November 15, 2007
Spirited show The lowdown -- Join a small cast of student soloists and an orchestra of 13 when they perform Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw -- A Ghost Story as part of the Peabody Opera Theatre. The story follows a young governess when she is hired to look after two orphaned children at an isolated country home. As things begin to go horribly wrong, the governess begins to see spirits; but are the spirits real or are they simply figments of her imagination? Miss If you go -- Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Miriam A. Friedberg Hall, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place.
April 26, 2007
In the latest reflection of its continuing expansion, Everyman Theatre will add a seventh performance each week to its 2007-2008 season. The forthcoming season is also newsworthy in other respects: It will include the theater's first Shakespeare production as well as the Baltimore premiere of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean. With audiences averaging 90 percent capacity and two seasons yet to go before Everyman moves from 1727 N. Charles St. to new quarters in the west side's Town Theatre, the additional performance - at 7 p.m. Sunday - is a way to accommodate theatergoers in the interim.
May 25, 2006
"So, my dear, we are alone." Under most circumstances, those words might not raise a shudder, but when uttered by a troubled boy to his governess in Benjamin Britten's masterful opera The Turn of the Screw, the effect can be awfully chilling. So it was Monday night in a remarkable production presented at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater by famed conductor Lorin Maazel's Chateauville Foundation. Remarkable in that Maazel, music director of the New York Philharmonic and one of the world's most-gifted conductors, led the performance.
May 3, 2006
On May 2, 2006, MILTON L. JR.; beloved husband of Betty L. Gover (nee Cantler); father of Milton L. "Butch" Gover, III; grandfather of Kristina Smith, Melinda Gover and Craig Gover; great-grandfather of Austin Gover; brother of Ann Richards and Lorraine Gover. He was predeceased by brother Dave Gover. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 1 P.M. from the ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A., 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends today, 7-9 P.M. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the funeral home.
January 26, 2006
On January 24, 2006, BEATRICE "Jerry" G. GOVER; loving wife of the late Harry S. Gover; mother of Sharon Howard, Donna Pitcher, Lisa Swift, Richard Gover and Timothy Gover; sister of Dorothy Cook, Genevieve Mullinix and Ralph Wine; grandmother of Julie, Tony and Timothy. Family will receive friends at the STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB-WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue (1 Mile West of Beltway Exit 14) on Friday from 4 to 8 P.M., where services will be held on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery.
October 4, 2005
In transforming The Turn of the Screw into an opera, Benjamin Britten does not provide answers to the questions posed in the chilling novel of that name by Henry James. Are the ghosts real, or merely imagined by the repressed governess who arrives at a country home to care for two orphaned children? What exactly happened between the former governess, the valet and the children before both adults died? Britten only adds to the uncertainty, and the unease. His remarkably concise opera puts us deep inside this gothic tale of innocence threatened, defiled and lost, but we can never know for sure what dark secrets are at the heart of the plot.