"Chatter and Static," an opera by Paul Mathews, will have its world premiere at the Theatre Project on Wednesday. Produced by Desire Productions in cooperation with the Peabody Chamber Opera, this dark comic piece satirizes talk shows. Kirby Malone directs a cast headed by Claudia Friedlander and Ted Frankenhauser.
Show times at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., are 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, through Dec. 9. Tickets are $14. Call (410) 752-8558.