Classical 'Antigone,' and another, at Hopkins
As its first production of the season, Theatre Hopkins has paired something old with something new. Opening Friday, the double bill combines Sophocles' classical tragedy, "Antigone," with A. R. Gurney's "Another Antigone," a contemporary play about a classics professor and a strong-minded student.
Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees Sundays at 2:15 p.m., and one Sunday evening performance at 7:30 Nov. 21. Tickets are $8 and $10. Theatre Hopkins performs in the Merrick Barn on the university's Homewood campus. For information, call (410) 516-7159.
@ The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical, "Evita," returns to the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., for a five-performance run beginning Friday. Based on the life of former Argentine first lady Eva Peron, this 1980 Tony Award-winning show features magnificent music by the team that created "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
The current production stars "Evita" veteran Donna Marie Asbury, who was only 19 when the show's original director, Harold Prince, hired her for the national tour more than a decade ago. Curtain times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m., with matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20-$42.50. For information, call (410) 889-3911.
J. Wynn Rousuck The Russian emigre Victor Danchenko was one of the violinistic hot shots of the former Soviet Union. This former pupil of the great David Oistrakh and recipient of the Ysaye Gold Medal in Brussels is now on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory. He'll make his first local appearance at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in Friedberg Hall in a program filled with musical and technical challenges: Janacek's Sonata, the rarely heard Schumann Fantasy in C in the still more rarely heard Fritz Kreisler arrangement, Tchaikovsky's "Meditation" and Prokofiev's Sonata No. 2. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors. For information, call (410) 659-8124.