Sunday, January 20, 2013


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join us for The Decade Plays

Join us as we celebrate and take a lively look back over the past five decades of CENTERSTAGE hits and highlights. The evening will include performances from such favorites as Tennessee Williams' classic Glass Menagerie, Eric Overmyer's landmark premiere of On the Verge, August Wilson's powerful Jitney, and Lynn Nottage's much-loved Intimate Apparel. Stroll down memory lane, or uncover some unexpected gems. Come back to where it all began, and treasure a storied past as we embrace a boundless future.

WHEN: Monday, January 28, 7 PM
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Owings Mills
TICKETS: $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.
Buy your tickets today!
For more information, call 410.559.3510 or e-mail


As you know we've been celebrating our 50th Anniversary, and January is the month that marks the official founding of this theater 50 years ago.

I first came to CENTERSTAGE in 2004 when the theater produced my play Elmina's Kitchen. For years I considered CENTERSTAGE my second artistic home, but never imagined that I would have the honor of leading this great theater. As we stand at the edge of the next 50 years, I feel privileged to do so with an audience I know to be one of the best there is—an audience ready to explore the highs and lows of the world, and an audience ready to join the conversation.

Thank you. You're the reason we've been here for 50 years and the reason we'll be here for the next 50. I look forward to seeing you at The Mountaintop.


Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Artistic Director


now playing: the mountaintop

join us 1/21

Performances are filling up quickly so buy your tickets now to get the best prices and seats available. We would hate for you to miss out on this exciting Baltimore premiere!

Prior to the special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day performance there will be a FREE pre-show event at 5:30 pm in The Pearlstone Theater, "Living the Dream: From King to Obama." Full event details here.

sascha's express fine dining

auction starts next month

Affordable elegance is at CENTERSTAGE with Sascha's Express, serving a three-course, prix fixe menu before every regularly scheduled CENTERSTAGE performance, available starting two hours before curtain.

Save the date! The 36th Annual Baltimore Sun Auction for CENTERSTAGE returns next month! Preview items from Feb 6-9 and bid from Feb 10-25. Click here for more information.

play lab returns next week

special engagement 1/26

The Jan 25-27 Play Lab will be a festival of My America playwright Thomas Bradshaw's most provocative and conversation-provoking works. Tickets are only $10—buy a ticket to any one reading and attend the other two for free!

YOU WILL KNOW premieres January 26, 2013—One Night Only! This Multimedia Sketch Comedy Show looks at the brighter side of unemployment through live theater, film, and music. Get your tickets today.


Upcoming Events:

  • Meet the Actors: Fri, Jan 18
  • AfterThoughts: Thu, Jan 24 & 31, Feb 7; Sun, Jan 27, Feb 3
  • Post-show performance: Fri, Jan 25
  • Special Engagement: You Will Know, Sat Jan 26
  • Play Lab: Jan 25-27, Festival of Thomas Bradshaw's works
  • Pub Lab: Sun, Jan 27, Glass Mind Theatre
  • Decade Readings: Mon, Jan 28 at 7 PM
  • Post-show performance: Fri, Feb 1
  • Special Engagement: Stoop Storytelling, Mon Feb 4
  • Kickin' It with the Rents: Sun, Feb 9