Binghamton University to present ‘Baltimore’
BINGHAMTON, NY—The Binghamton University Theatre Department will open its spring season with Baltimore at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Watters Theater, in the Fine Arts Building, on campus. Additional performances will be held at 8 p.m. March 2, 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. March 10.
Written by Kirsten Greenidge and directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., Baltimore is a timely drama with an unfiltered look inside racism on college campuses.
It’s less than a month into the fall semester and Shelby, an African-American resident advisor in a northeastern college, has already spent hours beyond what she expected providing emotional support to her new students and an over-anxious mother or two. She wants to pursue her passion (journalism) and indulge in being a student for a bit…but a racist act perpetrated in her dorm ignites the campus, dividing her students and demanding action from Shelby. As pressure to address the controversy mounts from students, the new dean and even her best friend, Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray or watch her community come apart at the seams.
Audiences are invited to participate in talkbacks following the performances on March 1 and 9.
Tickets are $18, general; $16, alumni/faculty/senior/staff; and $10, student, and can be purchased at the Anderson Center Box Office, online or by phone at 607-777-ARTS.