'Old Wicked Songs'

On Stage

February 17, 2000|By Karen Keys

Jon Marans' "Old Wicked Songs" makes its Baltimore premiere at Theatre Hopkins tomorrow.

Set in Vienna during Kurt Waldheim's 1986 campaign to become president of Austria, the 1996 Pulitzer Prize-contender traces the relationship between a young American concert pianist and his elderly professor.

The play, starring Stephen Antonsen and Robert Riggs, also examines the emotional charge of music, and uses Robert Schumann's song cycle the "Dichterliebe" ("The Poet's Love") as a framework for the story.

"Old Wicked Songs" runs through March 19 at Theatre Hopkins, the Merrick Barn, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2: 15 p.m. Sundays, through March 19. Tickets are $10-$12. Call 410-516-7159.

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