What’s Next at Annex?
Dark World’s Destruction 2
By Derek Carr // Directed by Evan Moritz
MARCH 15 – APRIL 8
THURSDAYS – SUNDAYS, 8PM
Annex Theater – 219 Park Ave.
$15 General | $7 Students/EBT card holders
Additional discounts available
Life as we know it is in danger. It threatens to destroy all that we love and to unravel the very fabric of our universe! Its name? The Unstoppable Shadow. There is only one man could possibly contend with such an obliterating force. His name? Derek.
But the Unstoppable Shadow has already taken over the body of the President and brainwashed Derek’s friends! The only way Derek can stop Shadow is to free his darker half, team up with a being from another dimension, and transcend far past the known limits of his powers. But can they defeat The Unstoppable Shadow?
Dark World’s Destruction 2 is a fast paced, visually stimulating, spectacle theatre piece written by Derek Carr. In the play, Carr is both the writer and a fictional stand-in for himself in the play. Blending his experiences growing up in South Baltimore within tropes of fantasy and anime, Carr creates a unique piece of science fiction where abstract combat clashes with the inner dimensions of Derek’s mind. Derek is the hero of the light world, charged with protecting our utopia at any cost but dark forces seek to control and obliterate his friends and family in an attempt to turn Derek toward destruction and death.
This play is a sequel to Dark World’s Destruction, a play Annex Theater produced in 2010 when Carr was only 14! While the first Dark World’s Destruction dealt with planet hopping and the rediscovery of family, the sequel confronts the anxieties of losing family and friends. Annex is excited to kick off its 2018 season with this new work by a truly unique theatrical voice in Baltimore.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Evan Moritz is the Founding Artistic Director of Annex Theater where he has directed over twenty plays since 2008. With a particular love for bringing science fiction and classical pieces to new light on the stage, he has directed works such as Flatland, The Tempest, Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy, The Left Hand of Darkness, Ubik, and The Magic Flute. Moritz is delighted to be working with the playwright again. Derek Carr’s unique approach to science fiction and fantasy has intrigued Moritz since 2009, when they first met in an after-school program.
ABOUT THE DESIGN TEAM
Dark World’s Destruction 2 sees the return of Annex Theater house favorites such as: Costumer Susan MacCorkle whose stunning recent work includes Flatland (2016) and The Tempest (2017); Videographer and filmmaker Rachel Dwiggins (1-800-MICE, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman); and sound designer David Crandall (Stupid Ghost, Music Director: The Magic Flute, The Master and Margarita)
Auditions for Life or Theatre?
March 18 and 19 at Annex Theater
219 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD
Annex Theater is holding auditions for LIFE OR THEATRE? the next show of its 2018 season. LIFE OR THEATRE? is a new work written and directed by Carly J. Bales (Director: Stupid Ghost, Cleveland; Recent: The Tempest), adapted from the work and life of artist Charlotte Salomon.
Scripts and sides will be provided via email and at the audition. Bringing a short monologue and song is preferred but not required!
Season Tickets Now Available!
Annex Theater’s 2018 Season Passes now available!
Get excited for:
Dark World’s Destruction 2
By Derek Carr
Directed by Evan Moritz
March 15 – April 8, 2018
Life or Theatre?
Written and Directed by Carly J Bales
Adapted from the Works of Charlotte Salomon
May 24 – June 17, 2018
TBA Devised Piece
Directed by Roz Cauthen
A world-premiere performance work from local writer and director Roz Cauthen
Written by Scott Patterson
A Co-Production with Afro House
Master and Margarita named #4 in Top Ten Plays of 2016
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.