The Hot L Baltimore

Playwright: Lanford Wilson

Rights: Dramatists

Synopsis: The scene is the lobby of a rundown hotel so seedy that it has lost the “e” from its marquee. As the action unfolds, the residents, ranging from young to old, from the defiant to the resigned, meet and talk and interact with each other during the course of one day. The drama is of passing events in their lives, of everyday encounters and of the human comedy, with conversations often overlapping into a contrapuntal musical flow. In the resulting mosaic each character emerges clearly and perceptively defined, and the sum total of what they are—or wish they were—becomes a poignant, powerful call to America to recover lost values and to restore itself in its own and the world’s eyes.


Language: 16+

Adult Content: 18+

Violence: 13+

Pay attention to: There is full frontal nudity at the end of the first act.

Flexibility: All changes must be approved in advance.

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