Read what the critics are saying about The Whipping Man. Now playing through May 13.


"A truly thought-provoking play and a powerful end to the CENTERSTAGE season."--WYPR


"A taut, atmospheric production...Astutely directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah"--The Baltimore Sun


"Director Kwame Kwei-Armah...shows a rich instinct for atmosphere" in a "brooding, coiled production"--The Washington Post


"A chilling tale of justice and freedom...A historical masterpiece."--DC Metro Theater Arts


"Has a powerful immediacy...displays an impressive instinct for the physical reality of the theater"
--Baltimore City Paper


And don't forget to attend any of our remaining Acts of Inheritance, including discussions with Rain Pryorchef and food historian Michael Twitty, a performance by Lea Gilmore, and much more. Click the button below for a full schedule.


After three superb seasons, we conclude our Cabaret Series May 17-20 with our most popular artist, the phenomenal E. Faye Butler in her ALL NEW show What A Difference A Diva Makes. 

The 26th Annual Young Playwrights Festival is THIS MONDAY, April 30 at 7 pm in The Pearlstone Theater! Click below for the honorees that will have staged readings of their plays.

Calling all bidders! The 26th Annual Benefit Gala for CENTERSTAGE invites you to stake your claim to some of this year's unbelievable online auction items. Bidding starts today!


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Dance pioneers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Liz Lerman embark upon their first-ever collaboration, in a creative residency at CENTERSTAGE. This multi-faceted partnership will use the duo's artistic rigor, distinctive creative processes, friendship, and humor to explore questions about civil rights, poverty and economic inequality, aging, and feminism across today's United States. Click here to buy tickets!


Michael Micalizzi, Kevyn Morrow, Johnny Ramey. Photo by Richard Anderson.