Don't Miss

DON'T MISS

October 19, 2006

`Sight Unseen'

The lowdown -- Director Barry Feinstein opens his fifth play at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre, this time Donald Margulies' 1992 Obie Award winner Sight Unseen. The play follows artist Jonathan Waxman, suddenly successful and able to sell his work sight unseen. He reaches beyond the glamour of his newfound high life when he visits his former muse and lover, Patricia. Now living with her husband, archaeologist Patricia leads a simple life excavating Roman ruins to discover the truth of the past. The play explores anti-Semitism and the legacy of the Holocaust, as well as Waxman's search for something real beneath the illusions accompanying success. The cast includes Claire Bowerman, Mark Poremba, Laura Rose and Mark Steckbeck.

If you go -- Sight Unseen opens tomorrow and runs through Nov. 19 at Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 South Ann St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15, and $12 for seniors and students. Call 410-276-7837.

`Enchanted' story

The lowdown -- The Vagabond Players' 91st season continues with Enchanted April, a romantic comedy-drama based on the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim. Adapted for the stage by Matthew Barber and directed by Linda Chambers, the story begins in 1922, when four British women, portrayed by Laurel Peyrot, Laura Gifford, Beth Weber and Margery Germain, escape the damp gray of London for a remote villa in Italy. There they find renewal, romance and, of course, comedy.

If you go -- Enchanted April opens tomorrow and runs through Nov. 19 at the Vagabond Players, 806 South Broadway in Fells Point. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15, $13 for students and seniors. Call 410-276-7837 for reservations.

Campy fun

The lowdown -- The one-woman comedy So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz! hits Baltimore with three performances in two venues starting tonight. Amy Salloway portrays a 15-year-old girl looking to win the heart of her crush at summer camp, but whose plans are destroyed when her parents send her to religious camp, Camp L'Chaim, instead.

If you go -- So Kiss Me Already is at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., tonight at 7. Call 410-732-6400. Two more performances take place at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651. Tickets for all shows are $12-$15.

[BROOKE NEVILS]

Opera lovers

The lowdown -- Opera Vivente opens its season with Mozart's delectable adult comedy, Cosi fan tutte, which is almost an 18th-century equivalent of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. As two pairs of lovers find their steadfastness tested, we get to hear some of the composer's most eloquent and colorful music while gaining still-potent insights into human nature. John Bowen directs a cast that includes Kenneth Gayle and Amanda Grooms, with a period instrument orchestra conducted by Joseph Gascho.

If you go -- Cosi fan tutte will be performed at 8 p.m. tomorrow and 2 p.m. Sunday (also 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and 28) at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St. Tickets are $25 to $45. Call 410-547-7997 or go to operavivente.org.

Understanding Beethoven

The lowdown -- The Concert Artists of Baltimore, a choral/orchestral ensemble known for its energetic style and very audience-friendly approach, periodically presents a program devoted to a single composer, offering a detailed and varied look at the man and his music. This year's choice is Beethoven. For this 2006-2007 season-opener, conductor Edward Polochick will lead his forces in excerpts from symphonies, concertos and choral works, punctuated by the narration of Jonathan Palevsky.

If you go -- The Musical Life of Beethoven will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. Tickets are $20 to $28. Call 410-625-3525 or go to cabalto.org.

[TIM SMITH]

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