THEATERTom Hulce's 'Hamlet'Washington's Shakespeare...

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January 02, 1993|By J. Wynn Rousuck

THEATER

Tom Hulce's 'Hamlet'

Washington's Shakespeare Theatre, 450 7th St., N.W., has mounted a gleaming production of "Hamlet," even though Tom Hulce's gentle, impressionable depiction of the title character tones down much of the play's complexity. Show times are today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Although the remainder of the run is sold out, $10 standing-room tickets go on sale two hours before each performance; purchase is limited to two tickets per customer. Call (202) 393-2700. Better late than never, the 13th annual "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars" telethon for the United Negro College Fund can be seen from 6 p.m. to midnight today on WBAL-Channel 11. Aired nationally last weekend, the telethon features such stars as Frank Sinatra, Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Melba Moore and Aretha Franklin. In its live presentation, the pledge special raised more than $11 million. WBAL viewers will be able to call in pledges to the event during the taped presentation.

Steve McKerrow

ART

'Form as Metaphor'

Curator Trace Miller's rationale for bringing together Jeff Adkins, Douglas Hoagg and David Fox under the title "Form as Metaphor" may be a trifle far-fetched, but when the artists are as good as this, so what? Adkins' beautiful surfaces do reveal content, about the positive and negative aspects of shelter; Hoagg's minimalist-inspired sculptures whisper a longing for past values; Fox's big paintings speak of the loss of illusions about civilization. And upstairs, Steve Reber's installation, "Time Out," has both funny and serious sides. The exhibitions continue through Jan. 29 at School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St. Call (410) 396-4641.

John Dorsey

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