Strand Theater Company welcomes Baltimore playwright, performer and theater professor Susan McCully with her three-woman show Inexcusable Fantasies, exploring, often comically, her secret and not-so-secret obsessions with Martha Stewart, Harley Davidson, and Grandma's Oil of Olay. The production is a Baltimore premiere and the second offering of the Strand 2012-13 Season, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Rain Pryor. It runs November 1-17.
McCully, a scholar of feminist theater at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, wrote, produced, and stars in this autobiographical show about sexual politics, lust "over forty," cloning, eye surgery, vision, revision and the unmistakably erotic powers of Martha Stewart's marzipan. The play is directed by fellow UMBC professor Eve Muson, whose work has been seen recently at Rep Stage (Las Meninas, Speech and Debate) and with UMBC at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Las Meninas). The acting trio is rounded out by Wendy Salkind and Sarah Ford Gorman,
Strand Artistic Director Rain Pryor is thrilled with the new partnership at the Strand. "Eve Muson and Susan McCully are true Baltimore homegrown artists", says Pryor. "It is a privilege for the Strand to bring these two brilliant women to the community, and to show off what diverse talents we have in our city."
Inexcusable Fantasies begins with a Preview on Thursday, November 1, followed by the Opening Night on Saturday, November 3. Performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through November 17. All shows begin at 8 pm. General Admission is $20. Seniors are $15, and students are $10 (with valid ID). Tickets to the preview performance are $5 and Opening Night tickets are $25.