'No Exit' to involve four casts on UMBC stage
An experimental rendition of Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit" -- with four casts performing the play simultaneously on four identical sets, starting at different moments in the text -- will be presented by the UMBC Theatre Department beginning Thursday.
"No Exit" was Sartre's solution to the problem of keeping three actors on stage at all times. "It occurred to me," the playwright wrote, "to put them in hell and make each of them the others' torturer."
Directed by UMBC assistant professor Alan Kreizenbeck, the production will feature a scenic evocation of hell consisting of a brightly lighted stage surrounded by reflective surfaces, designed by assistant professor Richard Montgomery.
"No Exit" will be presented Thursday to Saturday and Oct. 30-Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6. There will also be a $2 preview performance on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Call 455-2476. The Baltimore premiere of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" opens a one-month run at Fells Point Corner Theatre on Friday.
The story of an explosive romance between opposites, "Burn This" will feature Amy E. Wieczorek as a cool-headed dancer and Tony Colavito as her dangerously unpredictable lover. Direction is by Steve Goldklang.
"Burn This" will be presented at Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. (except Nov. 25), with matinees Nov. 11 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7. For more information, call 276-7837.
J. Wynn Rousuck Pro Musica Rara opens its concert season today with a program featuring Bach and Mozart at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The concert begins at 3:30 p.m. in Meyerhoff Auditorium.
Stanley Ritchie, recognized as a leading authority on the baroque and classical violin, will be among the guest artists. Also featured will be baroque oboist Virginia Brewer, who has performed with Ars Musica, America's first baroque orchestra.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $9 for seniors and BMA members, and $5 for full-time students. For information and reservations, call 889-4920.