THE FOREIGNER
by Larry Shue

directed by Sherrionne Brown
Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2019 and Jan 3 - Jan 12, 2020


The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go.

When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife's illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a "foreigner" from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he's a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge's guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge.

Set against a backdrop of white supremacy and the KKK, who work to take control of the lodge and remove the "Foreigner" this comedy allows us to confront the xenophobia and racism still present today.


Opening Night Reception: Fri, Dec 13, 2019
Join the cast & director following the performance

Ten Spot Thursday: Thur, Dec 19, 2019
All Tickets just $10.00

Talk Back with Cast & Director: Sun, Jan 5, 2020
Immediately following performance




Audrey Herman Celebration - 2020

Sat, Jan 18, 2020


It's the '20s . . . . again! 

So, let's Party at
                         Spotlighters' Speakeasy.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Doors open at 6:00pm       Tell Joe, . . . "Let's Misbehave!"

Audrey Herman Celebration
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Doors open at 6pm
for an evening of entertainment, food, libations, raffles, dancing and awards!
Dress: Your best Gatsby, Gangster, Flapper or Cocktail Wear

Matthew's 1600
1600 Frederick Road Catonsville, MD 21228
Ellicott Room
  -  Parking Available onsite.

Award Recipients
Audrey Herman Award - Maria Broom
Spotlighters Awards - Andrea Bush & Michael I. Blum

Tickets: $100 per person, Reservations Required
RSVP by Jan 6, 2020 at 6pm

An evening to celebrate Spotlighters Theatre!




Cabaret 58 Series

To be Announced

Jan 24, 2020 - 8pm

Tickets $20




THE SHADOW BOX
by Michael Cristofer

directed by Sharon Weaver
Feb 7 - Mar 1, 2020


Joe, Brian, and Felicity come from different walks of life, different parts of the country, and are in different stages of accepting the things they have in common: they are all dying of cancer, and they are all living out their final days, in company with friends and family, in homey hospice cottages on the green and pleasant grounds of a large California hospital.

They are observed, studied, and counseled by an invisible Interviewer as they talk candidly about their emotional and physical struggles, and face interpersonal challenges: Joe’s wife Maggie, in denial about her husband’s impending death, refuses to go inside his cottage; artistic Brian, busy trying to write and paint enough for twelve lifetimes, must mediate between his ex-wife Beverly and his boyfriend Mark; and Felicity, confused and in pain, refuses to die until she gets a visit from her daughter Claire -- a daughter who has been dead for years.

Michael Cristofer’s sensitive, emotionally devastating, ground-breaking play exploring the end of life experience won both a Tony Award for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1977.


Opening Night Reception:  Fri, Feb 7, 2020
Join the cast & director following the performance

Ten Spot Thursday: Thur, Feb 13, 2020
All Tickets just $10.00

Talk Back with Cast & Director: Sun, Feb 23, 2020
Immediately following performance




DOGFIGHT
by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul (Music and Lyrics) and Peter Duchan (Book); 
​Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort

directed by Michael Blum,
in collaboration with Baltimore Design School for costumes and set design
Mar 20 - Apr 12, 2020


Dogfight tells the story of three young Marines, who, on the eve of their deployment to Southeast Asia, indulge in a night of debauchery that includes playing a cruel joke on unsuspecting women. In the rowdy process, PFC Eddie Birdlace meets awkward and idealistic Rose Fenny, who survives the insults to teach Eddie about the power of compassion.

The haunting, beautiful score and the heartbreaking plot, set against the tapestry of events of the 1960s, take audiences on a memorable theatrical journey through the horrors of war and a woman’s realization of her worth as a human being.


​Opening Night Reception: Fri, Mar 20, 2020
Join the cast & director following the performance

Ten Spot Thursday: Thur, Mar 26, 2020
All Tickets just $10.00​

Talk Back w/ Cast & Director: Sun, Apr 5, 2020
Immediately following performance




Cabaret 58 Series

To be Announced

Apr 17, 2020 - 8pm

Tickets $20




A Midsummer Gender Fluid Dream
an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

directed by Lanore Blake 
May 1 - May 24, 2020


In A Midsummer Night's Dream, residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest, with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Bottom the weaver and his friends rehearse in the woods a play they hope to stage for the wedding celebrations.

Four young Athenians are in a romantic tangle. Lysander and Demetrius love Hermia; she loves Lysander and her friend Helena loves Demetrius. Hermia’s father, Egeus, commands Hermia to marry Demetrius, and Theseus supports the father’s right. All four young Athenians end up in the woods, where Robin Goodfellow, who serves the fairy king Oberon, puts flower juice on the eyes of Lysander, and then Demetrius, unintentionally causing both to love Helena. Oberon, who is quarreling with his wife, Titania, uses the flower juice on her eyes. She falls in love with Bottom, who now, thanks to Robin Goodfellow, wears an ass's head.

As the lovers sleep, Robin Goodfellow restores Lysander's love for Hermia, so that now each young woman is matched with the man she loves. Oberon disenchants Titania and removes Bottom’s ass’s head. The two young couples join the royal couple in getting married, and Bottom rejoins his friends to perform the play.


Opening Night Reception:  Fri, May 1, 2020
Join the cast & director following the performance

Ten Spot Thursday: Thur, May 7, 2020
All Tickets just $10.00

Talk Back with Cast & Director: Sun, May 17, 2020
Immediately following performance




ZANNA DON'T 
by Tim Acito (Book, Music and Lyrics);
additional book & lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris

Directed by Stephen Foreman
June 12 - July 5, 2020


Welcome to Heartsville High, set in a world where everyone is gay–well, almost everyone! The big-man-on-campus is the chess champion, and the captain of the football team is made cool by being cast as the lead in the school musical.

The students write a controversial show called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” about straight people in the military, which becomes the catalyst for a young man and woman to fall in love. Enter Zanna, a magical, musical fairy who, with a wave of his wand, brings true love to one and all!


Opening Night Reception:  Fri, June 12, 2020
Join the cast & director following the performance

Ten Spot Thursday: Thur, June 18, 2020
All Tickets just $10.00

Talk Back with Cast & Director: Sun, June 28, 2020
Immediately following performance




Cabaret 58 Series

To be Announced

July 10, 2020 - 8pm

Tickets $20




DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by Donald Margulies
Directed by Darlene Harris
July 24 - Aug 16, 2020


Gabe and Karen, a happily married, middle-aged couple, live in Connecticut. They have been friends with Tom and Beth, another married couple, for many years. In fact, it was Gabe and Karen who introduced their friends in the first place. While having dinner at Gabe and Karen's home, Beth tearfully reveals that she is getting a divorce from Tom, who has been unfaithful.

Tom, who had been away on business, finds out that Beth has told their friends about the looming divorce, and hastens to Gabe and Karen's home. Tom and Beth had planned to tell their friends about their breakup together, but Tom now believes that Beth unfairly has presented herself as the wronged party, and feels he must present his own side of the story.

The time flashes back 12 years to a vacation home on Martha's Vineyard, when Karen and Gabe introduce Beth to Tom. Over the course of the play, both couples are seen at different ages and stages of their lives. Tom and Beth's breakup affects Gabe and Karen, who first feel compelled to choose sides, and then begin to question the strength of their own seemingly tranquil marriage. They also begin to see the real meaning behind their friendships with Tom and Beth.


Opening Night Reception:  Fri, July 24, 2020
Join the cast & director following the performance

Ten Spot Thursday: Thur, July 30, 2020
All Tickets just $10.00

Talk Back with Cast & Director: Sun, Aug 9, 2020
Immediately following performance




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