Saturday, September 2, 2017

MONDAY ONLY: 3 PLAYS AT CENTERSTAGE FOR $99!

ONE DAY ONLY: THIS MON, SEP 4! Labor Day Sale!

Get any 3 plays for $99—save up to $90 off regular 3-play prices.

This Labor Day, for 24-hours only, you can buy any 3-Play Membership package for just $99.

Mark your calendar: This sale runs Mon, Sep 4 at 12:01am–11:59 pm ONLY.

Visit our Membership page on Monday for this one-day only, online only sale.
In the meantime, check out our lineup of incredible plays and get ready for this amazing Membership sale!

WHERE: Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

The Christians

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Hana S. Sharif
Sep 7–Oct 8, 2017
Pearlstone Theater

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE LOSE FAITH IN OUR LEADERS?

Does absolute tolerance require tolerance of the intolerant? Can a divided head find a way to lead? When the stakes are eternity, what happens if your pastor is wrong? These are the questions that arise in a present-day American megachurch in The Christians, a new play about the seemingly insurmountable distance that exists when people of the same religion hold different beliefs. Stunning in its theatricality, this production will feature multiple choirs from area churches. Prescient in its investigation of the commercialization of religion, this play spotlights the sensitive and challenging obstacles of all successful organizations.

2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Winner

“This nonjudgmental show, which offers a safe place for good people to disagree and even, possibly, evolve spiritually, is a tonic for tough times.” –Dallas News

“[Hnath is] one of the brightest new voices of his generation.” –New York Times

Shakespeare in Love

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Blake Robison
Oct 19–Nov 26, 2017
Head Theater

THIS ONE'S FOR EVERYONE

“Shall I compare thee to a something something… mummers play?” And so begins one of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets, and this charming story of love, inspiration, muses, and art, based on the Oscar-winning film. This smart and poignant tale offers a smattering of allusions that will delight anyone familiar with the Bard—or simply the English language. This story is as crowd-pleasing as mistaken identities, a shipwreck, and love triumphant, and is set in a time when a Londoner could still utter the words: “Shakespeare? Never heard of him.” A great play for the entire family.

“A big-hearted hit.” –Variety

Content Advisory: A bawdy tale of love contains some mature themes and sexual situations making this more suitable for audiences from middle school and beyond.

Lookingglass Alice

Adapted by David Catlin from the works of Lewis Carroll
Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen
Nov 30–Dec 31, 2017
Pearlstone Theater

FOR THE FAMILY

Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice and a cast of characters as wild as whimsy and wicked as royalty. If you’re curiouser about the other side, David Catlin’s adapted tale will send you into a tailspin of queens and pawns, riddles and mind games, madness and tea parties. Our holiday season offering is perfect for the entire family, and children of all ages will delight in this wonderful world. Families can come together to build a theatergoing tradition and enjoy the spectacular realm created from author Lewis Carroll’s legendary imagination. Join us down the rabbit hole.

“Joyous and smart, playful and wise.” –Chicago Tribune

Content Advisory: This whimsical journey inspired by the imagination of Lewis Carroll is appropriate for theatergoers of all ages (ages 6 and up are welcome into the theater).

Skeleton Crew

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Nicole A. Watson
Jan 25–Mar 4, 2018
Head Theater
Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival

OUR STATE-OF-THE-NATION PLAY

From the playwright of Detroit ’67, Skeleton Crew (the third play in Dominique Morisseau’s acclaimed Detroit trilogy) tells the story of four workers at the last exporting auto plant in Detroit struggling to survive as their way of life disappears. Set around 2008, this play vividly portrays the modern struggle in a changing America, and reveals the real people on the factory line. This skeleton crew—the bare minimum number of staff needed to function—is made up of people who keep the vital operations of the plant running in the face of obstacles, rumors, and, eventually, the confirmation of their worst fears. Loyalties are tested and boundaries are crossed as this vibrant team of loyal and proud workers navigate an uncertain future.

Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

“Warm-blooded, astute…a very fine new play.” –New York Times

Content Advisory: A drama about the state of employment in our nation, this play includes explicit language and adult situations and is recommended for high school-aged audiences and up.

George Orwell’s Animal Farm

Adapted by Ian Wooldridge
Directed by May Adrales
Mar 1–Apr 1, 2018
Pearlstone Theater

ONCE UPON A TIME, THE ANIMALS REVOLTED

One day on Manor Farm, shortly before his death, an old boar named Major told the other animals about his dream. United by the realization that all animals have a common enemy—man—the animals revolted against the tyranny of forced work. They fought and gained their freedom and established a system of thought, Animalism, based on the wise words of the Major. All animals are comrades. All animals are equal. But as months and years pass, the exalted words of the Major become distorted, and the citizens of Animal Farm come to see that some animals are more equal than others.

“Profound and affecting.” –New York Times

“A brilliant politically minded piece.” –The Guardian

Content Advisory: Based on Orwell’s dystopian novel, this adaptation includes mature themes and subject matter that may be best suited for theater-goers in middle school and up.

TBA

A world premiere play with music
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
May 3–Jun 10, 2018
Pearlstone Theater

This major new musical project—Kwame Kwei-Armah’s grand finale as Artistic Director—promises to get you up on your feet singing and dancing along to music of the 1960s and 1970s that continues to touch the soul and heart of a generation.