Theatre Project presents satires on modern life
"Stealth!!!," a one-woman show by New York experimental theater artist Margo Lee Sherman, opens Wednesday at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. A satirical double bill, the evening begins with the title work, in which Sherman utilizes three stuffed dummies to tell the story of four modern New Yorkers. In the second half, "If Your Husband Wants a Dog," Sherman presents a biting analysis of marriage and gender wars.
A founding member of Bread & Puppet Theater, Sherman has created 18 solo performance pieces that have been performed widely in Europe as well as New York. Curtain times for "Stealth!!!" are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees Sundays at 3 p.m., through Feb. 16. Tickets are $10 to
$15. For more information call (410) 752-8558.
@ The Maryland premiere of Wendy Wasserstein's 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "The Heidi Chronicles," begins a four-weekend run Friday at the Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St. Directed by Miriam Bazensky, the production features Amy Jo Shapiro as Heidi Holland, an art historian who comes of age during the feminist movement.
Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., with matinees Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through March 1. Tickets are $7 and $8. For more information call (410) 752-1225.
J. Wynn Rousuck In the 19th century Baltimore was a leading center for the manufacture of cast iron building materials, from complete building fronts to gazebos, lighthouses and many other objects, both used locally and sent all over the country. This Friday at 5:30 p.m. the Maryland Historical Society will open an exhibit commemorating the industry, "The Founder's Art: Baltimore's Cast Iron Architecture & Ornamental Ironwork."
The show will include photographs, historic prints and models of buildings as well as columns and other elements from Baltimore structures. The opening will feature talks by art historian Phoebe Stanton and curator Robert M. Vogel, and will be open to the public free. The show accompanies the recently published book, "Baltimore's Cast Iron Buildings and Architectural Ironwork," edited by James D. Dilts and Catharine F. Black. For information, call (410) 685-3750.