Criminals in Love

Thursday, May 1 – Sunday, May 4
Criminals in Love
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre


The Department of Theatre presents the comedy, Criminals in Love by George F. Walker, under the direction of Colette Searls, associate professor of Theatre.

An edgy modern award-winning comedy about two lust-filled teenagers in love, Gail and Junior, who are desperately trying to avoid going in the family business—crime! But money is tight, jobs are scarce, and Junior’s dad, an inept crook serving time for—well, stupidity, blackmails him into the family business. The harder the young couple strives to resist the criminal path, the weirder things get— Gail’s best friend try’s prostitution as an experimental line of work, a middle-aged homeless sage-of-odd-sorts attaches himself to Junior and worst of all Junior’s mysterious ‘former earth-mother gone to seed’ Aunt, lures the whole group into a vortex of ever stranger and more bazaar criminal schemes.

Written by Canada’s most acclaimed playwright, George Walker, Criminals in Love is lighthearted in its absurdity, yet sweetly tragic at heart. Junior and Gail have the most modest request of life: to be together and stay out of trouble— and isn’t that a simply ridiculous romantic notion in a world of family crime?

Suggested for ages 16+

Thursday, May 1 | 8:00 p.m. (Followed by an opening night reception.)
Friday, May 2 | 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 | 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 | 2:00 p.m.

$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Purchase no-fee tickets at

Matinee performances are free for UMBC students with a UMBC ID. Students may pick up their tickets from the Theatre Department Office Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m, or at the box office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the matinee. Limit one ticket per student.


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