Beauty and the Beat

About Beauty and the Beat
Originally created for Capital Fringe Festival 2018 and now presented at Charm City Fringe Festival in Baltimore, Beauty and the Beat is sure to kick up recollections of neighbors, roommates, landlords or lane-changing experiences of vying for a parking space. 
Physical and fun, Beauty and the Beat is about presumptions that go way off course.  You wonder about the guy who lives next door. Inspired by Tom Waits song “What’s He Building in There,” nosy neighbors jump to big conclusions.  As neighbors, some know each other, others not so much. See what ignites when a neighbor’s odd behavior is evaluated by gross assumptions all because of branches of a tree that hang over a fence. The beauty of the moment has a life of its own like a disaster waiting to happen should a tree fall over!

Featuring: Ken Hays, Charlie Maybee, Carrie Monger, Kelsey Rohr, Rebecca Weiss 

Music: Frankum & Frankumjay, Patrick Leiberkind, Setuniman, David Schulman, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Fred Rogers performed by Kristen Williams, “My Girl” by Ronald White, Smokey Robinson; Brahms Hungarian Dance #5; Brahms Poco Allegretto; Brahms Waltz Op.39 No. 3

Downtown Cultural Arts Center Ground Floor
401 N Howard St
Baltimore MD 21218 
10/18  – 7:30 PM
10/19  – 7:30 PM
10/20 – 2:00 PM, 5:45 PM

Once a patron has a button, they receive a $5 discount, reducing the ticket price to $10

All Access Pass (admission to all festival events)
GENERAL September 10th – 30th $100 LAST CHANCE October 10th – 20th: $125

3 Ticket Pass (3 tickets & festival button)
GENERAL September 10th – 30th: $25 LAST CHANCE October 10th – 20th: $30

Date Night Pass (2 tickets to 2 shows & 2 buttons)
GENERAL September 10th – 30th: $40 LAST CHANCE October 10th – 20th: $45 


“The moment is like a disaster waiting to happen”
“Jane Franklin has devised a smart movement-based work, with an unerring ear for picking up verbal lines of banality to craft a work marked by both wit and grace.….overheard phrases are used like found objects, things that come over our radar and are re-purposed as conversation.” 

Susan Gailbraith, DC Theatre Scene

Jane Franklin Dance

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