“A Baltimorean mash-up of charm and funk”—Washington Post
For decades, the USS Constellation—a 150 year-old sloop-of-war with a proud record of service fighting slave ships during the Civil War—has bobbed placidly in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, a banal tourist attraction surrounded by brightly-lit restaurants and colorful curio shops, the weight of its history largely forgotten. For one love-struck, ambitious, and just-this-side-of-crazy man, however, the ship’s aged timbers and obsolete cannons are a genuine inspiration, so he sets out to win his beloved’s heart… by breaking in, stealing the ship, and whisking her away on an impossible journey. Common sense says he’ll never succeed… but when a man has a vision, sometimes you have to believe.
Productions: Active Cultures (DC, 2010); Towne Street Theatre (Los Angeles, 2010). Readings: Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival (DC, 2011). Recognition: Larry Neal Award (DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 2009).