Loyola Marymount University’s Department of Theatre Arts presents the Paula Vogel play, “The Baltimore Waltz,” on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Barnelle Theatre.
Each year on or around World AIDS Day, which is Dec. 1, the theatre program hosts a student performance to raise awareness and funds for AIDS charities. This year’s selection traces the European odyssey of sister and brother Anna and Carl as they search for a cure for Anna’s fictional terminal illness. Assisting the pair is the mysterious Third Man – a reference to the classic suspense film starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles, to which Vogel frequently alludes in detail.
Directed by Jim Holmes, the play features LMU students Kaley Bunce, Bridger Caicedo and Gavin Mulcahy. The crew and staff includes Tim Toole, sound and projection design; Maureen Weiss, set and costume design; John A. Garofalo, lighting design; Cameron Kauffman, stage manager; and Sierra Hitchcock, choreographer. The performance includes original projected images by Eric Sterbenk.
The performances are free (no reservations are required) and begin at 8 p.m. in the Barnelle Theatre in LMU’s Foley Building at 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles.
Donations will be accepted for AIDS Project L.A. before and after performances.
“The Baltimore Waltz” is presented by LMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts, through special arrangement with Dramatist Plays Service, Inc. New York.