10. Macbeth Not a stage production per se but a movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy directed by Justin Kurzel whose extraordinary clarity of vision brings this tale of cruelty and revenge to savage life. Intensely atmospheric, the film is almost entirely shot in the Scottish countryside—full of mist and fog and fen—and shows us […]
With screenings of theatrical productions becoming more popular – London’s NT Live just reported that Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance in Hamlet has brought in just over $4.5 million from world wide viewers – Center Stage in Baltimore has innovated the genre, making plays in response to recent civil rights issues, taking them outside and sharing them […]
Family politics are prickly enough, but throw in a proudly political left-wing clan and you’ve got the makings of some proletariat pyrotechnics.
How can something so sumptuous also be so balanced? That’s the delicious riddle of Center Stage’s production of Amadeus, which, under the assured direction of artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah is both visually and aurally lavish, yet empathetic.
A very different show than Isango Ensemble’s companion piece, Magic Flute, Venus and Adonis is more somber, less accessible, and is more of an acquired taste. While Flute is deliriously fun for all ages, Venus and Adonis is definitely slanted to a more sedate crowd ready to hunker down and deal with the vagaries of […]
Who knew that Mozart’s Magic Flute could bounce and sway with an African beat? It does, big time in the masterful production by the visiting artistry of the Isango Ensemble from Cape Town, South Africa. And I mean visiting as in short run of only several performances remaining before they pack up for the rest […]
Independence Day will offer more than fireworks for theater lovers, as a screening of Center Stage’s acclaimed digital theater project My America will stream at Fandor.com on the Fourth of July, with a special screening following at New York City’s IFC Center on July 9.
Let’s face it. This winter sucked the very marrow out of our bones. These days, we’re feeling as hollow as a chocolate bunny left over from Easter. If you’re wondering where your whoops-a-daisy has gone, revive your flagging spirits at Center Stage’s springy production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang’s Tony […]