Friday, April 24, 2009

"Hot L Baltimore" at Monroe Campus Tonight!

If you’re interested in classic American drama, you won’t want to miss this event! Starting tonight (Friday, April 24) at 7:30 p.m., the Monroe Campus Community Room will host a student production of Lanford Wilson’s play The Hot L Baltimore.” The NCC web site describes the play:

This Pulitzer Prize winner focuses on the residents of a rundown hotel (so seedy that it has lost the “e” from its marquee). This “day-in-the-life” drama records their everyday encounters, both human comedy and tragedy. The resulting mosaic becomes a poignant, powerful call to America to recover lost values and to restore itself in its own – and the world’s – eyes.

To find out who will be appearing onstage, click here for the cast list.

For more information on Lanford Wilson and his other plays, stop by the NCC Libraries for these resources:

Collected Works
by Lanford Wilson
PS 3573 .I458 A6 1999 (3 vols.) New Books section

Burn This: A Play
by Lanford Wilson
PS 3573 .I458 B8 1988 Stacks

Best American Short Plays, 1996-1997
contains Wilson’s play “Your Everyday Ghost Story”
PN 6111 .B47 1996-1997 Stacks

Lanford Wilson, Playwright [VHS video]
from the “Harold Clurman Seminar on Theater” series
PS 3573 .I458 Z468 (2 vols.) Media Tower

You can also visit the North American Theatre Online database for more information on Wilson and his works.

Photo credit: Lanford Wilson. "2008-2009 Season Preview: Talley's Folly." McCarter Theatre Blog. 23 April 2009. http://www.mccarter.org/blog/index.php/archives/date/2008/07

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