Give Me Moonlight
February 7–16, 2020
Rapid Lemon Productions opens its 2020 season at Motor House with Ariel Mitchell's "Give Me Moonlight", a surreal journey through the lonely places of 20th century America.
Some sorrow has to be shared. "Give Me Moonlight" is about the sorrow that is so deep that it can barely be felt let alone acknowledged in the bright light of day.
October 11–20, 2019
One of the forebears of the Harlem Renaissance, Angelina Weld Grimké wrote “Rachel” in 1916 as a defiant reply to the recent release of DW Griffith’s film “Birth of a Nation”. Originally titled “Blessed are the Barren”, the play centers on a Black woman who rejects marriage and motherhood after learning a horrible family secret. It was first produced in Washington, DC by the NAACP, and published in 1920.
Baltimore playwright Aladrian C. Wetzel’s new adaptation is her second commissioned play for Rapid Lemon Productions, after 2019’s acclaimed “Thank You, Dad”.
“Rachel” is a scalding view of racism, personal loss, and the high price of truth.
May 1-18, 2021
Variations on Vision
August 7–23, 2020
It's the 16th annual production of Baltimore's ten-minute play festival, the Variations Project! See a group of world premiere short plays by local authors, all based on the theme that won our audience vote last year.
For the 2020 project, in addition to the full stage production (directed by Sydney Pope), we're also presenting a second group of plays as staged readings (directed by Arthur Cleaves).