For its 56th season, Baltimore Center Stage will deliver a production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” and the recent New York hit “Indecent,” along with an American theater classic and a world premiere.
The 2018-2019 lineup begins in September with a revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” the sizzling Southern drama by Tennessee Williams from 1955.
Opening in October will be “King of the Yees,” a semi-autobiographical work by Lauren Yee that explores Chinese-American culture with comedy and fantasy.
Marcus Gardley’s “A Wonder in My Soul,” about friends who run a beauty salon on Chicago’s volatile South Side, is being reworked to get a Baltimore setting. The new version of the 2017 play will be presented as Center Stage’s holiday production.
In January 2019, the company will offer “Fun Home,” with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, the musical explores childhood, family secrets and the process of coming out.
Another work with gay themes, Paula Vogel’s “Indecent,” will be presented in association with Washington’s Arena Stage and Kansas City Rep, starting in late February 2019. The play, which enjoyed an extended Broadway run last year, looks at the true story of a Yiddish theater piece that generated charges of obscenity in New York in 1923.
Wrapping up the season in May 2019 will be the world premiere of “How to Catch Creation” by Christina Anderson, winner of the Lorraine Hansberry Award. Center Stage describes the play as “a bittersweet story of finding and following our passions.”