In the wake of a distressing medical diagnosis, a brother and sister set off on a whirlwind tour of Europe. Seeking adventure and an experimental if dubious cure, Carl and Anna embark on a now-or-never trip into the throes of romance and mystery - and toward each other - for the kind of comfort and love only a sibling can offer.
The Baltimore Waltz sweeps you into a dizzying dance through France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Austria. But it is also a darkly comic excursion through a disturbing part of the American political and cultural landscape in the late 1980s. At its heart, it is the playwright's rendition of her own voyage through that landscape, across a terrain shadowed by grief and loss.
Raucously funny, delightfully satirical, and at times just plain raunchy, The Baltimore Waltz is, above all, Paula Vogel's farewell gift to a brother who would have laughed himself silly and felt how deeply he was loved.