Bruce Norris

'After the Revolution' and '4000 Miles,' two plays at Center Stage, focus on a family of New York communists

'After the Revolution' and '4000 Miles,' two plays at Center Stage, focus on a family of New York communists

Center Stage is becoming the place in Baltimore for experiments in repertory theater. An audience can get an extra buzz when two plays are presented with overlapping themes, characters, casts, directors, designers, and/or schedules. That happened two years ago when the theater presented two plays simultaneously: Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park” and artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah’s own “Beneatha’s Place.” Both plays were sequels to Lorraine Hansberry’s “Raisin in the Sun,” and the dialogue among those three plays was almost as interesting as the dialogue within each show.

Now Center Stage is attempting something similar. The Amy Herzog Festival will feature two plays by the...

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