'Exquisite' Funkopolis

September 23, 1999|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Funkopolis, the collaborative Baltimore-based company that made its debut two seasons ago with "3 Stories to the Ground," is back with a new original piece, "An Exquisite Dream of Fire," which opens tonight at the Theatre Project.

Working with a five-member cast, Tim Brown, the show's writer and director, has created a vision of the inner world of the mentally ill. "We're trying to differentiate from the typical show that would look from the outside," he says.

"An Exquisite Dream of Fire" is co-produced with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and Towson University's graduate theater program. After its Theatre Project premiere, the show will tour various U.S. cities, culminating in a June appearance at the NAMI Annual Convention in San Diego.

Show times at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 10. Tickets are $14. Call 410-752-8558.

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