Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins us now with her regular Thursday review of one of our region's many thespian offerings. Today, she spotlights playwright Mark Scharf's The Quickening, now getting its world premiere at Baltimore's Fells Point Corner Theatre, in a co-production with the Collaborative Theatre Company.
The Quickening is a modern ghost story about a pregnant woman and her husband who move into a Richmond, Virginia, home that appears -- at least to the women in the play -- to be seriously haunted. The home's strange energies, and a succession of bizarre events, spark growing tensions between the wife and her skeptical, distracted husband, and remind us of the mysterious space between open and closed minds, and between science and folklore.
Ann Turiano directs The Quickening's cast, which includes Amanda Spellman, Debbie Bennett, Marianne Gazzola Angelella, David Shoemaker and Patrick Gorirossi.
The Quickening continues through July 1 at the Fells Point Corner Theatre, located at 251 S. Ann Street, Baltimnore 21231.