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STANDARD TICKETS: Adults $24; Seniors, Military, Student $21
MEMBER TICKETS: Adults $22; Seniors, Military, Student $19
a member is any person who has made a donation of $25 or more
to Spotlighters Theatre in the past 12 months!
Performances contain Adult Language and References.
Contains discussion of Systemic Racism.
There is no official rating system for live theatre.
We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level.
Run Time: 2 hours & 25 mins with Intermission
Opening Night Reception: July 14, 2023
Join the Cast & Director for a post-show reception
Talk Back with Director & Cast, Sun, July 16, 2023
immediately following the matinee performance
Ten Spot Thursday: Thur, July 20, 2023 - 8:00pm
All Tickets Just $10.00
What Was Done
a first production of a new play
by Jack L. B. Gohn
directed by Barry Feinstein
produced by Miriam Bazensky, Baltimore
Playwrights Festival in collaboration with
Performances: July 14 - July 23, 2023
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
It’s 1978, in rural Maryland. Deirdre, a White historian working on grant money to complete a dissertation on lynchings in the state, is killing two birds with one stone, visiting farmland where the last Maryland lynching happened (in 1933) and stopping by her Uncle Selby’s home. An anomaly in the tax records of the farmland sets her on the trail of what really happened in the lynching, a story that reaches back to the 1840s and forward to 1978, and will turn out to involve Deirdre’s uncle, her uncle’s in-laws, Deirdre’s Black civil rights worker boyfriend, and their 14-year-old son. The story of endemic racism, once uncovered, will force the characters to make momentous decisions regarding allegiances, attitudes, and (it is implied) the politics of this present day.
A New work by a local Baltimore Playwright.
A Very Interesting article about Black Land Ownership and how many Black Americans lost their land ... CLICK HERE
Director - Barry Feinstein
Stage Manager - Herb Otter
Lighting Designers - Jen Sizer
Set Designer/Scenic Artist - Rob Brooks
Audio Designer - Aidan Deighan
Costume Coordinator - April Forrer
Producer/BPF - Miriam Bazensky
Deirdre Hawkins ---- Jessica Rota
Mike Pumphrey ---- Richard Peck
Selby Kelton ---- John Covaleski
Hunter Weeks Kelton ---- Hilary Mazer
Dracey Weeks ---- Gareth Kelly
Kibuka Hawkins ---- Ja'kai Viera
Alex Hawkins ---- Pierre Walters
Vocalist ---- Sharon Carter Brown
Photo Credits: Spotlighters Theatre / machpe Photography; https://www.machpe.com/
Poster Design by Mark Wallace