Coming of age, on stage

THEATER

May 06, 1999|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Two plays that deal, at least in part, with growing up and coming of age are among the new offerings on Baltimore stages. Former Marylander David Drake's one-man show, "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me" -- a semi-autobiographical portrait of the gay artist as a young man -- will make its Baltimore debut at the Theatre Project on Wednesday. And Dianne McIntyre's salute to her father, "I Could Stop on a Dime and Get Ten Cents Change," is the last show of the season at Center Stage.

Drake's hit off-Broadway show, much of which is set in Maryland, will be filmed for release as an independent feature before an invited audience at the Theatre Project, immediately after its public engagement.

"I Could Stop on a Dime," which McIntyre conceived, choreographed and directed, is based on the stories and reminiscences of her 84-year-old father, F. Benjamin McIntyre, a member of the black middle class who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.

Show times for "Larry Kramer" at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., are 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, through May 22. Tickets are $15. (Call for information about attending the filmed performances.) Call 410-752-8558. Show times for "Stop on a Dime," at the Head Theater at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. most Sundays, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays and most Saturdays; 1 p.m. May 19 and May 26, through June 13. Tickets are $24-$29. Call 410-332-0033.

Pub Date: 05/06/99

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