A promising troupe presents a halting `Waltz'

Theater review

October 24, 2007|By Mary Carole McCauley | Mary Carole McCauley,Sun theater critic

Lengths of snowy paper cover the floor of the rectangular stage at Sydonne's Event Hall. They drift around the bedposts and the ankles of the actors. Several strips, unrolled, form a makeshift screen for video projections.

I thought at first that the streamers were made of crepe paper. But, it's not - the stuff is a disposable tissue found in finer bathrooms everywhere. And the decision to use toilet paper as a stage prop symbolizes much of what is right, but also some of what goes wrong, in this production of playwright Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz.

If you Go

The Baltimore Waltz is at Sydonne's Event Hall, 713 N. Howard St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and Nov. 3; 2:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 4. Tickets cost $4-$9. 443-844-9253 or singlecarrot.com.

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