Baltimore Center Stage: Donor Events

Baltimore Center Stage Society Trips

Join us for the 2020 Washington D.C. Society Trip curated by Stephanie Ybarra, Baltimore Center Stage’s Artistic Director. This trip includes 3 plays, delicious meals, and conversations with special guest artists.

Saturday, April 25th

11am Society trip members arrive at Baltimore Center Stage


11:30am Group departs on coach bus from Center Stage en route to Washington D.C.


12:30pm Lunch with artistic staff members from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company before a matinee showing of world premiere, There’s Always the Hudson.


3pm Saturday matinee

There’s Always the Hudson

Written by Paola Lazaro

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Lola and T met years ago in a support group for sexual abuse survivors. They’ve made a pact... and that deadline is coming at them fast. So tonight, they decide to take matters into their own hands by plotting to exact revenge on anyone who has ever f--ked with them. Spend the night with two fractured souls who let loose their fury in this fearless and f--ked up adventure. Paola Lázaro’s new work takes an unflinching look at confronting trauma, and how the bonds with our chosen family can carry us through.


6pm Saturday dinner
Special Dinner with guest artists


8pm Saturday evening performance

Toni Stone

Written by Lydia R. Diamond
Arena Stage
Considered a pioneer, Toni Stone is the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men’s league in the 1950s. Against all odds, Stone blazes a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules. Based on Martha Ackmann’s book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the latest work from award-winning playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Smart PeopleThe Bluest Eye) tells the dynamic and uplifting story of Stone’s journey of perseverance and resilience just to do what she loved the most — play baseball.


Post-show Meet and Greet with Daniel Bryant, actor in TONI STONE and former Baltimore Center Stage staff

Sunday, April 26th

11:30 Sunday morning brunch
Enjoy a brunch at Sospeso with special guest artists before a Sunday Matinee showing of The Ballad of Emmett Till.


2pm Sunday matinee

Written by Ifa Bayeza
Mosaic Theatre
Bayeza’s Edgar Award-winning drama recounts the last two weeks of young Emmett Till's life on his journey from Chicago to Money, Mississippi, revealing his boisterous, stuttering character and his fateful encounter with Caroline Bryant, the young white woman whose accusations led to Emmett’s subsequent murder.


Approximately 4pm, Bus departs from Mosaic Theater en route to Baltimore Center Stage, arriving at approximately 5pm.

Registration Information:
Trip cost is $675 per person. This price includes roundtrip bus transportation, three performances, and three meals. Trip is limited to 30 participants. To save your spot and register, contact Kara Powell at or 410.986.4026. For questions about this trip, contact Randi Benesch at

Hotel Information:
A special group block has been reserved at the InterContinental: Washington D.C. —The Wharf. The rate is $249+ and must be reserved by March 15, 2020. To book your stay using the group rate, call 1-833-249-1029 using the group code BCS or use this link.

About the Baltimore Center Stage Society
Created in 1993, the Baltimore Center Stage Society recognizes the generous support of trustees and major donors whose annual contributions of $1,500 or more provide special opportunities for our artists and audiences. Society members ensure that the theater remains an open, creative space that can offer tickets at affordable prices. Society members actively engage in various theatrical experiences, enjoying sneak peeks into rehearsals, behind-the-scenes conversations with directors and actors, and the opportunity to join Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra and Executive Director Michael Ross on trips around the world! For information on how you can become a member, please contact the Development Department or make an online donation today.