Arts and entertainment season preview THEATER

August 29, 1991|By Winifred Walsh

CLASSIC works by Henrik Ibsen and Jean Anouilh and contemporary works by playwrights Jon Klein, John Patrick Shanley and Israel Horovitz are among the many exciting theatrical offerings on the horizon this fall at professional and community theaters.

Also slated for fall production is the community theater premiere of an original musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and the area premiere of John Steinbach's "The Grapes of Wrath," which had a successful run on Broadway last year.

Following is a list of the major productions scheduled for the fall theater season:

"The Queen and the Rebels" Oct. 18-Dec. 1

Center Stage 700 N. Calvert St. 332-0033

A revolution breaks out in an unnamed country and the queen mysteriously disappears. The production will be presented in Center Stage's Head Theater.

"My Children! My Africa!" by Athol Fugard Nov. 21-Dec. 22 Center Stage

Set in South Africa a black activist and a white liberal work together against apartheid. Production will be presented in the Pearlstone Theater.

"Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" Oct. 1-27 Morris A. Mechanic Theatre 1 N. Charles St. 625-1400

The pre-Broadway tryout of Israel Horovitz's new play stars Jason Robards and Judith Ivey. The play portrays the relationship between a retired high school music appreciation and English literature teacher and his Irish housekeeper.

Fair Lady" Oct. 29-Nov. 24 Morris A. Mechanic Theatre

John Neville, Christine Andreas and Clive Revill star in this version of "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw. An English phonetician tries to make a "lady" of a guttersnipe.

"The Buddy Holly Story" by Alan Jones Dec. 10-Jan. 5 Morris A. Mechanic Theatre

The life story of the rock 'n' roll star.

"Marry Me a Little" Sept. 17-Oct. 13 Olney Theatre Route 108, Olney 924-3400

Musical revue with music by Stephen Sondheim.

"Masquerade"

Sept. 11-29 Theatre Project

45 W. Preston St. 752-8558

Theatre Buff from St. Petersburg/Leningrad in the Soviet Union created this new comedy in which a bumbling fireman tells many stories.

"We All Fall Down" Oct. 2-13 Theatre Project

The Touchstone Theater presents this movement/theater piece, a celebration of childhood for grown-ups. Call 752-8558.

Shelter"

Oct. 16-27 Theatre Project

Tmu-Na Theatre from Israel presents this story of three strangers who confront each other in a shelter in Israel during the Gulf War. Call 752-8558.

"Frank"

Oct. 30-Nov. 10 Theatre Project

Michael Matthews from Amsterdam performs in this work inspired by Mary Shelley's famous horror story, "Frankenstein." Call 752-8558.

"Decodanz & Koppelvision" Nov. 13-24 Theatre Project

Margolis Brown Adaptors present this multi-media satire on pop culture.

"Blues in the Night" Sept. 13-Oct. 6 Arena Players 801 McCulloh St. 728-6500

Twenty-six blues numbers frame three women's relationship with scoundrel.

"Christmas Is Comin' Uptown" Dec. 6-15 Arena Players

The musical based on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is a Youtheatre production.

"Chapter Two" by Neil Simon Sept. 27-Oct. 6. Dundalk Community Theatre Dundalk Community College 7200 Sollers Point Road 285-9667

A newly married man is haunted by the memory of his dead wife.

"Romance, Romance" by Barry Harmon and Keith Herrmann Nov. 15-24 Dundalk Community Theatre

A double dose of romance and music.

"T Bone N Weasel" by Jon Klein Sept. 27-Oct. 27 Fells Point Corner Theatre 251 S. Ann St. 276-7837

Two petty crooks on parole have a series of comic misadventures.

"Italian American Reconciliation"

by John Patrick Shanley Nov. 15-Dec. 15 Fells Point Corner Theatre

A young Italian man is caught in an amusing romantic triangle.

"The Nerd" by Larry Shue Sept. 6-29 The Spotlighters 817 St. Paul St. 752-1225

Madcap farce involving the antics of assorted characters.

@"Jekyll and Hyde" Oct. 4-27 The Spotlighters

A new musical adaptation of the famous classic created and performed by the New Century Theater.

"Scrooge"

Dec. 6-22 The Spotlighters

Musical based on the Charles Dickens classic.

"The Waltz of the Toreodors" by Jean Anouilh. Nov. 15-Dec. 15 Theatre Hopkins, Merrick Barn, The Johns Hopkins University 338-7159

A tale of stolen romance and padlocked wedlock.

"Night Watch" Sept. 27-Oct. 27 806 S. Broadway 563-9135

A dead body in a window is seen by a frightened heiress.

"Celebration"

Nov. 8-Dec. 15 The Vagabond Players

A rich old man and a young orphan battle for the love a beautiful girl in this musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt.

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