The Baltimore Playwrights Festival (www.baltplayfest.org) continues its Thirty-First Season with the August 3rd opening of Following Sarah, by Rich Espey, at Fells Point Corner Theater (www.fpct.org), 251 South Ann Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, 410-276-7837. Directed by Anne Shoemaker,Following Sarah runs through August 26th, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. There will be two Thursday performances on August 9th and August 23rd at 8 pm. Opening weekend all tickets are $10.00, all other performances are $12. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.fpct.org, or at the door.
Maddy, Kat and Julia are high-achieving, super-stressed seniors on the Cross Country team at Thwaite Academy. An email from their former teammate Sarah threatens to push them over The Edge. Why? Because Sarah died after winning last year’s Cross Country Championship. Following Sarah, by Rich Espey, takes us on a magical journey with young women figuring out how to survive in today's achievement-obsessed culture.
Rich Espey’s plays have been produced throughout the United States. Recent highlights include Rice Futures at the 2010 Source Festival and Three Andys produced by Single Carrot Theatre at the Baltimore Museum of Art. His award-winning play Hope’s Arbor was produced by Gallery Players in New York City in June, 2008. Rich is a two time winner of the Carol Weinberg Award for best play at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. He is a D.C./Baltimore Regional co-representative of the Dramatists Guild, a member of DC’s Playwrights Gymnasium and the Playwrights Group of Baltimore, has served as Chair of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival and is currently the President of the Board of Single Carrot Theatre. Rich proudly teaches science at The Park School of Baltimore. Check out samples of his work and a production history atwww.richespey.net.
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 atwww.baltplayfest.org.