Center Stage will present international mix in 1991-92

May 08, 1991

Center Stage's 1991-92 season crosses international borders, showcasing classics by such playwrights as France's Moliere along with new productions from South Africa's Athol Fugard and Baltimore's Paula Vogel.

Irene Lewis, acting artistic director at Center Stage, yesterday announced the schedule for the theater's upcoming season.

"It's a wide variety, with plays from Norway, Britain, France, ItalySouth Africa and America," says Lewis. "We tried to concentrate on great plays as well as two bold new voices, one from Baltimore and the other from Minneapolis."

The plays to be be staged include: Moliere's "Misanthrope," a satire on the hypocrisies of French society; "A Doll House" by Henrik Ibsen, the famous tale of a Norwegian wife's awakening; "The Queen and the Rebels" by Ugo Betti, a 20th century Italian play about the search for a lost queen during political rebellion.

) Two new plays by American

writers having their Baltimore premieres at Center Stage are "Police Boys" by Marion Isaac McClinton, which captures a tough night in an inner-city police precinct, and Baltimorean Vogel's "The Baltimore Waltz," a comic presentation of the lives of a woman and her brother with AIDS. The two plays are part of Center Stage's re:Discovery series and will be presented in the new Pearlstone Theater.

"My Children! My Africa!" by Fugard, a story of South African activists, will be presented pending confirmation of Center Stage's theater rights to the play. Center Stage also plans to present a yet-unnamed comedy or romance by Shakespeare not previously performed at the theater.

The name of the Shakespeare play and confirmation of "My Children! My Africa!" will be announced in June. At that time, the theater will also announce the dates each play will be performed. For more about the upcoming season or to reserve tickets, call 332-0033.

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