Founded in 1990, Everyman is an Equity theatre with a professional repertory company of artists from the Baltimore/Washington area. Its debut production, Milan Stitt’s The Runner Stumbles, was presented in St. John’s Church. For the next three years, the company performed in various venues throughout Baltimore before leasing and renovating its current home on Charles Street in 1994.
The first show in the current space on Charles Street was Sam Shepard’s Buried Child; the theater’s first subscription season, in 1996-97, offered an eclectic slate consisting ofTalley’s Folly, Amadeus, The Lisbon Traviata, and The Importance of Being Ernest. Among its subsequent productions of note: Watch on the Rhine, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Gem of the Ocean, Blackbird, Rabbit Hole, and two musicals: Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and The Last Five Years.
In 2006-2007, the theater introduced its Explore! Everyman series, which serves as a laboratory for new works and genres. That same season, Everyman received a gift valued at $1.8 million when the Bank of America and the Harold Dawson Trust donated The Town Theatre, located at 315 West Fayette Street on the West Side of Baltimore City. The building will be completely renovated so that it will have sufficient scene shops, costume and props facilities, education space, and a 250-300 seat state-of-the-art theatre. Everyman plans to take residence sometime during the 2011-2012 season.
Everyman Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent
- Handicapped Accessibility: Very good (also providing listening devices, large print programs, and audio description devices for patrons with hearing and vision problems)
- Performances/Programs: Performances scheduled Wednesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets $18–$35; discounts on certain performances for students and seniors, savings of up to 20% for groups of 10 or more. (Seating is general admission
- Subscriptions: Subscribers get all five plays of the season for prices ranging from $75 to $150. Benefits include 10% off Everyman theater classes, ticket insurance, free ticket exchanges (free exchanges on any extra tickets you purchase as well); although exchanges are free, up charges may apply if you want to exchange tickets for a more expensive performances.