Heavy Hors D’oeuvres 3: Interrobang’s Holiday Dinner
The holiday dinner table is a stage for heightened drama, low-key passive aggression, or familial warmth, depending on who spawned you or who you spawned, or whom you’ve chosen for whatever other reason to surround yourself with during the most obligatory time of year. Siblings spar, parents try to keep their cool even though they’re exhausted, nieces and nephews come down on uncles and aunts for voting for Trump, grandparents pray no one will kill each other at their table, and the dog has a grand time finishing plates. Even under more pleasant conditions, the holiday meal is fertile ground for theater. So this year for their annual holiday short play showcase, Interrobang Theatre Company will stage short, new plays by local playwrights Laura Fuentes, Richard Espey, and Natalie Piegari written around the theme of holiday dinner. Eat up. Dec. 6-10 and Dec. 13-17, Strand Theater, 5426 Harford Road, interrobangbaltimore.org, $10-$25.