Review: "The Baltimore Waltz" @ Brown Paper Box Co. / by Jerald Pierce

I never really thought about the difference between understanding a play’s style and being able to execute that style. In theory, if you understand the style, you should understand the steps necessary to accomplish that style. Brown Paper Box Co.’s production of Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltzaccomplished something unique. They understood the style so well that it actually began to backfire on them. Not to the complete detriment of the production, mind you, but they stuck so true to the style of the play as written that it short changed them on the things they were doing well.

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