Brown Box Theatre Back In Ocean City For Four-Show Run

OCEAN CITY — Brown Box Theatre Project, presenters of the annual Free Shakespeare at the Beach tour, returns to Ocean City with its spring production, Boxer Shorts, this month.

Boxer Shorts is an evening of enchanting and interrogative short plays that explore the space between sleeping and waking, thinking and knowing, living and dying. This production will enjoy a four-show run at the Ocean City Center for the Arts beginning on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 and running nightly through May 11 with an additional matinee performance on Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.

The second production in Brown Box’s fifth season, Boxer Shorts will feature esteemed works by Samuel Beckett, Tennessee Williams, Harold Pinter and Diana Raznovich. It will include Beckett’s “Play,
an absurdly thrilling exposé of three adulterous lovers by the legendary Irish playwright; Williams’s “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen,” a poetic exploration of the reality of desperation, fantasy and delusion between two isolated lovers by one of America’s most beloved playwrights; Pinter’s “The New World Order,” an examination of the practice and implications of torture in a gripping dark comedy by the influential English playwright; and Raznovich’s “Personal Belongings,” a comedic one woman show by the revolutionary Argentinian playwright that is a searing portrait of a self-proclaimed diva rummaging through a sea of unclaimed baggage.

Brown Box has assembled a team of talented collaborators to develop the world of this unique evening, led by a group of accomplished directors. Kyler Taustin, Artistic Director of Brown Box, will direct “Play” and “Talk to Me…”, while Brown Box Associate Producer Anna Trachtman will helm “Personal Belongings.” Darren Evans, Artistic Director of Boston’s Theatre On Fire, will complete the team and make his Brown Box directing debut with “The New World Order.”

“Our company offers something different to Delmarva’s cultural community, and this production is sure to be a unique and enriching experience. We are very excited to present these diverse voices and engage in a meaningful dialogue with our audience,” said Taustin.

To complete the collective world of this production, Brown Box has assembled a vibrant team of talent. The cast will include Brown Box veterans David Berger-Jones (The New World Order), Cameron Gosselin (Play, The New World Order) and Johnny Quinones (Talk to Me…, The New World Order), along with newcomers Elizabeth Milanovich (Play, Talk to Me…), Janelle Mills (Personal Belongings), and Meredith Stypinski (Play).

Tickets are $25 and available at the Center for the Arts.