Contemporary 'Girl' talk at Theater ProjectActress, writer...

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November 27, 1994|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Contemporary 'Girl' talk at Theater Project

Actress, writer and filmmaker Lisa Kotin will perform her one-woman, multimedia show, "Temporary Girl," on a double bill with the world premiere of its sequel, "The Office Christmas Party," at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., beginning Wednesday.

"Temporary Girl" is about an aspiring actress named Jeannette who supports herself as an office temp. In the sequel, Jeannette, the only Jew in the office, is left in charge while her colleagues attend the staff Christmas party. Both one-acts are directed by native Baltimorean Phil Setren, who is now based in London, where "Temporary Girl" originated. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 18. Tickets are $14, with a special "stupid Thursday" bargain price of $5 on Dec. 1. For information call (410) 752-8558.

@ "Oh Holy Night," an original Christmas play written for Fell's Point Corner Theatre by local playwright Kathleen Barber, will open there Thursday. The script focuses on a singing star who rediscovers her love for her family when she appears on a holiday TV special.

Directed by Anne Pardoe, the production features a combined cast of adult community theater actors and children from the Fell's Point Corner Theater Out-Reach program. Curtain times at the 251 S. Ann St. theater are 8 p.m. Thursdays, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 11. Tickets are $10. For more information. call (410) 276-7837.

J. Wynn Rousuck We tend to think of the beautiful book as the product of the medieval age, when manuscripts were written and illuminated individually by hand. But the beautiful book didn't end with the development of the printing press in the 15th century. Not only did manuscripts continue to be produced for wealthy customers, but those producing printed books also sought to make them beautiful. With the new popularity of the ancient world, classical motifs appeared everywhere, and clear, graceful typefaces were developed. These developments are explored in "Renaissance VTC Books and Manuscripts of the Humanist Age," the Walters Art Gallery's latest show in its manuscript gallery. Among the works on view is Book of Hours containing this page with a representation of the Madonna and child, and Renaissance classical motifs in the borders. At the Walters, 600 N. Charles St., through Jan. 29. Call (410) 547-9000.

John Dorsey

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