EXTENDED SECOND RUN! February 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3 H&H Building – 405 W Franklin Street, 5th Floor
Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s Equus delves deep into the complex relationships linking worship, myth, and sexuality.
Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses with a metal spike in a violent fit of passion. To the boy’s parents it is a gruesome mystery; for Dysart it opens a psychological Pandora’s box that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation. As Alan struggles to be free of his demons, he must relive the events of that terrible night.
The Baltimore Annex Theater is proud to present their vision of Equus at the 5th Dimension. Using an intimate setting, puppet-costume hybrids, and an affinity for the absurd, director Mason Ross highlights the unknown dark comedy in Peter Shaffer’s well-known classic. This production will be a harsh and satirical commentary about humanity’s sanctimonious dissection of its own sacrosanct desires.
Be advised Equus contains strong language, adult themes, and nudity.
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm Tickets are available at www.baltimoreannextheater.org