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October 26, 2006

`Let My People Go' local premiere

The lowdown -- The harrowing and noble history of the Underground Railroad, which led to freedom for many slaves before the Civil War, will be recalled in song and narrative by a multitude of voices Sunday afternoon. This season-opening presentation by the top-notch Baltimore Choral Arts Society, led by Tom Hall, offers the local premiere of Donald McCullough's Let My People Go, with its fresh settings of traditional spirituals. Joining the chorus will be the forces of the famed Morgan State University Choir and the City College High School Choir. Two actors from the hit TV show The Wire, Sonja Sohn and Larry Gillard Jr., will deliver the narration. Vocal soloists include soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme and mezzo Marietta Simpson.

If you go -- The concert is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Murphy Fine Arts Center, Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Drive. Tickets are $20 to $50. Call 410-523-7070, ext. 203, or visit baltimorechoralarts.org.

[TIM SMITH]

`Faith Healer' told in monologues

The lowdown -- Structured in the form of four monologues, Brian Friel's Faith Healer is an account of an itinerant Irish faith healer, presented by himself, his wife and his manager. Performance Workshop Theatre opens its season tomorrow with this 1979 play, directed by Marlyn G. Robinson and starring Marc Horwitz, Katherine Lyons and Ben Lovell. Faith Healer played a pre-Broadway run at the Mechanic Theatre in 1979, starring James Mason. A revival, starring Ralph Fiennes and produced by the Gate Theatre of Dublin, Ireland, was presented on Broadway last season.

If you go -- Showtimes at Performance Workshop Theatre, 28 E. Ostend St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. selected Sundays, through Dec. 10 (no performances Nov. 24-26). Tickets are $20. Call 410-659-7830 or visit performanceworkshopthea tre.org.

[J. WYNN ROUSUCK]

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