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Monday, June 11, 2012

Checking In and Out of the Hot L Baltimore

Photo: Ken Stanek - Ken Stanek Photography
The grit, decay and lost souls that are featured in Audrey Herman’s Spotlighters Theatre production of The Hot L Baltimore may have been more relevant in 1973 when award-winning playwright Lanford Wilson wrote the script.  There may have even been some shock value back then—a play that offers, for example, three hookers among the characters—but it can be seen as somewhat jaded today. 
The script includes over 12 characters, and few are likable enough to merit the sympathy one would expect given the fact that their home—a run-down, once majestic Baltimore Hotel—is scheduled for demolition, forcing the residents to find another place to live.

For full review, visit MD Theatre Guide.

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