Last year a project walked into the cell which seemed to be right up our alley. Though the ladies of the cell assured me it was a worthy project, I was hesitant to support something I didn’t sample. However, because I read the script and already knew and loved the work (and the person) of director-producer-singer-actor Charlotte Cohn, we decided to support the bare-bones production of Baltimore in Black and White by providing space. I am thrilled to report that the ladies were right!
Monday was the opening of this wild and hilariously irreverent look at relationships through the lens of racism. The writer, Jason Odell Williams, admittedly drew upon his own experience of interfaith marriage (southern gentile man married to above-mentioned Israeli-Jewish Charlotte Cohn), adding the twisted inner-voice we all have but are loath to admit in mixed company. It is the guiltiest pee-in-your-pants comedy I’ve seen since Urinetown.
If you’ve never been to the cell, now is a great time to come and see what we’re all about. If you have been here, you’ll want to come back for this impressive little show. You know it’ll be a big blast! Baltimore in Black and White in living color @ the cell.