Baltimore Center Stage: Thoughts of a Colored Man
Thoughts of a Colored Man
October 10–November 10
  • By Keenan Scott II
  • Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
  • Co-production with Syracuse Stage
  • In association with Brian Moreland and Ron Simons

“LUMINOUS. YOU CAN’T IMAGINE A MORE POWERFUL DYNAMIC BETWEEN ACTOR AND AUDIENCE.” —DC Theatre Scene

ONE THEME, SEVEN VARIATIONS

A world-premiere play from Keenan Scott II, one of today’s boldest new voices, Thoughts of a Colored Man blends language, music, and dance. Welcome to the vibrant inner life of being Black, proud, and thriving in the 21st Century. Set over a single day, this richly theatrical mosaic goes beyond the rhythms of the basketball court and the boisterousness of the barbershop to shed brilliant light into the hearts and minds of a community of men searching for their most triumphant selves.

 


RUN TIME: Approximately 95 minutes with no intermission.

WARNING: This performance includes the use of haze and recorded gunshots.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Baltimore Center Stage recognizes each family's need to make informed decisions about what show is appropriate for their young people. We do not presume that every show is well-suited for every young person, and it is in that spirit we share the following content considerations. This play contains discussions of adult behavior such as sex, drugs, and violence, profanity and racial slurs.

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Reviews
“Expands the theatrical landscape of telling the American Story. Chills run up and down your spine.”— Urban CNY
“A production worth seeing again and again.”— Syracuse.com
“The entire cast is sensational… expertly directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.”— www.nytv.com
“Luminous. You can’t imagine a more powerful dynamic between actor and audience.” — DC Theatre Scene
“Outstanding! Impressive! A poetic balm… ‘Thoughts’ reveals universal truths.” —DC Metro Theater Arts— DC Metro Theater Arts
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