'Servant of Two Masters'
Center Stage's anything-but-subtle approach to "Servant of Two Masters" elicits 20th century belly laughs from Carlo Goldoni's 18th century script. Under the direction of Irene Lewis, the production proves a delightful vehicle for one of the theater's favorite clowns, Robert Dorfman. The final performances of the run are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. tomorrow, at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Tickets are $10-$35. For information, call (410) 332-0033.
@ Although at the time it seemed to be spitting in the face of the rock establishment, what punk rock really wanted was a return to roots. And few veterans of that scene epitomize punk's sense of the past as well as the Ramones and Social Distortion. Listen closely to the Ramones' new album, "Mondo Bizarro," and it's easy to hear the clean lines and melodic clarity of '60s surf rock beneath the metallic roar of the guitars; likewise, Social Distortion's writing style draws from rockabilly and country conventions, even though the playing is pure rock and roll. Hear for yourself when both bands play Hammerjacks tonight. Tickets are $11, and the doors open at 8 p.m. Call (410) 481-7238 for tickets, (410) 659-7625 for information.
"Jennifer 8" is spooky and compelling, even if it never quite makes sense. Andy Garcia plays a detective who believes a serial killer is eliminating blind women. But nobody will believe him, which makes him nuttier and nuttier. John Malkovich has a nice turn at the end. R. **.