UMCP exhibit features kimonos, material art
Kristine Yuki Aono, a third-generation Japanese American, uses the traditional kimono form as a springboard for works that seek to explore Japanese-American identity, addressing issues of cultural tradition and assimilation. Linda Bills manipulates materials, both man-made and natural, to create works that encompass elements of both art and craft.
These two have been chosen as the artists to inaugurate a new series of exhibits at the University of Maryland at College Park. Called "Crosscurrents," it will be an annual series of shows devoted to the work of regional artists. Guest curator Angela Adams selected the artists for "Crosscurrents '93," which will be on view at the university's art gallery, in the Art-Sociology building, through Oct. 17. For more information, call (301) 405-2763. What happens when a young woman meets Mr. Right, but is convinced her parents will consider him Mr. Wrong? In James Sherman's "Beau Jest," she hires an out-of-work actor to impersonate the man she thinks is her parents' ideal.
The romantic comedy, which has been playing to full houses off-Broadway for two years, opens tomorrow night at Washington's Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. N.W. Curtain times are Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., through Oct. 24. Tickets are $23-$34. For more information call (202) 347-4833.
J. Wynn Rousuck "Other People's Money," Jerry Sterner's comedy about greed and capitalism, opens Friday at the Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St.
The story of a New York takeover artist's attempt to acquire a small New England company, "Other People's Money" played the Mechanic Theatre in 1990 and was made into a movie by Norman Jewison a year later. At the Spotlighters, Richard Jackson will direct a cast featuring Jennifer Brown, Joe Cimino, Mary Alice Feather, Bruce Godfrey and Bill Rucker. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through Oct. 24. Tickets are $8 and $9. For more information, call (410) 752-1225.
J. Wynn Rousuck