New Century's 'Tempest' opens Wednesday
N ew Century Theater continues its summer residency at Goucher College's Mildred Dunnock Theatre with "The Tempest," Shakespeare's late romance about shipwrecks, magic and reconciliation. Directed by Richard Pilcher, the production is produced and designed by Mark Redfield, who, appropriately enough, also portrays Prospero, the magician who instigates the action. In addition, this first Shakespearean effort by the young company will feature masks by Eric Supensky, original music by Anne Watts and movement choreography by Karen Bradley.
"The Tempest" opens Wednesday and continues Thursdays through Sundays through Aug. 2. Curtain time is 8 p.m., with matinees Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. (The opening night gala is $20.) For additional information, call (410) 426-6889.
@ H ollywood's most endearing modern-day mad scientist is at it again. Three years ago, Wayne Szalinski (played by Rick Moranis) accidentally shrunk his and his neighbors' kids with an electromagnetic particle beam in the hit comedy "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." Now, he's experimenting with an enlargement ray, which his baby boy accidentally wanders in front of. The result, "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid," opens Friday at area theaters.
"A Chorus Line" is a backstage musical about dancers auditioning for a Broadway show, and the Maryland Arts Festival production that opens Friday will star a dancer who made it to the Broadway company of the show. Kerry Casserly first appeared in "A Chorus Line" on Broadway in 1979 and subsequently performed in the national and international companies. She has directed and choreographed the current production, in addition to playing the lead role of Cassie.
Show times for the three-weekend run are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with a matinee Sunday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m., in Towson State University's Stephens Hall Theatre. Tickets are $16. For more information, call (410) 830-2787.
J. Wynn Rousuck