An aging rockabilly one-time star plots his comeback in an original work by Maryland playwright Mark Scharf (pictured below, left) in the Theatrical Mining Company's (TMC) presentation of "Hired Gun," part of the 2012 Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Scharf's plays have appeared across the USA and internationally, garnering numerous awards.
Thursday – Saturday, July 26 – 28 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 29 matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Load of Fun Theater Parking: Free parking on lot accessed around corner 120 W. North Avenue from North Avenue on Howard Street. Baltimore, MD SYNOPSIS: Once there was the King, the Killer and the Fat Man of Rock n' Roll. But time has left the Fat Man forgotten in the Louisiana bayou. Jesse now has the fastest and cleanest hand in rock. Jesse's a hired gun; a studio musician who chooses his projects. Dewitt can see his way back to the top with Jesse playing for him, boyhood friend Red as his personal "Colonel," and sassy young wife Sherri by his side. Intrigued by the faded rockabilly star with the chutzpah to stage an Act II, Jesse travels to the bayou only to discover rock 'n roll never dies even when it should. WHO: Producer: Barry Feinstein/Theatrical Mining Company; Playwright: Mark Scharf; Director: Stacey Bonds; Set Designer: Bush Greenbeck CAST: Jesse (Tucker Foltz); Dewitt (Rodney Bonds); Red (Mike Ware); Sherri (Sarah Eberhardt)
TICKETS: $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee for on-line purchases via Brown Paper Tickets. Advance purchase on-line recommended as seating is limited). http://www.brownpapertickets.com; Running time: 2 acts -- 90 minutes with one intermission
"This well-written play knows how to set up a confrontational situation that's destined to end up with a guitar being wielded as, er, a battle ax." – Mike Giuliano, The Baltimore Sun Mike
"In lesser hands the characters that Scharf has created for Hired Gun could easily become exaggerations of familiar clichés… In Scharf's hands the lesson learned is not what we expect. " - Mark Squirek, Baltimore Broadway World
INFO: Visit www.tmc.originalplays.com