Baltimore Center Stage: The Raisin Cycle: Beneatha's Place and Clybourne Park
The Raisin Cycle: Beneatha's Place and Clybourne Park
April 10–June 16
  • Directed by Derrick Sanders
  • Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
  • Beneatha's Place by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Two plays, one American story. Beneatha’s Place and Clybourne Park will be produced in rotating repertory as The Raisin Cycle, using a single company of actors and shared design team, under the direction of Derrick Sanders. In presenting Clybourne Park and Beneatha’s Place side by side, Baltimore Center Stage will explore with its audiences the monumental legacy of A Raisin in the Sun and, through the conversation among these plays, a range of perspectives on the state of race and class in our contemporary communities.

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In the Press

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Beneatha’s Place offers an earnest and piercing perspective on race at a time that theaters are eagerly seeking product with appeal to multi-racial auds.— Variety
Has [Kwame Kwei-Armah] pulled it off?? An enthusiastic YES!!!— BroadwayWorld
CENTERSTAGE has crafted a surprisingly original and thought-provoking response to Norris’ play.— MD Theatre Guide
If Beneatha’s Place were only about responding to Clybourne Park, it would have marginal interest. But the new work, neatly spiced with humor, irony and history lessons, has enough substance in its own right.— The Baltimore Sun
superb production… Don’t miss it— DC Metro Theatre Arts
a potent Baltimore premiere… wonderfully wicked humor— The Baltimore Sun
isn’t merely clever—it’s smart… Explodes the modern day hot air balloon of political correctness.— WYPR
…thoughtful, beautifully crafted addition to the legacy of A Raisin in the Sun.— WYPR
let’s hope that others adopt [Kwei-Armah’s] impulse to keep the talk flowing.— The Washington Post
In the News
The New York Times—For Sons of ‘Raisin,’ a Back-to-Back Duel
BBC Front Row—Kwame Kwei-Armah With Mark Lawson on Beneatha's Place
Bmore Media—New Centerstage play rewrites the script on race
Baltimore Magazine—Cameo: Kwame Kwei-Armah
The Washington Post—Hansberry’s long shadow in ‘Raisin Cycle’
The Baltimore Sun—Kwame Kwei-Armah keeps his vow to bring Center Stage national exposure
The Boston Globe—‘A Raisin in the Sun’ inspires spinoffs and debate