The Lights Went Out Because of a Problem is a found opera about learning to sing. It is also about nothing, goofing off, meditating, hanging out, healing from trauma, and the pandemic. Featuring music composed by Allison Clendaniel with the libretto found, arranged, and written by Lola B. Pierson, The Lights Went Out Because of a Problem is The Acme Corporation’s first show since their pandemic piece, a play in a box called The Institute for Counterfeit Memory. This culmination of 3 years of slow and steady work is going to be a weird one you won’t want to miss.

Directed by Jarod Hanson and Lola B. Pierson

Music by Allison Clendaniel

Libretto found, arranged, and written by Lola B. Pierson

Featuring Alix Fenhagen, Britt Olsen-Ecker, Hailey Withrow, Heather Morrison, Julia Creutzer, Kaya Vision, Megan Livingston, Meghan Stanton, and Molly Margulies

Runtime is approximately 65 minutes. Masks are required for audience members. Performers will be unmasked.

Open seating. Tickets are $10-$100. Pay a bit more than what you wish (it was expensive).

Content warning: this play contains a description of (but not a depiction of) sexual assault and its aftermath.

World premiere
WHEN: Running: November 30th, 2023 – December 17, 2023. Thursdays- Sundays at 8pm
Runtime approximately 65 minutes
WHERE: The Voxel 9 W. 25th Street Baltimore, MD 21218
Tickets: $10-$100, sliding scale pay what you wish
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Twitter: @AcmeCorpTheatre
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