University of Scranton Players to Present ‘The Baltimore Waltz’

Nov 2, 2015

The University of Scranton Players will present “The Baltimore Waltz,” written by Paula Vogel, directed by José Zayas, from Friday through Sunday, Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 13-15. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on the University’s campus.

The production features students Megan Lasky of Chester, New Jersey (as Anna); Conor Hurley of Woodside, New York (as Carl); and Dan Mauro of Long Valley, New Jersey (as The Third Man/Doctor).

Reviews of “The Baltimore Waltz” in the Hollywood Reporter called the play “… an immensely likable winning comedy-drama.” The New York Times described the Obie Award-winning play as:

A giddy, fleet fantasy based on the love and adventures of a brother and sister, one of whom has a fatal disease. In the opening scene, the brother is wearing pajamas, but it is his schoolteacher sister who's diagnosed with a deadly virus that sends the two of them spinning off to Europe to find romance and a cure before the final crashing scenes where reality sets in. … A crazy-quilt patchwork of hyperventilating language, erotic jokes, movie kitsch and medical nightmare … that spins before the audience in Viennese waltz time, replete with a dizzying fall.

Tickets for “The Baltimore Waltz” are available by reservation, or may be purchased at the box office located on the first floor of the McDade Center the night of the performance. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets are $7 for students, children, senior citizens, and University of Scranton faculty and staff.

For more information about “The Baltimore Waltz,” contact the Players Box Office at 570-941-4318 or email, or visit ​

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