and everyone happens to be LGBTQIA+—well, almost everyone. Enter Zanna, a magical, hall monitor with the power to bring true love to one and all! Unfortunately, lurking beneath the loving surface are a few prejudices the town has never been forced to confront. Until now... With soaring pop-tunes and unapologetic optimism, Zanna Don't forces us all to think about for what—and whom—we will make a stand.

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

written by 
directed by 
stage managed by

Performance Dates: Aug 19 - 28, 2022
                             Fri:   Aug 19 & 26 at 8:00pm
                             Sat:  Aug 20 & 27 at 8:00pm
                             Sun: Aug 21 & 28 at 2:00pm
                             TEN SPOT Thursday: Aug 25, 2022 at 8:00pm

A New work by a local Baltimore Playwright.   

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