The Baltimore Playwrights Festival continues its Thirty-First Season with tonight's July 20th opening of Lethal Injection, by Michael Reimann, at The Vagabond Players, 806 South Broadway, Baltimore, Md (410-563-9135). Directed by Larry Pinker, Lethal Injection runs through August 5th, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased on-line at www.vagabondplayers.org, or at the door.
In Michael Reimann's new play, Lethal Injection, the audience plays the role of the jury. Stakes couldn't be more serious for two well-bred brothers accused of murdering an intruder in their Texas home. A conviction means death by lethal injection. All is not what it seems in this high-intensity, high-impact courtroom drama. At the sound of the gavel - court is in session.
Michael Reimann, a native of Washington, DC, graduated from the same high school where Warren Beatty, Shirley McLean and Sandra Bullock started their drama training. He earned his BA and MA at Lenoir Rhyne College and George Washington University respectively. He is the author of two novels: The Man Who Discovers Himself and My Christmas Angel - the latter of which has been optioned for film -- and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
The Baltimore Playwrights Festival has presented 273 scripts by 165 playwrights, produced by 25 different companies, over the past 30 Years. Our mission is to provide an environment that nurtures the talents of Maryland and DC playwrights through public readings, discussions, critiques and workshopping of new plays. Our summer season is devoted to the presentation of these newly developed works in cooperation with local area theaters. Further information can be found at www.baltplayfest.org.