'The Gin Game'Witness the rivalry and budding romance...


November 12, 1998|By Karin Remesch

'The Gin Game'

Witness the rivalry and budding romance between two stubborn retirees when the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy "The Gin Game" is presented at the Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza, Tuesday through Nov. 22. Portrayed by Tony Award winner Julie Harris and Tony and Golden Globe winner Charles Durning, the couple breaks through loneliness over a tumultuous series of gin games and forges a loving, if raucous, friendship. Hours are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $29.50-$54.50. Call 410-752-1200.

'As You Like It'

Theatergoers can frolic in an enchanted forest when Center Stage presents William Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Directed by Irene Lewis, the romantic comedy begins with previews today, opens officially Wednesday and continues through Dec. 20 in Center Stage's Pearlstone Theater, 700 N. Calvert St. Shows are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with additional matinees scheduled. $10-$45. Call 410-332-0033 or 800-955-5566.

'Norma' at the opera

For a tragic tale of love and betrayal, attend Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma" tonight through Nov. 22 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. In the Baltimore Opera Company's second production of the season, Hasmik Papian sings her first "Norma" in the United States, and Irina Mishura returns as Adalgisa. The opera is sung in Italian with English surtitles, 7:30 p.m. today and Wednesday, 8:15 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 22. Tickets are $23-$104. Call: 410-727-6000.

A Baltimore film festival

Enjoy an evening of Baltimore-produced short films and help raise money for the Bea Gaddy Breast Cancer Outreach Program today at the Senator Theatre. Beginning with a reception at 7 p.m., the program includes James V. McCabe and Judith Goldstein's short comedy "Who You Know"; Joy Lusco and Scott Kecken's award-winning short drama "Louisville"; Skizz Cyzyk and Lillian Bowers' "Little Castles," a short documentary about Formstone; and animated works by Martha Colburn. Tickets are $25. Call 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Listen to songs that touch upon real-life experiences when Grammy winner Mary Chapin Carpenter performs at 7:30 p.m. today at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. She's joined on stage by her longtime band mates John Jennings and Duke Levine on guitar and Jon Carroll, piano. Opening the concert, which features a rocking mix of country, pop and soul, is Catie Curtis. Tickets are $20-$35. Call 410-783-8000.


War in art at AVAM

Artist and Vietnam War veteran Stephen Ham will show his video "War Is Forever" and sign copies of the book "Vietnam: Reflexes and Reflections," in which his work is featured along with that of other artists, at 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. Admission, which is free for all veterans, is $6; $4 for seniors, students and children. Call 410-244-1900.

Romance in Mount Vernon

From the man who gave up his wife for a throne (Jerome Bonaparte and Betsy Patterson) and the king who gave up his throne for the woman he loved (the Duke and Duchess of Windsor) to H.L. Mencken's bittersweet five-year marriage to Sara Haardt, you'll learn about love stories from the past on the second "Mount Vernon's Romantic Legacy" walking tour Saturday. The one-hour guided tour passes homes, churches and other buildings associated with Baltimore's most famous love stories. The free tour starts at 3:45 p.m. in front of the Brass Elephant Restaurant, 924 N. Charles St. Call 410-605-0462.

Pub Date: 11/12/98

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