Center Stage's production of Shakespeare's "Pericles, Prince Tyre" takes a strange play and makes it stranger. Surrealism has been added to this magical mystery tour of shipwrecks, pirates, miracles and assorted convenient coincidences. The result reaffirms the significance of a disputed work while highlighting its peculiarities. Today's show times are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; tomorrow's are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$30. For more information, call (410) 332-0033.
@ Ever wonder what separates R&B aficionados from regular, run-of-the-mill fans? It's knowing the players behind the hits -- guys like guitarist Cornell Dupree, an alumnus of Stuff and countless other rhythm sections whose eloquent, blues-drenched leads sparked singles as cool as Brook Benton's "Rainy Night in Georgia," or as hot as Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady." Hear for yourself tomorrow when Dupree struts his own stuff at Max's on Broadway. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 tomorrow, and it's an early show so be there by 8 p.m. For more information, call (410) 675-6297.