Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MOZART’S “THE MAGIC FLUTE” & “VENUE & ADONIS” @ CENTERSTAGE 3 PERFOMANCES ONLY

The Magic Flute

WHEN:  October 17 at 8 PM & October 18 at 2 PM & 8 PM
WHERE: Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street,  Baltimore
TICKETS: start at $19. Call the Box Office at 410.332.0033 or purchase online here.
Become a Center Stage Member and you'll receive $15 off Premium and A Level seating for both productions

The 30-member Isango Ensemble reimagines Mozart’s 1791 masterpiece through South African eyes, with the original score faithfully transposed for an on-stage orchestra of marimbas, drums, and other South African percussion instruments. Mozart’s operatic fairy tale of a love-struck prince’s quest to rescue the Queen of the Night’s daughter with the aid of a magic flute is reimagined through an African prism and set in an African township. 

Venus and Adonis

WHEN: October 19, 2 PM
WHERE: Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street,  Baltimore
TICKETS: start at $19. Call the Box Office at 410.332.0033 or purchase online here.
Become a Center Stage Member and you'll receive $15 off Premium and A Level seating for both productions

Shakespeare’s poem Venus and Adonis is transformed through Isango’s music, dance, and magical theatricality. This interpretatio—originally a 2012 collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in Englan—tells in three African languages and English Shakespeare’s seductive story of Venus’ enchantment with Adonis after her son, Cupid, wounds her. 

Praise for Isango Ensemble

I doubt there’s ever been a Magic Flute like the one by Isango, an extraordinary company of actors, singers and musicians. For everyone, aged eight to 80. —The Sunday Telegraph

 Exhilarating and vibrant... Exuberant entertainment.”The Times

 Leaves you with a rare sense of life- enhancing joy... Unforgettable.—–The Sunday Times