MIDLAND, Mich., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Center Stage Theatre of Midland Center for the Arts presents a five-season arc of plays examining the theatre's most influential and revolutionary plays and playwrights: the Cornerstone Series.
"The Cornerstone Series will trace a narrative, following the development of one important aspect of modern theatre, and present works that address societal issues in a way that only live theatre can," says Center Stage Managing Director Dexter Brigham. "Developed with the support and participation of theatre enthusiasts Neil and Annmarie Hawkins of Midland, and a grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation, the Cornerstone Series will present one play each season, starting in February 2016. Selections will show the human perspective from different points of view, using a wide assortment of theatrical tools."
Cornerstone selections will be accompanied by pre-opening director's talks, post-performance discussions and additional background materials on the history of the play and its influence on contemporary American theatre.
The Cornerstone Series debuts with the February 19 – 28, 2016, production of Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
Opening night, theatre lovers may take part in a pre-show "Dine & Discuss" opportunity with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof director Elaine DiFalco Daugherty and Managing Director Dexter Brigham. Dexter will also share insights about the remaining plays that will be part of the Cornerstone Series. Dinner tickets are $25; reservations will be accepted through February 14. Dinner does not include optional ticket to "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
Cornerstone Series titles for 2017 – 2020 are: "Long Day's Journey into Night" (Eugene O'Neill); "Oedipus the King" (Sophocles); "The Cherry Orchard" (Anton Chekov); and "August: Osage County" (Tracy Letts). www.mcfta.org/cornerstone.
Center Stage Theatre is one of the most successful and exciting community theatre companies in the Midwest. Member of the American Association of Community Theatre.
Midland Center for the Arts, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation formed under the laws of the State of Michigan incorporating six groups: Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Center Stage Choirs, Center Stage Theatre, MATRIX:MIDLAND, Midland County Historical Society, and Midland Symphony Orchestra.
SOURCE Midland Center for the Arts