Thursday, August 25, 2016

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR CENTERSTAGE’S NEW SEASON

Tickets for the 2016/17 Season are now available!
You can now buy tickets for as low as $22 each to any of our four mainstage shows. Prices are subject to rise throughout the season, so now is the best time to lock in your seats. Or better yet, become a Member for the best prices and seats!

WHERE:  Center Stage | 700 N. Calvert St. | Baltimore

By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Hana S. Sharif
From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos
WHEN: Nov 26–Dec 23

A SCANDALOUS TALE OF LOVE AND BETRAYAL

Two French aristocrats, Marquise de Merteuil and her ex-lover, the Vicomte de Valmont, challenge each other to seduce unsuspecting innocents in this story of revenge, debauchery, and hidden motives. Set just before the French Revolution, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) is a glimpse into the lives of beautiful people poised to denigrate and control everyone around them, including each other. But when one of them actually falls in love, the real betrayals unfold.

WHAT SHOCKS EVEN NOW IS THE SIGHT OF TWO FRENCH ARISTOCRATS USING SEX AS AN INSTRUMENT OF REVENGE.” –The Guardian

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The White Snake

Adapted by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
WHEN: Feb 24–Mar 26
WHERE:
Playing in the Head Theater

A SPECTACULAR VISION IN A BRAND NEW THEATER

Mystery and magic intertwine in this fantastical fairy tale brought to life in grand spectacle in the newly renovated Head Theater. Originating from the ancient Chinese fable, The White Snake tells the story of animal spirits White Snake and Green Snake, who take human form as a beautiful woman and her sly servant. White Snake soon falls passionately in love with a poor fisherman, but their relationship is reviled by a conservative monk and tragedy lurks behind their newfound happiness. Complemented by storytelling techniques traditional and new, The White Snake will be a can’t-miss event of the 2016/17 Season for the entire family.

“Zimmerman doesn't simply fashion engrossing plays; she creates theatrical magic.”—Huffington Post

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By Kelvin Roston
Directed by Derrick Sanders
WHEN: Mar 17–Apr 16

A MUSICAL HOMAGE TO A SOULFUL LEGEND

This powerful one-man show is based on the real life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, the creator of “The Closer I Get to You” and “Where is the Love?” and perhaps best known for his duets with Roberta Flack. Twisted Melodies is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant musician’s compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston.

ROSTON IS TOTALLY CONVINCING AS HATHAWAY.” –Chicago Tribune


 

By Nambi E. Kelley
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Based on the book by Toni Morrison
WHEN: May 19–Jun 25

A WORLD PREMIERE

In Morrison’s exhilarating novel, Joe and Violet move from the Virginia countryside to Harlem at the turn of the century, young and in love. Twenty years later, Joe’s interactions with a young woman set off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts. Peeling back layers and alternating perspectives expose ultimately sympathetic characters, who—like the growing New York neighborhood and the winding woods of their youth—reveal their own rhythms.

JAZZ IS THE VERY FORM AND VOICE OF THIS WONDERFUL BOOK.” –The Baltimore Sun

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