Lewis will kick off her 14th season at the theatre directing Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan, which asks the question, "What do you do when a woman with a past makes a play for your husband?" That question will be answered Sept. 24-Oct. 24 at the Pearlstone Theatre.
Will Frears, who helmed the premiere production of Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilio's Omnium Gatherum, will direct Centerstage's production of The Price. The Arthur Miller play about the confrontation between two grown brothers plays Centerstage's Pearlstone Nov. 11-Dec. 12.
Centerstage associate Marion McClinton, who received a Tony nomination for directing King Hedley II, will direct Elmina's Kitchen, which is making its American premiere at the Baltimore theatre. Kwame Kwei Armah's play concerns single-dad Deli and his relationship with his estranged son. Elmina's Kitchen, a hit at London's Royal National Theatre, will play the Pearlstone Dec. 31, 2004-Jan. 30, 2005.
Irene Lewis will also direct the Tony-winning musical Two Gentlemen of Verona, Feb. 11-March 27 at the Head Theatre. Adapted from the Shakespeare classic, Verona features a book by John Guare and Mel Shapiro and a score by Guare (lyrics) and Hair's Galt MacDermot (music).
David Schweizer will direct Thomas Gibbons' new play Permanent Collection, which plays the Pearlstone Theatre March 11-April 10. The play, according to production notes, is described as "a provocative examination of the politics of race set against the backdrop of a privately owned and individually styled art collection." The Centerstage season concludes with Harley Granville's The Voysey Inheritance, April 29-June 5 in the Head Theatre. Artistic director Lewis will also direct this century-old ethical thriller.
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