'The Cocktail Hour' to open Friday
A. R. Gurney's "The Cocktail Hour" begins a five-weekend run Friday at Theatre Hopkins, located in the Merrick Barn. Curtain times are 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with matinees at 2:15 p.m. Sundays.
A comedy about a playwright who shocks his parents by writing a play about his very proper, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant family, "The Cocktail Hour" will star real-life husband and wife Robert and Ruth Lawson Walsh as the parents and Harry B. Turner as their playwright son. Tickets are $7 and $8. For more information call 338-7159.
"Closets," a work in progress by the Splitting Image Theatre Company examining the effect of childhood psychological wounds on adults, will be presented Thursday to Sunday at 8 p.m. in Towson State University's main stage theater.
Conceived by Splitting Image co-directors Harvey Doster and Binnie Ritchie Holum, the movement theater piece features Maria Broom, Jim Shanklin, Bob Holum and Amy Wieczorek. Admission is $5; $4 for students, seniors and TSU faculty, staff and alumni. For additional information call 830-2787.
The Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the Ailey troupe's acclaimed junior company, will perform at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City Saturday and next Sunday. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. April 27 performance -- a benefit for the show's presenter, Kinetics Dance Theatre, which will be followed by a dinner-dance -- are $50. The April 28 performance is sold out. Master classes will be held both days from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; the cost is $12 for adults and $10 for teens. Call 461-9907.