Nov. 17, 2011
Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents "Hot L Baltimore"
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents “Hot L Baltimore" by Lanford Wilson. The production runs from Nov. 30–Dec. 4, and Dec. 7-11, in Stage III, Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m., except Sundays, which will have a 2 p.m. matinee only. Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for senior adults and students. For ticket reservations, call the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.
"Hot L Baltimore" is set in the lobby of the Hotel Baltimore, where the audience eavesdrops on the comings and goings of an eccentric, motley group of residents on the fateful day they discover the once elegant, but now decaying Hotel Baltimore is slated for the wrecking ball and they are faced with eviction. Slices of private and public conversations reveal the fears, longings, and hilarious foibles of these lost souls as they face an uncertain future. The play’s journey is a touching, and often hilarious, plea for a return to a kinder, gentler world and the lost values of the American Dream.
"Hot L Baltimore" won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play of 1972–73, the John Gassner Playwriting Award, an Obie Award for Best off-Broadway Play and an Outer Critics Circle Award.
"Hot L Baltimore" is directed by Doug Finlayson, head of the directing program at Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts.