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1-800-MICE is a sprawling and surreal soap opera concerning the fate of Volcano Park, a “seething interspecies metropolis” of the nearish-future populated by humans, evolved animals, and a ruling caste of sentient trees. Volcano Park is in peril – plagued by authoritarian cops, a violent gang of dandy criminals peddling designer drugs and mass oblivion, and a blossoming class-war that threatens to unravel the already-tenuous threads holding the city together. To make matters worse, a mysterious meteor is now racing toward earth.
We topple headfirst into a web of political intrigue and cultural warfare fueled by unhinged psyches, fetishistic eroticism, corporate paranoia, cyber saturation, and new age quackery led by a slew of villainous interests – Aunty Lakeford, The Great Partaker, and the LA Shogun, former bandmates competing for their immortalities and cultural dominance, and Doctor Vial, a cult leader and drug kingpin of the arboreal drug known as Creosote.
These megalomaniacs threaten to bring about the apocalypse of Volcano Park and existence as we know it. Can this diseased city be saved before its mass annihilation? Can anyone be saved?
Directed by Sarah Jacklin*
Adapted by Carly J. Bales and Sarah Jacklin* from the comic novel of Matthew Thurber
Featuring Jacob Zabawa, Nina Mae, Dave Iden*, Carly J. Bales, Alex Scally, Martin Kasey, Philip Rogers, and Suzie Doogan
1-800-MICE opens on Black Friday, November 25th, at 8PM
Tickets are $15, $7 for Student or EBT card holders
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1-800-MICE*, The Tempest, The Shattering Frame*, and The King of Howard Street* + our Knee Play Series (Three new performance pieces throughout the year. Featured artists: Evan Moritz, Emily Hall, and Jake Budenz)
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We’re having a swell year!
It’s been a great year so far at Annex and we are very proud to share it with you! Annex Theater has received another slate of awards including Best Theater (Baltimore Magazine), Best Company, Best Play, and Best Character Actor (Baltimore City Paper) to company member Dave Iden who we are probably actively embarrassing for posting this right now. Thank you. Thank you. Your continued support keeps us doing seemingly impossible things.
We have announced our 2016 – 2017 season!
This exciting season includes an eclectic array of new works and world premieres (The Shattering Frame, The King of Howard Street, Stupid Ghost), company-derived adaptations (1-800-MICE), and classics (The Tempest).
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