Festival fare at Towson State University

June 27, 1996|By J. Wynn Rousuck

The first theatrical production of Towson State University's 15th annual Maryland Arts Festival opens tomorrow. "It's Only a Play" is, appropriately enough, a play set at the opening night party for a new play. This 1985 comedy by one of the country's hottest playwrights, Terrence McNally, winner of the 1995 and 1996 Tony Awards, stars Bob Riggs as the playwright, John Ford the director and Maravene Loeschke as the producer.

Here's the rest of the festival schedule: Sculpture and Painting -- by Xiaojia Peng and Xiaoqing Chi, June 28-July 27; Collages and Assemblages by Jim Flood, June 28-July 27; "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," July 5-27; Headways II: fourth annual alumni/faculty dance concert, July 12-13; Opera on Film, lectures and screenings: "Carmen" (June 30), "Il Trovatore" (July 7), "Aida" (July 21), "La Boheme" (July 26). All events are in Towson State's Fine Arts Center, Osler and Cross Campus drives.

Show times for "It's Only a Play" are 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and July 18 and 2 p.m. July 14. It runs through July 20. Tickets are $12. Call (410) 830-2787 for information on this show and other festival events.

Pub Date: 6/27/96

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