July 31, 2013 | by Steve Charing
Iron Crow announces new schedule
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“The Homo Poe Show” is among the Iron Crow Theatre Company’s offerings this season. (Image courtesy of the Iron Crow Theatre Company)

Baltimore-based Iron Crow Theatre Company (ICTC) has announced its 2013-2014 season to coincide with a new fundraising campaign. The theatre management has billed the upcoming season as “Myths, Monsters and Legends—bringing you the dark, the erotic and the gleefully twisted.”

On tap will be: “Apartment 213” by Joseph Ritsch who will also be performing (Sept. 28-Oct. 12, 2013), “The Homo Poe Show” conceived by artistic director Steven J. Satta (March 22 – April 6, 2014), and “Bareback Ink” by Bob Bartlett (May 17 – May 31).

“Apartment 213” is returning after a successful run in 2011. Since that inaugural production, author/performer Joseph Ritsch has expanded the piece with new material, additional actors and an even closer look into the mind of Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killer and pop culture “monster.”

In “The Homo Poe Show” Edgar Allen Poe gets re-oriented in a series of short works adapted from and inspired by the Baltimore Literary Legend. Iron Crow takes on the challenge of “queering” Poe in erotic and outrageous ways with the help of our friends.

The evening will feature an ensemble-created work by Artistic Director Steven J. Satta-Fleming, a co-creation with Mara Neimanis of In-Flight Theatre, and new pieces by Daniel Talbott (author of “Slipping”), Megan Gogerty (author of “Bad Panda”), and Rich Espey among others.

With “Bareback Ink” a mysterious, powerful man commissions an isolated and withdrawn tattoo artist to create a large work of “ink” on the back of his beautiful, restless boy-toy. Greek mythology serves as inspiration for this modern, erotic tale of desire and possession. An earlier version of this piece was seen at the Capital Fringe and the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012. Now playwright Bob Bartlett teams up with Iron Crow to workshop the play and takes it to even more dangerous places.

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