The Big Three

September 22, 2005



A lean King Lear will launch the season at Center Stage tomorrow. Director Irene Lewis' production of Shakespeare's King Lear features a streamlined text, a cast of only 15 and a sparse, iconographic set design by Robert Israel in the upstairs Head Theater.

The title role will be played by Shakespeare veteran Stephen Markle, returning to Center Stage after 11 years. He's paired with another Center Stage associate artist, Laurence O'Dwyer, in the role of the Fool.


Show times at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, with matinees at 2 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays, and 1 p.m. Oct. 12 and 26, through Nov. 6. Tickets are $10-$65. For more information, call 410-332-0033 or visit



Always wanted to hear the classic "Slow Ride" in person? Sunday, you'll get that chance when Foghat headlines Street Beat, a Federal Hill Main Street event. Other acts are Calf Mountain Jam, DJ Williams Projekt and the Kelly Bell Band, among others.

The younger set can visit "Little One's Lane," an area offering activities for kids, including storytelling, games and crafts.


Street Beat runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at S. Charles and Cross streets. Tickets are sold on site, and admission is $3 for adults, free for children under 12. For more information, go to historicfederal 410-727-4500.



This weekend, experience something exotic without setting foot outside Baltimore. The seventh High Zero Festival, tonight through Sunday, promises a diverse array of music and sound.

The festival includes experimental musicians and improvisers, solo performances as well as ensemble sets, and instruments ranging from tape machines to trumpets. Artists hail from all over the world -- Australia, Lebanon, Germany -- as well as Baltimore and other U.S. cities. The festival is known for its eclectic mix of music and styles of play.


The High Zero Festival runs today through Sunday at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Pres- ton St. Show times are 8:30 p.m.-midnight each night, with a Saturday matinee 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Theatre Project at 410-752-8558. Individual concerts are $10, and a festival pass, which gains admission for all four days, is $35. For more information, go to

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.