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Bogosian and Gregory head for Center Stage


Eric Bogosian and Dick Gregory will present one-man shows next month as part of this season's Off Center Series at Center Stage, series curator Jill Rachel Morris has announced.

"Off Center leans toward the explosive, passionate and complicated, and these two men do the same," Morris said.

Bogosian will perform the East Coast premiere of his latest monologue anthology, "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee."

The New York performance artist sold out three performances of his previous work, "Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead," at Center Stage in January.

The new piece features some of the same characters in different situations and is described by Bogosian as a "rant that howls at the state of mind of America, 1995."

Show times will be 8 p.m. Nov. 17, and 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets are $25, except for student-section seats, which are $15.

"Dick Gregory on the Great White Way," a one-man play about race relations, will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2, and 3 p.m. Dec. 3. Tickets are $18 and $28.

Locally, the comedian and activist has been a frequent guest host on "The Cathy Hughes Show," an afternoon talk show on WOLB-AM (1010), and he appeared here in August at an event sponsored by the station.

More Off Center offerings will be announced at a later date. For tickets or information, call (410) 332-0033.

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