Winner of the Obie for Best New Play. When Anna, an unmarried school-teacher in the prime of life, is suddenly diagnosed with the fictitious Acquired Toilet Disease, a mysterious new illness with a high risk factor for elementary school teachers, she and her brother Carl take flight to Europe in search of romance and a cure. Vogel’s fantastical satire takes us on a whirlwind odyssey through Paris, Amsterdam, Munich and Vienna, and is part heartfelt tribute, part political indictment written at the height of the AIDS crisis.
“An immensely likable winning comedy-drama!” —Hollywood Reporter.
Note: The Baltimore Waltz includes adult content and themes.
Recommended for ages 16 and up
THE BALTIMORE WALTZ SPECIAL EVENTS:
MAT CHAT on “AIDS TODAY”
October 20th directly following THE BALTIMORE WALTZ
Join us for a conversation on “AIDS TODAY” featuring speakers Kristy Fleming and Darrell DuBois from Our House of Portland and Maricela Berumen from Cascade Aids Project. The talk will begin directly after THE BALTIMORE WALTZ matinee performance on October 20th.
Mat Chats are held after matinee performances at Profile Theatre to enhance the audience’s experience with deeper engagement and discussion into the themes surrounding each production.
“THEMES FROM THE BALTIMORE WALTZ” CONCERT
October 21, 7:30 PM
Resound NW, 532 SW Jefferson St.
Profile is proud to partner with Northwest Piano Trio to present a unique event combining classical music and theatre! Featuring music by Strauss, Verdi, Faure and many more, Northwest Piano Trio will play the selections from the play, discuss how they relate to the story and what might have influenced the playwright to choose this music and these composers to feature in her work. Free admission!
October 25, 6:30 PM
Queer Night is an affinity-space for LGBTQIA+ people and allies, join us for wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks starting at 6:30 in the lobby. Fedoras and other Film-Noir inspired attire are encouraged!
Meet the Cast:
Joshua J. Weinstein (The Third Man) is excited and grateful to make his Profile debut. Recent Portland Credits: Beirut (Shoebox Theatre), Major Barbara (Portland Center Stage), Magellanica (Artists Repertory Theatre), Tender Napalm (Shoebox Theatre). Resident Artist, Artists Repertory Theatre. Portland Playhouse Apprenticeship Alumnus, 2011-2012. Proud member, AEA.
Dan Kitrosser (Carl) is a writer, teacher and performer, and is thrilled to be making his Profile debut as Carl in The Baltimore Waltz. His plays include Tar Baby, Third Person, Dead Special Crabs and The Mumblings. As a screenwriter co-wrote the screenplay for “We The Animals” which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2018, winning the NEXT: Innovator Award, Best Narrative at OutFest 2018 and was nominated for 5 Independent Spirit Awards and a GLAAD Award. He is currently working on the screen adaptation of Anne Tyler’s novel Searching for Caleb. A proud member of LineStorm Playwrights, Dan lives in Portland with his fabulous husband Jordan and under the oppressive scrutiny of their dog, Daisy.
Jen Rowe (Anna) is excited to return to Profile after being seen last season in The Secretaries. Her previous acting work includes performances at Portland Center Stage, Artists Rep, Portland Playhouse, Third Rail, Milagro Theater, Oregon Children’s Theater, and BoomArts. Jen is a freelance director and recently returned from working at Denver Center Theater. She is Founder and Artistic Director of Quick + Dirty Productions through which she produced/directed in Chicago last season. She has performed in sketch shows, a couple bands, NBC’s “Grimm”, and TNT’s “The Librarians”. Look for her new venture as CoArtistic Director of The Theatre Company, launching in 2020. hellojenrowe.com