Playing doubles Theater

August 13, 1998|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Two Baltimore Playwrights Festival productions open tomorrow - and they mark the first time in the history of the festival that playwrights will have two plays running simultaneously.

The playwrights are Mark Scharf, author of "The Mean Reds," opening at the Vagabond Players, and Paul Sambol, author of "Something Else Entirely," opening at the Howard Theatre Company. Both playwrights also have one-acts running at the Spotlighters.

Scharf describes "The Mean Reds" as a bittersweet comedy "about a man whose alcoholic wife leaves him when she sobers up." Sambol's "Something Else Entirely" is a one-act comedy about two friends, one of whom hears voices. It's paired on a double-bill with Delores Moran's "Perilous Encounters," collection of vignettes about chance encounters.

"The Mean Reds" will be presented at the Vagabonds, 806 S. Broadway, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 30. Tickets are $10; call 410-563-9135. "Something Else Entirely" and "Perilous Encounters" are being presented under the joint title "Couples" in the new performance space at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City; show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 30. Tickets are $10; call 410-419-5247.

Pub Date: 8/13/98

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