BALTIMORE: Baltimore Center Stage has announced its 2018-19 mainstage season, which comprises six shows, including one world premiere.
“Our 2018-19 season is going to be a theatregoers’ theatre season, full of the kind of diverse, smart, entertaining, and thought-provoking work you have come to expect from Baltimore Center Stage,” said Michael Ross, Baltimore Center Stage’s executive director. “It’s a season of acclaimed hits, voices new and returning, and stunning theatricality. “
The season begins with Tennessee Williams’s classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Sept. 13-Oct. 14), about a Southern family wracked by guilt and lust and greed.
Next is Lauren Yee’s King of the Yees (Oct. 25-Nov. 18), a comedy in which the playwright is a character who must search for her father, a pillar of their Chinese-American community, when he suddenly goes missing.
Marcus Gardley’s A Wonder in My Soul follows (Nov. 29-Dec. 23), a drama about longtime co-owners of a Baltimore beauty shop who must make a major decision.
Following will be the hit Broadway musical Fun Home (Jan. 17-Feb. 24, 2019), with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Adapted from the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, the show tells the story of a young girl as she grows into a sense of her own sexuality, and of her repressed father’s.
Next is Paula Vogel’s Indecent (Feb. 28-Mar. 31, 2019), produced in association with Arena Stage and Kansas City Rep. Vogel’s play tells the true story of Sholem Asch’s controversial 1923 play God of Vengeance as well as its aftermath and implications.
How to Catch Creation follows (May 2-26, 2019). Anderson’s world-premiere follows a young writer in the mid-1960s, whose life is turned upside down when her girlfriend drops some unexpected news.
Baltimore Center Stage, which was named the State Theater of Maryland in 1978, strives to engage, enrich, and broaden the perspectives of diverse audiences through entertaining and thought-provoking work and educational programs.