How the stage world is portrayed on screen is the theme of Towson University's "Theater and/As Film" series, running Monday nights through Dec. 5. Tonight's offering is last year's Stage Beauty, starring Billy Crudup as Edward "Ned" Kynaston, a 1660s actor known for his skill in playing women's roles. When Charles II suddenly allows women to play these roles, Kynaston's life turns upside-down. Claire Danes also stars. The film screens at 7:30 tonight at Towson University's Van Bokkelen Hall, 8000 York Road. Call 410-704-2787. Free.