Arts Notes College students to perform drama `Children...


November 09, 2001

Arts Notes

College students to perform drama `Children of Eden'

Western Maryland College drama students will present Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden, a musical retelling of the first nine chapters of Genesis.

The play opens at 8 p.m. today in Alumni Hall and continues at the same time tomorrow and Sunday and Nov. 15-17. The play is rated for ages 7 and up.

Internet reviews note that Children of Eden is a show about families, their challenges and generational legacies.

The play's score includes a range of styles beyond Broadway show tunes, such as the love song In Whatever Time We Have.

Director and WMC theater arts lecturer Elizabeth Van den Berg has made minor changes to the play, including casting a female student as the God character. Four area children are in the show, including Joey Kasura of Glenmont and A.J. Dorsey of Mount Airy, as the young Cain and Abel, respectively.

The cast includes WMC students Lindsay Stewart, Jeremy Trammelle, Brandi Crawford, Mike Pitsikoulis, Andrew Pecoraro, Matt Demos, Kristin Lagana, Carolyn Ricks and Tierra Jolly in the lead roles. Eleven other students are storytellers.

Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students.

Information: 410-857-2448.

Eldersburg woman to hold auction for 9-11 victims

Marie Daugherty of Eldersburg will dedicate a flagpole from the old Memorial Stadium and hold a silent auction for the Sept. 11 terrorism victims Sunday at her home.

The silent auction will start at 10 a.m. and feature donated items, including sports memorabilia. Proceeds will go to the Red Cross Liberty Disaster Relief Fund and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.

The flagpole will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Daugherty lives at 2035 Sherlock Holmes St.

Information: 410-795-4196.

Native American dancers will perform Monday night

Keith Colston dances to represent the culture of his Native American people so that non-natives can gain a better understanding of what the movements mean.

Colston and his Native America People's (NAP) dancers will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at Baker Memorial Chapel at Western Maryland College. The performance is free to the public.

He involves the audience by teaching it the Crow Hop, Snake Dance, Men's Fancy and Round Dance. The dancers, who have performed worldwide, will demonstrate and teach the Native American inter-tribal dances and their meanings.

Colston, a Tuscarora-Lumbee from North Carolina, teaches weekly cultural classes throughout Maryland. The goal of NAP is not to perform, however, but to educate audiences, especially non-Native Americans, about the importance of culture and to represent the culture of his people in a positive way.

A Baltimore resident, he also is cultural director-consultant for Baltimore American Indian Center.

Information: 410-857-2791.

Country soprano plans Baldwin's Station gig

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

Country soprano Debi Smith, from the Four Bitchin' Babes, will perform songs from her new compact disc, Redbird Red, at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $12.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required.

Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410-795-1041.

Blue Elephant Arts Center to show works of 10 artists

The artists of the Blue Elephant Arts Center in Frederick will make an appearance in Carroll County.

The works of 10 Blue Elephant artists will be featured Thursday to Dec. 19 in Esther Prangley Rice Gallery at Western Maryland College. An opening reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the gallery in Peterson Hall.

The Blue Elephant Arts Center is the creation of brothers Kevin and Brian Slagle and their friend Jayson Swafford. In 1997, they renovated 3,500 square feet in a second-story loft in historic downtown Frederick as home for the area's contemporary artists.

Now showing at Blue Elephant are: Chris Charboneau, Chris Madden, Kristine Mathes, Mike Mendez, Caroline Qualls, Don D. Ramirez, Brian Slagle, Jason Swafford, Paul Tooley and Skye Valois.

Information: 410-857-2599.

Arts council to hold Lunch and Learn program

Carroll County Arts Council will hold a Members Only Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 21.

Members will get a last glimpse of the old Carroll Theatre before construction begins to convert it into an arts center. Participants are welcome to take photos.

Plans for the arts center will be discussed.

The program is limited to 15 people, and lunch seating will not be available.

Reservations are a must.

The gallery is at 15 E. Main St., Westminster. Information: 410- 848-7272.

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