Center Stage fills in remainder of 2011-2012 season
When Center Stage announced its 2011–12 season a few weeks ago, one slot was TBA. It has now been filled with "The Whipping Man," a play by Matthew Lopez that had a well-received run at New York's Manhattan Theatre Club earlier this season.
The production, scheduled for April 4–May 13, 2012, will be directed by incoming Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah.
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Lopez, whose works include "Somewhere" and "Zoey’s Perfect Wedding," said in a statement that he is ..."delighted that 'The Whipping Man's' first regional production after its New York premiere will take place at Center Stage, a theater where I have had wonderful experiences as an audience member in the past. I am also honored that Kwame has chosen it as the first play he will direct in his new role as artistic director ... 'The Whipping Man' is a play about new beginnings and how we define family. I cannot think of a more perfect time and place for it to find its next home than at Center Stage at this particular time in its history."
In case you missed the earlier announcement, the rest of the company's seasons offers "The Rivals," "American Buffalo," "Jazz" (premiere of an adaptation of Toni Morrison novel), "A Skull in Connemara," and "Into the Woods."