At Towson, festival ends with 'Circus'
Towson State University's 1995 Maryland Arts Festival concludes with five performances of Theatricks' "Circus Berserkus" in the Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Center, Osler and Cross Campus drives.
Maryland-based Theatricks specializes in innovative family entertainment and features company co-founder Tom Dougherty, a former Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus clown. Show times are 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. July 29; and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 30. Tickets are $7. For more information, call (410) 830-2787.
@ Along with a handful of works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Bartok and Brahms, Olivier Messaien's "Visions de l'Amen" is one of the greatest works ever written for two pianos. Pianists Robert Twynham and Virginia Reinecke were scheduled to have performed it last spring, but the concert was canceled because of Mr. Twynham's illness. At 5:30 p.m. July 23, Twynham and Reinecke finally give the much-awaited Baltimore premiere of this World War II masterpiece, which was written in a German concentration camp. The performance will take place in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. Tickets are free.
Stephen Wigler Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic "A Streetcar Named Desire" begins performances July 25 at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Route 108, Olney. Olney veteran Brigid Cleary stars as delicate Blanche DuBois, Kevin Carrigan is her crude brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, and Kathleen Christal is Stella Kowalski. Direction is by John Going.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, with selected Thursday and Saturday matinees, through Aug. 27. Tickets are $23-$28. For more information, call (301) 924-3400.
J. Wynn Rousuck