Strand Theater Company presents a Baltimore Premiere of You Probably Think This Play Is About You by Maija DiGiorgio - a one-woman hilarious and meaningful exploration of love and life, artifice and theatrics, through the eyes of modernized Shakespearean characters. Closely related to Shakespeare's As You Like It, like Rosalind, Maija dons a variety of "masks" in her effort to trick the man of her dreams into falling in love with her. Written by Maija DiGiorgio, Adam Greenbaum, and Tony Martinelli. Choreographed by Heather McConnell. Directed by Rain Pryor. The production will begin with a Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, March 21, will officially open the following night, and run through April 6. Tickets to the Dress Rehearsal are $5, Opening Night - $25, general admission $20, Seniors (over 65) - $15, Students (with ID) -$10.
The show is a mid-season substitution for the previously scheduled Broke Wide Open, which encountered scheduling and royalty conflicts.
About the show Don't miss this "How to make yourself look better than him, while revealing to him that you are in love with him, without making a fool of yourself...Instead making yourself look like a genius dream girl on a theatrical level so that the world applauds you...which makes him look 2 feet tall... (which isn't much taller than he already is), driving him to plummet to a premature death. IF he still, after all the trouble you've gone through, has the balls to reject you, which will not matter because you're going to blow up without him anyway, and be rich and famous, and you'll be with someone-anyone, anyone you want that's richer, taller, and has more hair than that a**hole you wrote this stupid show for" show!!!!
About the Artist - Maija Digiorgio is a gifted film director, writer, actor, comedian and producer. Recognized as one of the industry's top "A-List" female comics she received standing ovations on Showtime at the Apollo and Def Comedy Jam. She also scored a hit with her morning show airing on Hot 97 the #1 Radio station in the country. Maija has been featured on Sex in the City, Comics Unleashed, BETs Comic View and numerous other TV appearances. Turning to film, she wrote and directed the star-studded film Hollywood Outlaws receiving rave reviews from Variety and the New York Times, a comic masterpiece of uproarious unpredictability. Taking her talents on the road have included critically acclaimed University and College campus productions "America Dehoochified", and "The Ultimate Diversity Guide" and RAT"S: Love & Obsession for Neurotics".
Most recently she has turned her attention to founding and building the Hollywood Outlaws Media Network. With little more than a dream and a relentless will to succeed she has created and starred in several hit comedies. Mostly wild parodies that mix satire with a dash of intelligence; they include Tea Totin-Morning Show, a spoof of the Tea Party Movement; The Famika Show, her hilarious take on the Late Night Talk Shows , and Maija Digiorgio Presents. It's safe to say that Maijas finger prints have been on every aspect of the Hollywood Outlaws Media Network. You name it she does it creating, writing, producing, editing and more
Thursday, March 21, 8pm - Final Dress
Friday, March 22, 8pm - Opening Night (Pre-show reception, post-show Q&A)
Saturday, March 23, 8pm
Thursday, March 28, 8pm
Friday, March 29, 8pm
Saturday, March 30, 8pm
Thursday, April 4, 8pm
Friday, April 5, 8pm
Saturday, April 6, 8pm
Final Dress: $5, Adult: $20, Senior (over 65): $15,
Student (with current ID): $10, Opening Night: $25
About the Strand.
The Strand Theater Company champions challenging and provocative theater that especially celebrates women's diverse voices and perspectives while bringing together the creative talents of both women and men as artists, technicians, and administrators. We invite patrons to experience some of the region's best contemporary and reinterpreted works for the stage in our intimate midtown theater.
Since launching in 2008, the Strand has presented 17 full-length plays, including eight World Premieres; offered 75% of the artistic positions on its productions-as playwrights, directors, designers, stage managers, and actors-to women; provided affordable theater space to many organizations and independent artists; and played an integral role in the revitalization of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
In August 2011, the Strand was honored as one of Baltimore magazine's "Top 5 Baltimore Theaters," along with CENTERSTAGE, Everyman, the Hippodrome, and Single Carrot. To learn more about the Strand Theater Company, visit strand-theater.org.