Maryland Stage Company to present tribute to Samuel 0) Beckett
In memory of Samuel Beckett, who died last December, the Maryland Stage Company will present "A Tribute to Samuel Beckett," three of the influential Irish playwright's short plays, beginning Thursday at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. A symposium on Beckett will be held Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
The plays, "Not I," "Ohio Impromptu" and "Rockaby," will be directed by Xerxes Mehta, artistic director of the Maryland Stage Company, the resident professional troupe at UMBC. Performances times are 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, and again Nov. 14-17 in the UMBC Theatre. Tickets are $6.
The symposium will feature three Beckett scholars, Ruby Cohn, Peter Gidal and Angela Moorjani, and will be held immediately after Saturday's performance, at no extra charge. For more information call 455-2476.
@ Theatre Hopkins opens its 1990-1991 season Friday with "Heartbreak House," George Bernard Shaw's allegorical view of an apocalypse.
Featured in the cast are J. R. Lyston as Captain Shotover, and Cherie Weinert and Arthur Laupus as his daughter and #i son-in-law. "Heartbreak House" will be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., with matinees Sundays at 2:15 p.m., through Dec. 9. Tickets are $7 and $8.
The rest of the Theatre Hopkins season will consist of Edward Albee's "The American Dream" and "Zoo Story," Feb. 15 to March 17; A. R. Gurney's "The Cocktail Hour," April 26 to May 26; and, as its annual outdoor production at Evergreen House, Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" June 22, 23, 29 and 30.
Call 338-7159, weekdays between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
J. WYNN ROUSUCK The Cantilena Piano Quartet will perform tonight at 7:30 as part of the Shriver Hall Concert Series on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University.
Formerly the Cantilena Chamber Players, this world-renowned ensemble is in its second decade as a touring and recording piano quartet. It has been a leading force in the expansion of the literature for piano and strings, with more than 20 new works dedicated to the Cantilena.
Tickets are $16 general admission, $6 for students. Call 338-7164 for further information.