In celebration of DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, CENTERSTAGE will be having a special performance of The Mountaintop at 7:30 pm. In order to make this performance affordable and accessible, 100 Pay What You Can tickets for that performance will be made available on January 4 and 5.
Prior to the 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.
Pay What You Can tickets for the January 21 performance of The Mountaintop will be available January 4 and 5, and are available at the Box Office, in person only. The Box Office opens at 10 am on Friday, January 4, and at 12 pm 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.
The Mountaintop is sponsored by Northrop Grumman, with additional support from Legg Mason and Miles and Stockbridge.
CENTERSTAGE, the State Theater of Maryland, celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season in 2012-13. The professional, nonprofit company serves as a local hub and national leader for provocative, entertaining theater and as a catalyst for conversation in the community. Each year, a broad range of productions in two intimate performance spaces attracts a highly diverse audience of more than 100,000 people-including more than 8,000 fiercely loyal members. Under the leadership of acclaimed playwright, actor, and director Kwame Kwei-Armah (Artistic Director) and national arts leader Stephen Richard (Managing Director), CENTERSTAGE enters its 50th year with a renewed dedication to the production of world-class theater in the heart of Baltimore.