Poor Super Man' premiere

THEATER

September 12, 1996|By J. Wynn Rousuck

"Poor Super Man," by Brad Fraser, the playwright who has been called the "bad boy of Canadian theater," opens tonight at AXIS Theatre. An examination of the troubled relationship between a married man and a gay artist, the play was named one of the top 10 of 1994 by Time magazine.

This Baltimore premiere, co-produced with the graduate program in theater at Towson State University, will also be the subject of three panel discussions: "Society Transfigured," 4 p.m. Sept. 20, Lambda Rising Bookstore, 241 W. Chase St.; "Theater and Art in the 21st Century," 3 p.m. Sept. 21, AXIS; and an after-play discussion with the cast and director, Gabriel Shanks, after the 8 p.m. performance Sept. 21 at AXIS.

AXIS cautions that the play, which was described by the London Evening Standard as "perhaps the most sexually explicit play ever staged," is intended for mature audiences.

Show times for "Poor Super Man" at AXIS, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 6, through Oct. 6. Tickets are $12 and $14, except for tonight's opening gala, which costs $18. The panel discussions are free and open to the public. Call (410) 243-5237.

Pub Date: 9/12/96

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