Trial by theater at Theatre ProjectImpossible Industrial...


May 08, 1994|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Trial by theater at Theatre Project

Impossible Industrial Action will produce its first original script in two years when "The Adventures of Felix" debuts at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., on Thursday.

Written by IIA artistic director Tony Tsendeas, "The Adventures of Felix" is a multimedia piece about an audience member who becomes an unwilling participant in a "trial by theater," in which he is forced to defend what he has done with his life. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday this week and 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays thereafter, with matinees at 3 p.m. Sundays, through May 29. Tickets are $14. Call (410) 752-8558.

@ The virtuosic vocal music of Rossini has not been as popular as it is currently since the 19th century. This Saturday at 8 p.m. in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and its music director, Tom Hall, perform the composer's "Petite Messe Solonelle." Even in his devotional music, Rossini is never far from the sensuality and drama of the opera house. The work will be performed with an unusually gifted quartet of soloists -- soprano Carmen Balthrop, mezzo-soprano Deidra Palmour, tenor Paul Astin Kelly and baritone Richard Byrne. Tickets to the concert are $9, $17 and $20 and can be ordered by calling (410) 523-7070 or bought at the door.

Stephen Wigler Willem de Kooning, one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, is forever associated with the first generation of American abstract expressionist painters. But he repeatedly moved back and forth between abstract and figurative work, and may even be best known for his paintings of women. "Seated Woman," a relatively early work of 1940, is one of 76 works in the retrospective "Willem de Kooning: Paintings" opening at Washington's National Gallery today. It covers his career from the 1930s to the 1980s and will include women, urban and highway landscapes and late, calligraphic canvases. The exhibit runs through Sept. 5 at the National Gallery, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. For information, call (202) 737-4215.

John Dorsey

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