The Hot L Baltimore

by Lanford Wilson

 

Synopsis: The scene is the lobby of a rundown hotel so seedy that it has lost the "e" from its marquee. As the action unfolds, the residents, ranging from young to old, from the defiant to the resigned, meet and talk and interact with each other during the course of one day. The drama is of passing events in their lives, of everyday encounters and of the human comedy, with conversations often overlapping into a contrapuntal musical flow. In the resulting mosaic each character emerges clearly and perceptively defined, and the sum total of what they are—or wish they were—becomes a poignant, powerful call to America to recover lost values and to restore itself in its own and the world's eyes.

Cast

Bill Lewis Barry Angevine
The Girl Carolyn Mayhall
Millie Rebecca Rankin
Mrs. Bellotti Nancy L. Brady
April Green Barbara Langford
Mr. Morse Ray Brigham
Jackie Donna Emmanuel
Jamie Bruce Claggett Smock
Mr. Katz Stuart Byham
Suzy Maresa Gamble
Suzy's John Carl W. Proehl, Jr.
Paul Granger III Thomas Etheridge
Mrs. Oxenham Pat Bambach
Cab Driver John A. Struck II
Delivery Boy Rodney Dee Walker

 

Production Staff

Director Roger T. Danforth
Scenic & Lighting Designer Peter B. Young
Costume Designer Jennifer Miller
Technical Director Peter B. Young
Stage Manager Beth Adcock
Assistant Stage Manager Nancy L. Brady
Electricians Mike Owens
  Thomas Etheridge
  Rodney Dee Walker
Light Board Operator R. Miller
Sound Master & Operator Rodney Dee Walker
Property Manager Barbara Marsh
House Manager Marc Petersen