Quentin CrispThere are still some tickets left for "The...

THEATER

June 17, 1999|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Quentin Crisp

There are still some tickets left for "The Wit and Wisdom of Quentin Crisp," this weekend's fund-raiser for AXIS Theatre. The flamboyant 90-year-old British writer and performer is the author of the 1968 landmark autobiography, "The Naked Civil Servant." His latest book is "Resident Alien," a 1997 volume based on his diary entries from the New York Native. Crisp will appear in two performances of his confessional 1978 one-man show, which he reprised in a sold-out off-Broadway run earlier this season.

Saturday's 8 p.m. performance at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., is preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m. and ends with a reception and a book signing. Tickets are $60. Call 410-332-0033. Crisp will repeat his performance at AXIS, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by high tea. Tickets are $150. Call 410-243-0167.

Introducing Boogie Pants

Boogie Pants Productions, Baltimore's newest little theater company, takes its distinctive name from the title of its premiere production, "Boogie Pants: The Play," opening tomorrow. Written by Brendan P. Hines and Gareth Morrison Kelly, the play focuses on the colorful characters in a San Diego disco in 1977. The production is directed by Kelly and stars Hines in the title role of nightclub manager Boogie Pants.

Show times at the Barn Theater, at Catonsville Community College, 800 South Rolling Road, are 8 p.m. June 18, June 19, June 25 and June 26, and July 1 and July 3. Tickets are $5. Call 410-685-3200, Ext. 742.

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