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  The Baltimore Waltz at Keegan Theatre

The Baltimore Waltz

Keegan Theatre
1742 Church Street, NW Washington

Best known to theater audiences for her Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz centers on Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher diagnosed with ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease, a fatal new malady with a high risk factor for elementary school teachers. She and her brother, Carl, fly off to Europe to find a cure... and an adventure. Anna decides she wants to drown herself in the sensuality of food and sex, while Carl becomes involved in a wild espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister. But it becomes clear something's not quite right when Anna shows slides of their trip to Europe where each frame looks exactly like Baltimore. Experience the comedy-drama The Baltimore Waltz at Washington, DC's Keegan Theatre.

Thru - Feb 9, 2019

Box Office: 703-892-0202

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  The Baltimore Waltz Reviews
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BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended

"...The Keegan Theatre's The Baltimore Waltz is a confrontation of mortality, a hilarious farce, an expose of the limits of the medical system, a noir thriller, and crucially, a flawlessly staged and acted production. The play's many facets and refusal to map its themes on to a traditional three act structure might frustrate the more literally-minded. But even when the production's fantastical world does not seem strictly real, its beating heart feels very, very true."
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Hannah Landsberger

DC Metro Theater Arts - Recommended

"...Director Susan Maria Rhea’s production is certainly attuned to what makes Vogel’s play standout from other politically-minded postmodern works of the era. Yet, there’s something slightly off-key in the comic execution that doesn’t precisely attain the ideal offered by the play’s blueprint. Nevertheless, Keegan’s production is a pleasure to watch and recommended to anyone who takes delight in the peculiar world of Paula Vogel."
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Beatrice Loayz

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...“A myth is a public dream,” Joseph Campbell once wrote. “A dream is a private myth.” The Baltimore Waltz is conceived in a way which might have allowed it to join the other great myths we use to help us apprehend the Endless No, but it is not there yet. Mythmaking is a task reserved for our greatest writers – Virgil for Eurydice, for example, or in our own day, Tony Kushner for Angels in America. I hope yet to see one come from Ms. Vogel."
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Tim Treanor

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