Two musicals at Cockpit Theater

July 23, 1998|By J. Wynn Rousuck

"Blood Brothers," the long-running British musical about ill-fated twin brothers, separated at birth, opens tomorrow at Cockpit in Court's Upstairs Cabaret Theatre.

Written by Willy Russell, author of "Shirley Valentine" and "Educating Rita," the musical is a kind of updated version of "The Prince and the Pauper," in which a cleaning lady is coerced into secretly giving one of the newborn twins to her wealthy employer. Cockpit's production is directed by Eric Potter and stars Jason Ayestes and Tom Burns as the twins and Liz Boyer as their birth mother.

Also tomorrow, Meredith Willson's "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens on Cockpit's Mainstage. Sue Centurelli plays the spunky Titanic survivor, and Dennis Knight is her prospector husband, under the direction of Joseph Senatore.

Cockpit in Court performs at Essex Community College, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Show times are 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and July 29-Aug. 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 2, with additional performances of "Molly Brown" at 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 to "Blood Brothers" and $13 and $15 for "Molly Brown." The Saturday performance of "Blood Brothers" and the Aug. 1 performance of "Molly Brown" will be described for the visually challenged; signed performances are "Molly Brown" on Saturday and "Blood Brothers" on Aug. 1 . Call 410-780-6369.

Pub Date: 7/23/98

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