Baltimore performance artist McCully talks, often comically, about her secret and not-so-secret obsessions with Martha Stewart, Harleys, and a certain sex toy. INEXCUSABLE FANTASIES has been described as "outrageous and downright inspired."
A scholar of feminist theatre at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, as well as a dramaturg, playwright and performer, McCully opened the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival a few years back with this show. INEXCUSABLE FANTASIES is directed by Eve Muson.
The Cast includes Sarah Ford Gorman, Susan McCully, Wendy Salkind. Also, The Artistic Team includes Christina Cordle (Stage Management), William D'Eugenio (Lighting Design), Lian French (Scenic Design), Mallorie Ortega (Sound Design), Kiirstn Pagan (Graphic Design/PR).
The show opens on November 3rd but tonight, November 1st, the Strand offers a special $5 preview!
Thursday, November 1st, 8pm - Preview ($5)
Saturday, November 3rd, 8pm Opening Night ($25)
(Pre-show reception, post-show Q&A)
Thursday, November 8th, 8pm
Friday, November 9th, 8pm
Saturday, November 10th, 8pm
Thursday, November 15th, 8pm
Friday, November 16th, 8pm
Saturday, November 17th, 8pm
Tickets are priced at $20 for General Admission, $15 for Seniors (over 65), and $10 for Students (with valid ID). You may buy tickets here.
INEXCUSABLE FANTASIES was first penned a few years ago, opening the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival in 2004. New revisions and the support of the Strand allow McCully and her team to bring the show to Baltimore audiences. "This is a thrilling time to be a theatre artist in Baltimore," says McCully "Dynamic new leadership and spaces, along with the rise of young ensemble companies fill the city with unmistakable energy toward new play development, and our show is a microcosm of all that excitement."
While INEXCUSABLE FANTASIES will make its Baltimore premiere this November, McCully is not unfamiliar to presenting new plays with strong female roles to Baltimore audiences. Over the past seven years, she has steered efforts to cultivate UMBC's GRRL PARTS, a collection of new, short plays by major contemporary playwrights-including Lee Blessing, Phyllis Nagy, Caridad Svich, and Naomi Wallace-where women play both protagonist and antagonist, driving the action forward. To date, the GRRL PARTS project has produced nearly 30 new works.
The show will take place at the Strand Theater Co. which is located at 1823 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201. The theater may be reached at 443-874-4917 or at www.strand-theater.org.