'American Buffalo' opens tomorrow"American Buffalo" -- David...


'American Buffalo' opens tomorrow

"American Buffalo" -- David Mamet's play about three small-time crooks with big-time plans -- opens tomorrow night at the TowsonTowne Arena Theatre, 7800 York Road. Richard Jackson, Craig Newell and Ken Sabel play the hopeful hoods; Robert Clingan directs.

Performance times are Mondays through Wednesdays at 8 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m., with drink and snack service available until 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $8. For more information, call (410) 321-6595.

@ Richard Greenberg's recent off-Broadway hit, "Eastern Standard," begins a five-weekend run at the Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, on Friday. Steve Goldklang directs this comedy about five sophisticated New York yuppies.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m., with matinees Sundays at 2 p.m. through June 14. Tickets are $8 and $9. For additional information call (410) 563-9135.


J. Wynn Rousuck Lovers of choral singing will want to be at Meyerhoff Hall Tuesday at 8 p.m. for a concert that will feature the spectacular talents of Chanticleer, the only full-time professional a cappella vocal ensemble in the United States. This San Francisco-based group will perform classical music by Britten and Poulenc; jazz arrangements by Bill Evans and Hoagy Carmichael; and an assortment of folk songs and African-American spirituals.

The concert, which is sponsored by and will include the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, also will include the world premiere performance of Peter Schickele's "Blake's Proverbs" by the society and its music director, Tom Hall. Tickets are $10-$30. For further information, call (410) 523-7070.

Stephen Wigler

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