Baltimore in Black and White, a Comedy About Race and Marriage, Premieres in NYC May 2

News   Baltimore in Black and White, a Comedy About Race and Marriage, Premieres in NYC May 2
Jason Odell Williams' Baltimore in Black and White, a comedy about a white Jewish girl marrying a black and not-Jewish man, gets its world premiere in an Equity showcase production May 2-21 at The Cell Theatre in Manhattan.

Bandwagon Productions, in association with Small Pond Entertainment, presents the new work, which is billed as an ensemble comedy that "looks at how far we've come (and how far we haven't) over the past two decades by exploring two Baltimore families' relationships in 1987 and today."

Charlotte Cohn directs a cast that includes Christopher Burke, Christopher Burris, Judy Jerome, Anthony Vaughn Merchant, Catia Ojeda, Charleigh E. Parker and Paul Perroni.

Williams, an actor and writer who was raised in Columbia, MD, wrote The Science of Guilt, which appeared at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre. His play At a Loss will have its world premiere in July 2011 at The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY, and a subsequent production in November 2011 at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, FL. Both productions will feature his wife, Charlotte Cohn, as an Israeli woman stuck in a small Virginia town on Christmas Eve where a DHL deliveryman has lost her grandmother's dead body.

His works have had readings at Primary Stages, MTC Creative Center, New Jersey Rep, The Bleecker Street Theatre, The Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rep Stage and The Baltimore Playwrights Festival.

The production team of Baltimore in Black and White includes Felicia Bass (associate producer), Michael Roderick (producer), Lelund Thompson (assistant director), Andrea Wales (stage manager), Megan Griffith (assistant stage manager), Lauren Parrish (lights), Asa Wember (sound), Carolyn Hoffmann (costumes), David Arsenault (set), Lemar Johnson (production assistant) and Russ Rowland (photography). Baltimore in Black and White plays May 2-21 at The Cell Theatre, 338 W. 23rd St., in Manhattan. Showtimes are Monday, May 2 & May 16 at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday May 4-7, 11-14, and 18-21 at 8 PM, and Sunday, May 8 & 15 at 2 PM. Tickets are available online at or by calling (800) 838-3006.

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