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The Baltimore Waltz


The Baltimore Waltz

The Baltimore Waltz is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's tragical-farcical love letter to her brother, Carl, who died of AIDS in 1988. It is a breathless, bawdy, and dreamlike tour through a Europe that exists only in the imagination of old Hollywood.

Anna has contracted a dread illness - Acquired Toilet Disease, or ATD - and her brother Carl whisks her through Europe to find an experimental cure. Only after countless sexual adventures and film-noir-style intrigue with the mysterious Third Man do we discover the truth.

Please note: This show will have strobe light effects for part of the performance.


Director: Kamela Dolinova has previously directed In The Jar, The Winter's Tale, and As You Like It for Theatre@First. She trained in theatre at Drew University and has worked with New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Bickford Theatre, Two River Theatre Company, Unreliable Narrator, and others. She treasures working with actors to bring out their best performances, and is increasingly interested in movement-based theatre. She doesn't bite unless you ask really nicely.



Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA


Performance Schedule

Thursday   June 20   8 pm
Friday   June 21   8 pm
Saturday   June 22   8 pm
Thursday   June 27   8 pm
Friday   June 28   8 pm
Saturday   June 29   2 pm (matinee)



Anna ..... Brigid Battell
Carl ..... John Olson
The Third Man ..... James Scheffler
Ensemble ..... Tyler Hagan
    Natasha Pierre
    Vickie Wu Torpey


Production Team

Director ..... Kamela Dolinova
Producer ..... Chris DeKalb
Technical Director/
Set Designer
..... Hilary Caplan
Assistant Director ..... John Deschene
Stage Manager ..... Shelley MacAskill
Asst Stage Manager/
Rehearsal Asst
..... Lisa Sturgeon
Dramaturg ..... Daniel Dolinov
Lighting Designer/
Assistant TD
..... Kay Coughlin
Projections Artist ..... Andy Hicks
Sound Designer ..... Neil Marsh
Props Coordinator ..... Cat Bryant
Costume Designers ..... Amanda Dausman and Sharon Neely
Graphic Designer ..... Xenia Latii
Ad Sales ..... Daniel McConvey
Publicity ..... John Deschene
Program Layout ..... Elizabeth Hunter