Wallace's Things of Dry Hours Will Complete Centerstage Season

News   Wallace's Things of Dry Hours Will Complete Centerstage Season The previously vacant slot of Centerstage's 2006-2007 season will be filled by MacArthur Fellow recipient Naomi Wallace's new play, Things of Dry Hours.

The tense pas-de-trois from the author of One Flea Spare will be the final offering of the Baltimore theatre company's previously announced season, playing April 28-June 3 in the Head Theatre. Kwame Kwei-Armah will direct the Things of Dry Hours, which investigates "the questions of identity, self, race, and politics through the thorny relations of a trio of poor Alabamans during the Great Depression." Directors have also been announced for the upcoming season, which kicks off with The Three Sisters Sept. 15. Artistic director Irene Lewis will direct the classic Chekhov work, which runs through Oct. 29 in the Head Theatre.

The remainder of the season comprises Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, directed by Lillian Groag (Oct. 26-Nov. 26 in the Pearlstone); Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse, directed by David Schweizer (Dec. 8, 2006-Jan. 14, 2007 in the Pearlstone); Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind, directed by Irene Lewis (Feb. 2-March 4 in the Pearlstone); and Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness!, directed by Melia Bensussen (March 16-April 15 in the Pearlstone).

For more information about Centerstage, visit www.centerstage.org. For tickets, call the theatre's box office at (410) 332-0033.