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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Sunday, February 26, 2012

Contact:
Mona M. Rock
(410) 547-9000, ext. 277
mrock@thewalters.org

British Playwright Explores Theater Pioneer Ira Aldridge, 2/26

Join Kwame Kwei-Armah, British playwright, actor, director and new Artistic Director of CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore in this lively discussion about Ira Aldridge, the first American of African descent to achieve fame in the theater.

What: Ira Aldridge: African American Theater Pioneer
Join Kwame Kwei-Armah, British playwright, actor, director and new Artistic Director of CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore in this lively discussion about Ira Aldridge, the first American of African descent to achieve fame in the theater. Kwei-Armah will preview recordings from his recent radio documentary on Aldridge, who spent much of his career on the London stage in Shakespearian roles, especially that of Othello.
Where:
The Walters Art Museum
When:
Sunday, February 26, 2–3:15 p.m.
Price:
Free
Media Contact:
Amy Mannarino, 410-547-9000, ext. 277, amannarino@thewalters.org