The Big Three

THE BIG THREE

October 12, 2006

THEATER

SEE AND LEARN

Self at Hand, a futuristic multimedia work by the New York company eavesdrop, opens tonight at the Theatre Project. Directed and designed by Christopher Eaves, the piece consists of a trio of one-acts by poet Jack Hanley that examine, among other things, the search for identity amid the dangers of technology. The show is lighted by video projections. Eaves, a Towson University graduate, appears in the cast with Cary Curran and Willie Mullins.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, Eaves will offer a workshop on communication through whole body movement. Titled "The Actor's Notebook," the workshop will be held at the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, 3900 Roland Ave. Admission is $40. To register, call 410-366-8596 or e-mail educa tion@baltimoreshakespeare.org.

Showtimes for "Self at Hand" at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 22. Tickets are $16. Call 410-752-8558 or go to theatreproject.org.

J. WYNN ROUSUCK

MUSIC

ROSSINI REDUX

If you know Rossini only from his bubbly opera The Barber of Seville (and all the cartoons that use music from it), you need to branch out. The Baltimore Opera Company will help you do just that with its season-opening production of The Siege of Corinth, a drama-packed work from 1826 that hasn't been staged in this country since 1975, when it provided a Metropolitan Opera debut vehicle for Beverly Sills.

The plot involves a bitter 15th-century battle between Greeks and Turks, with a love triangle in the middle and a fiery massacre at the final curtain (no more depressing than the nightly news -- and a whole lot more melodic). The Baltimore cast includes some of today's best singers for this repertoire, including soprano Elizabeth Futral, mezzo Vivica Genaux and tenor Bruce Ford.

Baltimore Opera Company presents Rossini's "The Siege of Corinth" at 8:15 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 20; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; and 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $45-$127. Call 410-727-6000 or go to baltimoreopera.com.

TIM SMITH

EVENT

SOME CANDID ADVICE

Love her or loathe her, Dr. Laura presents her candid one-woman show tomorrow at Towson University. Filled with all the relationship advice you may or may not want to hear, Laura Schlessinger's show "Dr. Laura: What's Your Question?" will feature her straightforward, rapid-fire, often-controversial and sometimes-brusque responses to audience members' pre-submitted questions.

While not a licensed therapist, Schlessinger has a doctorate in physiology and has 30 years of radio experience. She can be heard weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on WVIE-AM 1370, doling out advice and sharing her views on morality and family values.

Dr. Laura appears at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Towson University, Stephens Hall Theatre, 8000 York Road, Towson. Tickets are $35 and $65. Call 410-704-2787 or go to

drlaura.com.

LORI SEARS

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