Celebrating our final season in our beloved 1201 N. Royal St. theatre. We have loved this intimate space where we have showcased so many exceptional artists telling such a range of compelling stories with words and often music. I am very proud of the work done on this stage for the past 18 years. But this fall the building will be leveled and an amazing condo development with an arts component of artists’ studios will arise. In the meantime construction of our new theatre will have begun along with the condo conversion happening at the former Crowne Plaza Hotel around the corner. So stay posted.
This coming season we will be offering a range of events, including plays, concert versions of musicals,
cabarets and more in a variety of cool spaces around and about, starting with a reading at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival on Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2 at 11 am. Cousin Bella, Whore of Minsk, by Sherman Yellen, the playwright who wrote Josephine Tonight that we produced in 2012. Yellen is a great story teller and has written several memoirs about his family in New York as Russian immigrants at the turn of the century. “Cousin Bella” has an incredible, bordering on unbelievable story to tell so you will not want to miss this. Very exciting that this reading will be held in the Russian Lounge in the Opera House at the Kennedy Center since the story begins in Minsk (ending in New York City, of course).
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A FREE READING AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
MetroStage to present
by Sherman Yellen
Monday, September 2 at 11am
in the Russian Lounge in the Opera House
Playwright Sherman Yellen recounts the life of his cousin Bella, who as a young Jewish woman in Russia was sold into prostitution, rescued by his indomitable grandmother, and immigrated to America, where the most extraordinary drama of her life was yet to unfold.
A play in development, based on Yellen's memoir, featuring Jennifer Mendenhall, and directed by Tyler Herman.
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