Lambs Eat Ivy will inaugurate performance series...


Lambs Eat Ivy will inaugurate performance series at TSU

Towson State University's Contemporary Performance Series will kick off its second season next Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by the locally based Lambs Eat Ivy.

The group will present selections from "Dream Bardo," a performance piece inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and "Ghost Girl," its new opera, which will have its premiere at the Baltimore Museum of Art in June.

The concert will be held in TSU's Fine Arts Center's Concert Hall, Osler and Cross Campus drives.

Other events in the series, titled "Brave New Works," include:

*"Power of the Moving Word," a dance piece by choreographers Jeff McMahon and Tish Carter, Feb. 8 and 9 in the Concert Hall.

*"Body Leaks," a new performance piece by Omaha's Magic Theatre described as exploring "self-censorship and the ongoing journey of self-identity," April 3-7 in the Fine Arts Center's Mainstage Theatre.

*Composer Henry Brant and the American Camerata for New Music in the East Coast debut of a piece titled "Rainforest," May 1 in the Concert Hall.

Tickets to Lambs Eat Ivy, "Power of the Moving Word" and the Brant concert are $8 general admission; $5 for students, seniors and TSU alumni and staff; and $3 for TSU students. Tickets for "Body Leaks," presented in collaboration with the Theatre Project, range from $5 to $12.

For tickets, call 830-ARTS; for more information, call 830-4013.

'Candida' to be topic

Center Stage will hold a free discussion on the context and themes of George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" today from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The discussion will be moderated by David Olivenbaum, the theater's dramaturgy fellow. Panelists include Stanley Kauffman, film critic of the New Republic and former professor at the Yale School of Drama; Alfred Turco Jr., professor of English at Connecticut's Wesleyan University and author of two books on Shaw; and Deirdre David, chairwoman of the English department at Philadelphia's Temple University.

For more information, call 332-0033.


*The Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St., tonight and tomorrow night at 7 for August Wilson's "Fences." Five men, one woman and one girl are needed. Call 752-1225.

*F. Scott Black's Towsontowne Dinner Theatre, 7800 York Road, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a cabaret version of "Torch Song Trilogy." Four men and three women are being sought. Call 321-6595.

*The Baltimore County Concert Band, in residence at Essex Community College, Feb. 5 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the college, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Needed are musicians in all sections of the band. Call 522-1421.

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