January 21, 2013 the nation pauses to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama and to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr Day. In honor of these events, CENTERSTAGE will be making 100 Pay What You Can tickets available for their special performance on Jan 21st. Purchases must be made in person at the CenterStage box office and will remain available as long as supplies last.
The Box Office, located at the theatre at 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland, opens at 9 am on Friday, January 4, and at noon on Saturday, January 5. More information can be found at www.centerstage.org/boxoffice.
Called “emotionally powerful and theatrically stunning,” by Variety, The Mountaintop finds Dr. King at The Lorraine Hotel on April, 3 1968. As he unwinds and prepares, a visit from a hotel maid offers welcome diversion and a challenging new perspective—but also raises profound and surprising questions. Written by Katori Hall and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, The Mountaintop runs Jan 9–Feb 24. Tickets and more information can be found at www.centerstage.org/Mountaintop, or by calling 410.332.0033.
Prior to the January 21st production, CENTERSTAGE welcomes one and all to a special celebration of two historic events: the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the inauguration of President Barak Obama with “Living the Dream: From King to Obama.” Performances and speeches from Baltimore’s local youth performing arts groups will explore and reflect on Dr. King’s dream and continuing his work of racial equality. A light reception will follow the performance. The performance begins at 5 pm and is free and open to the public.