Red Velvet

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By Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Shirley Basfield Dunlap

London, 1833.  A legendary actor falls ill while playing Othello. To save the show, the producer hands the role to Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor. How will the cast and critics react? How will history record the revolution taking place in the theatre?  Based on the true story, award-winning Red Velvet is making its Baltimore debut after wildly popular productions in London and New York.  “Gripping, intelligent, and passionate” – The Financial Times (London)

TELL a TEACHER:   Two school matinees will be scheduled in addition to our main stage productions. For school matinee details, contact Ron Heneghan or Robby Rose by email or call 410.244.8571, Ext. 113.

TICKET CALENDAR:  Season 2017-2018 single tickets will go on sale AUGUST 1, 2017. Reserve advance group sales (10 or more adults) by contacting Liz Nelson in the Box Office today. Use the calendar below to choose your date. Click BUY TICKETS to make your purchase. To see the next month’s show dates, use the red arrows >> in the top corner of the calendar.

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On show dates, the Box Office will open 1 hour before the show.
Box Office weekday hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11am to 3pm
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202