Maryland Arts festival opens with 'Full Gallop'


Towson University's Maryland Arts Festival kicks off tonight with a production of "Full Gallop," Mark Hampton's one-woman show about fashion legend Diana Vreeland, the late editor of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Maravene Loeschke, Towson's dean of fine arts and communication, stars under the direction of her husband, C. Richard Gillespie, founder of the theater program.

Three other stage shows will be presented during this summer's festival: "Noises Off" (June 24-July 15), on the mainstage of the Center for the Arts; "The World Goes 'Round" (July 7-29) in the Center for the Arts' Studio Theatre; and "The Wizard of Oz" (July 15-29) in the Stephens Hall Theatre.

Show times for "Full Gallop" in the Center for the Arts' Studio Theatre, on the corner of Cross Campus and Osler drives, are 8:15 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through July 1. Tickets are $15. Subscriptions to all four shows are $60. For more information, call 410-830-2787.

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