January 26 – February 19
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Evan Moritz
The third play of our 2016 – 2017 season directed by our Founding Artistic Director, Evan Moritz.
Prospero – a sorcerer and former Duke of Milan – and their daughter Miranda have managed to survive and thrive on a remote island for twelve years after being exiled and left to die by Prospero’s treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero becomes obsessed with avenging their name and bringing their daughter to her rightful place in society. Conjuring a violent tempest on the waters, they are able to entrap a ship carrying Antonio and a court of Neapolitans. The ship wrecks on this island that rests between galaxies – somewhere between the rational waking world and the magic dream world. Inhabitants from both these worlds collide as Prospero is forced to confront their past life and conquer their deep-seated lust for vengeance.
Featuring Aladrian Wetzel, Mika Nakano, Jonathan Jacobs, Kathy Vary, June Keating, Molly Marguiles*, Carly J. Bales*, Betsey Lyons, Sarah Lamar*, Mike Ziccardi, and Desirae Bush.
Le Mondo is raising $60,000 to open its first venue and bar!
In 2013, a group of Baltimore artist-organizers (including Annex Theater’s Founding Artistic Director, Evan Moritz) came together to address the growing issues of safe, affordable art space and to create a way to collectively empower each other and share resources. The result of those conversations was Le Mondo. They’ve built the dream of an artist-owned-and-driven performing arts complex from the ground up with the community’s help from the beginning. Now, Le Mondo project is comprised of three historic buildings on Baltimore’s Howard Street corridor that will include: two performance spaces for theater, music, and experimental work, a neighborhood bar, affordable artist studios and live/work apartments, rehearsal/workshop space, and a cafe.
Le Mondo is almost ready to open its first building, MONDO, at 404 – 406 North Howard Street – a flexible performance venue, neighborhood bar, and artist studios. They are raising $60,000 by February 2017 to open their doors to the public in March 2017. Not only is this a huge asset and model for the Baltimore arts community, but it will also be the future forever-home of Annex Theater. Help us empower ourselves and the Baltimore arts community through grassroots development and collective ownership. Donate here:
Master and Margarita named #4 in Top Ten Plays of 2016
Annex company member Jacob Budenz flirted with biting off more than he could chew by adapting and directing Mikhail Bulgakov’s carnavalesque Soviet satire, in which the Devil and his entourage come to Moscow. That Budenz and Annex pulled it off—with a nearly three-hour running time to boot—is due to its budget visual extravagance and the performers in two pivotal roles. Autumn Breaud brought a serene vulnerability to the star-crossed Margarita, while Martin Kasey nearly walked away with the production as Woland, playing this devilish figure like a Paul Lynde exterminating angel, the kind of judge, jury, and executioner who makes a wittily fey comment right before burning everything to the ground. (City Paper)
Become an Annex Theater Member!
The easiest way to show your support for our exciting new work is to become a yearly member of the Annex Theater. Pick a subscription that works best for you. If you’ve seen a show in our season already, we can deduct your ticket price from the subscription price too!
Full Season – $99
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)
Half Season – $49
3 plays of your choice during our season + our Knee Play Series
Opening Night Series – $119
Invitation to opening night party of 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)
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.
Support Radical, Experimental Performance in Baltimore
This year, we’re kicking off our 8th season producing award-winning and critically-acclaimed bleeding edge, intimate theater. We’ve made some bold and exciting advancements this year and as we build and refine our organization, we’re asking you to join us in making it happen.