Photo Credit: Adam Baker
By Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by Sarah K. Chalmers
A collaboration between Civic Ensemble and Cornell Performing and Media Arts
April 28-29 and May 5-6
at the Schwartz Center
Chisom Awachie, Scott Blankenbaker, Siobhan Brandman,
Edam Dzodzomenyo, Delmar Fears, Marquan Jones,
Sabrina Liu, Alejandra Rodriguez, and Irving Torres
Baltimore tells the story of Shelby Wilson, an African-American resident adviser for a group of freshmen at a college in New England. When a racist caricature is drawn on the dorm door of one of her black students, she is forced to reevaluate her naive belief that she lives in a post-racial society, and she must help strive for peace on campus. The play, Civic Ensemble’s second annual collaboration with Cornell’s Department of Performance and Media Arts, references true events, including the riots in Ferguson, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the deaths of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and Sandra Bland.
BUY TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online at the Media and Performing Arts Box Office. Tickets are $15/adults and $8/students and seniors.