Cabaret

Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff.

Towson University, 2017

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Follow No Strangers To All The Fun Places

Written by Lola Pierson, Directed by Lola Pierson and Stephen Nunns

Follow No Strangers To All The Fun Places deconstructs the audience’s experience of watching. Follow No Strangers to the Fun Places lovingly follows two characters’ repeated—and constantly interrupted—attempts at making a piece of theatre. Through constant breaks, disruptions and disconnections, the show breaks down theatrical narrative; explores the relation of fiction to real life; and ultimately tries to answer the question of why anyone would want to make art in the first place.

“Best Play – 2018” ~ Baltimore Magazine

“[Follow No Strangers] is next-level stuff. And it’s brilliant.”
~ Cassandra Miller, DCMetroTheaterArts

“…if there’s one thing Acme doesn’t do is odd and weird for its own sake. There’s an intentionality behind every element of the presentation… if you allow it, this Acme production encourages you to start thinking about everything else you consume in different ways. Take the red pill.”
~ Bret McCabe, Bmore Art

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Stranger Kindness

Stranger Kindness is a misinterpretation of the American classic A Streetcar Named Desire. Using the intentions and emotions of the original script, the piece alternates between a play and a video being live filmed for the audience. Incorporating language from canonical American plays, modernist existentialist writers, and Marxist feminism, Stranger Kindness is much more interesting than it sounds like it will be.

“Best Play – 2017” ~ Baltimore City Paper

“Acme offers up probably the most radical and punk rock art thing happening in the city right now. And yet, it’s faithful to the Williams play in the ways that matter—namely, mood, message, and atmosphere.”
~ The Baltimore City Paper

“The whole experience is uncanny, difficult, and exhilarating.”
~ Abraham Burickson, Odyssey Works

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Fucking A

Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter,  Fucking A by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, offers a bleak and dystopian view of the sadistic power games we are forced to play as members of a ‘free’ and modern society.

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REVIEWS

“Fucking A is fucking brilliant…this is a terrific production, and we can only be grateful to Iron Crow for bringing it to us.” – John B. Gohn, Broadway World Baltimore

“Baltimore’s queer theater, Iron Crow, proves the perfect push-the-envelope match for Parks’ distinctive theatrics. They are more than up to the linguistic, musical, political and sexual demands of the play and their production crackles with danger and unsettling power.” – Jayne Blanchard, DC Theatre Scene

“…an extremely unusual, gripping, and powerful play, which is now being given a splendid new production by Baltimore’s Iron Crow Theatre.” – Michael Poandl, DC Metro Theatre Arts

“Evocative, intensely performed and strongly directed, Fucking A stays with you, especially in a time like this. Incredibly well done. See it.” – Pandora Locks, The Bad Oracle

“Iron Crow Theatre has found its niche with these edgy, queer and dark productions. Fucking A is the latest entry in the catalogue of well-performed and directed plays and is highly recommended.” – Steve Charring, OUTspoken

“…penetrates deep and lingers in a time like this, as the gap between reality and dystopian fiction narrows..” – Maura Callahan, Baltimore City Paper

“Original and unsettling, emotional, and grandiose, Fucking A is not to be missed…” – Michael Poandl, DC Metro Theatre Arts