Art Notes


October 22, 2004

Alfred Hitchcock's `Vertigo' to be shown at arts center

The Carroll County Arts Councilwill screen Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo at 7 p.m. today on the big screen at the Carroll Arts Center.

The PG-rated film from 1958 focuses on a retired police detective played by James Stewart who must overcome vertigo and his obsession with a friend's wife, played by Kim Novak.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 and older and children 12 and younger.

Information: 410-848-7272.

McDaniel College to stage `The Tempest' production

McDaniel College students, professors and alumni will stage a unique production of Shakespeare's The Tempest at 8 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 29, 30 and Nov. 5, and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 on campus in WMC Alumni Hall.

Director Elizabeth van den Berg is using Asian theater as the play's basis for acting, technique, setting and costume. The Tempest was written in 1611.

The play centers on Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, who is living on an enchanted island. Prospero conjures a tempest that drives his enemies ashore, allowing him to punish and forgive them, and also arrange a meeting between his daughter Miranda, played by senior Megan Simmons, and a suitable prince.

Prospero, played by sophomore Max Julian Ham, also has a chance to relinquish his magical powers in acceptance of his age.

The student cast includes Erin E. Shinholt as Ariel; Ashley Biscoe, Emica Boutilier and Christine Hechmer as spirits; Meghan Carlton as Juno; Davalas Henry as Ceres; Kimberly Rodney as Iris; Gary Markle as the master; Ryan Brown as the boatswain spirit; and Chris DeRose as King Alonso.

Also, Nicholas McCourt as brother to King Sebastian; Brian Engler as Adrian; Amber Grimes as Francisco; LaShawn V. Eley as sister to Prospero Antonio; Andrew Pecoraro as Prince Ferdinand; Jen Harrington as Gonzalo; Lindsay T. Stewart as Caliban; Jessica Behar as Trinculo; and Sarah Grosh as Stephano.

Tickets are $7 for general admission, and $5 for McDaniel faculty and staff, senior citizens and students.

Information: 410-857-2448.,

Concert to benefit domestic safe house

Family and Children's Services and Human Services Programs of Carroll County will hold a benefit concert for the domestic safe house at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at St. John Catholic Church.

The concert will feature performances by the McDaniel College choir and gospel choir, the Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, the Children's Chorus of Carroll County, Masterworks Chorale and Ted Dix.

Tickets are $20 and available at Westminster Union Bank branches, Stewart N. Dutterer Flower Shop Inc., Optics Ltd. and at the door.

Also, Maggie's Restaurant will donate 10 percent of diners' bills to the safe house when patrons show their concert ticket.

Information: 410-848-7364 or 410-848-2433.

Political humor troupe to perform Nov. 20

The Arc of Carroll County will present an evening of political music and humor featuring the Capitol Steps at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Winters Mill High School auditorium, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

The proceeds will benefit the Arc of Carroll County Endowment Fund.

The Capitol Steps is a troupe of congressional staffers-turned-comedians who satirize the people and places that once employed them.

Tickets are available at the Englar Road and Main Street branches of BB&T, Carroll County public library branches, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Arc of Carroll County at 180 Kriders Church Road in Westminster.

Tickets are $20 for adults. Group rates for 10 tickets or more are available. The first 200 tickets purchased will include an invitation to a cast party after the show.

Information: 410-848-4124.

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