Fri, Nov 08|
Season opener! "Thoughts of a Colored Man: One Theme, Seven Variations"
Baltimore Center Stage presents a bold new play by young poet and playwright Keenan Scott II featuring spoken word. With his unique approach to storytelling, Scott presents the distinct and intersecting lives of 7 African-American male archetypes, each representing a human emotion. A work of heart.
Time & Location
Nov 08, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mixolo, Inc., 8 Market Place, Baltimore, MD, USA
About The Event
Don't opt out of this hit season opener at Baltimore Center Stage because you can't convince a plus-one. You can sit with us! Rumor has it this one is Broadway-bound. You get to see it in advance.
Keenan Scott II writes about the black male experience in America today. The play, Thoughts of a Colored Man: One Theme: Seven Variations” creates 7 complex characters each embodying one of 7 human emotions: Wisdom, Passion, Depression, Lust, Happiness, Love and Anger.
The young Scott's work deftly addresses race, racism, race relations and historical injustices (Keenan chose the word "Colored" for its historical significance and weight) with a contemporary take on community and the resilience of a group in American society that by any measure could be viewed as endangered.
The individual stories are compelling, however, the interactions between the men are most revealing as other 'isms and yes, phobias, are highlighted when confronted with other universal issues around mental health, class, gender, and sexuality. The fraternal bonds are heightened and challenged simultaneously.
Keenan surprises the audience by introducing one of the characters, the son of Nigerian immigrants, challenging the notion of a "separate" identity of second and third-generation African immigrants whose ancestors migrated to the United States in the 20th century from people whose ancestors were enslaved in America.
While there are some strong themes in the play, again, the Baltimore Center Stage deftly selects a play for a diverse audience that informs and unites us through stories of the human experience.
The photo features the cast of Thoughts of a Colored Man at Baltimore Center Stage, Photo credit: Michael Davis
Your ticket includes admission to the 7:00 PM performance. You will be seated with your fellow theater enthusiasts coming out on their own as well.
On the 2nd floor, you may enjoy self-pay snacks and small plates at Dooby's outpost. They open 1 1/2 hours before the performance. There are also light snacks and alcoholic beverages served at the main floor bar/cafe.
On-street parking is available. The Baltimore Sun Parking Garage, located at 601 N. Calvert Street, is diagonally across from the theater at Monument and Calvert Streets.
If you are parking in the Baltimore Sun Garage, you can pay via credit card at the pay station in the garage lobby or at the in-lane pay station as you exit. Baltimore Center Stage is unable to validate parking tickets.
Full parking details and transportation options are available at Baltimore Center Stage.
Mixolo will be required to make advance payments for this type of event. The tickets are non-refundable. Cancellations by Mixolo will be fully refunded. Cancellations by Center Stage will not be refunded, however, they will accommodate a purchase credit transfer for a future performance.
No formal dress code, however, we ask that you consider business casual for this event.
Photos may be taken for promotional purposes for our web, social media and marketing materials. Mixolo is a real-life social network; we want to minimize the use of stock photos and reflect the true essence of our MIxolo community. Your registration and attendance will imply your willingness to participate and your release of all photos for use in marketing and promotions for Mixolo, Inc.
ABOUT THE MIXOLO APP:
Our events are now offered in the Mixolo mobile app available on Google Play or Apple iTunes for download.
The use of MIXCHAT, our messaging platform for connecting with members after you meet at an event is currently available only with purchases that originate in the app.
Mixolo seating at BCS 11/8
The ticket price reflects added ticket fees Mixolo must pay to Baltimore Center Stage for the $74 seats in the play.