While the nation watched, the streets of Baltimore erupted in violence Monday night, April 20th, in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. As the week unfolded and the city became locked down around them, we asked what the impact of these unprecedented events was having on the cast working on a new musical tribute to Bob Marley at Center Stage.
The answer came this afternoon with the announcement that the cast of Marley would be performing Bob Marley songs at a free concert Saturday, May 2nd at 3:30 pm at the intersection of Pennsylvania and North Avenues.
“Although the cast and crew’s focus is working on this production,” the press release says about its production which begins May 7, ” it cannot be denied that Bob Marley’s message of redemption, love and revolution resonates very deeply right now and the cast wants to share his songs with the community.
“Center Stage’s Community Programs and Education Department is organizing the concert as a way to offer healing to our community.”
In response to the 10pm curfew still effect in Baltimore City this weekend, Rep Stage has moved the Friday and Saturday evening performance times of Sunset Baby to 7pm.
As announced earlier, Everyman Theatre, performing Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, has moved all evening performances through May 3 to a 7pm start time.