Off Center festival format

November 11, 1997|By J. Wynn Rousuck

For the first time in its five-year history, Center Stage's Off Center series will be presented as a festival, with six shows offered in a 10-day period in January.

Jill Rachel Morris, curator of the performance art series, says the festival format is intended to "pump up the volume and blow out the walls with these people coming fast and furious at you in January."

The schedule:

"You Say What I Mean but What You Mean Is Not What I Said," by Hot Mouth, an a cappella group whose performance ranges from African funeral wailing to funk and jazz. Jan. 15-18.

"The Vagina Monologues," by Eve Ensler, a one-woman show based on interviews with more than 200 women. Jan. 16-18.

"Evolution of a Homeboy," by Danny Hoch, why a Jewish boy from Brooklyn is drawn to hip-hop culture. Jan. 20-22.

"Quasar Looming," by Ntozake Shange, a duet featuring her poetry with musical accompaniment. Jan. 23.

"A Huey P. Newton Story," by Roger Guenveur Smith, a return engagement of last year's sold-out show. Jan. 24-25.

"Beauty's Daughter" and "Monster," by Dael Orlandersmith, excerpts from monologues on the trials of being an African-American woman in the late 20th century. Jan. 24-25.

Tickets are $15 to $22 and are on sale now. Call 410-332-0033.

Pub Date: 11/11/97

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