Two avant-garde works at Theatre ProjectNew York-based...


Two avant-garde works at Theatre Project

New York-based Purgatorio Ink will perform two works written by and starring Assurbanipal Babilla at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., during March. Opening Wednesday and continuing through March 20 is "Suddenly Something Recklessly Gay, or Cirque de Ca-ca," a piece about the last family on earth on the eve of the Second Coming. This will be followed March 23-27 by "Slam, Bang, & Poof!" -- a show made up of three monologues by the avant-garde playwright, actor and director, who fled his Iranian homeland for the United States in 1979.

Show times for both pieces are 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $14. For more information call (410) 752-8558.

@ Carmit Zori is a beautiful young violinist who plays with the energy of a hellion and the control, accuracy and range of a master. She's the real Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg! Why this 30-year-old Israeli -- who made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1978, won the Leventritt Competition in 1980 and the Naumburg Award in 1984 -- isn't more famous is anyone's guess. But if you attend her free recital (with pianist Charles Abramovic) at 3 p.m. today at Temple Oheb Shalom (7310 Park Heights Ave.), you can expect fireworks. Zori and Abramovic will perform Mozart's K. 379 Sonata, Brahms's Sonata in D Minor, Stravinsky's "Suite Italienne," works by Fritz Kreisler and some of Jascha Heifetz's transcriptions of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." For tickets, call (410) 358-0105.

Stephen Wigler "Across a Roaring Hill," a dramatic reading of poets' views of violence in Northern Ireland, will be presented by Sam and Joan McCready in the Garrett Room of the Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University at noon Wednesday.

Natives of Northern Ireland, where they both worked as actors and directors, the McCreadys came to the United States in 1984. Sam McCready is currently an associate professor of theater at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; his wife, Joan, is head of the performing arts department at Park School. Admission to Wednesday's performance is free. For information call (410) 516-7157.


J. Wynn Rousuck

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