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With the programming for his first full season as artistic director of Center Stage, Kwame Kwei-Armah declared that his tenure would be bold, challenging, and directed right at the core issues facing Baltimore. And none of his choices did so more than the so-called Raisin Cycle, which included Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris' response to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, and Beneatha's Place, Kwei-Armah's response to Clybourne Park. The two plays, expertly presented with nearly identical casts, ask vital questions about race, place, and ownership-the very same issues confronted in the constantly changing landscapes and demographics of Charm City.

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