The daring young men on the flying trapezes kick off from the ground, and for a moment, appear to achieve liftoff.

There are three of them, and each grasps the bar with one hand while angling his remaining limbs in the shape of an arrow. Their forms, lit from above, are silhouetted against the black backdrop and ceiling. They swoosh around and around the Theatre Project stage, weaving in and out of each other's paths, creating a pattern as intricate as lace.

If you go An open rehearsal of Expedition 6, written and directed by Bill Pullman, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $25. Reservations encouraged. 410-752-8558 or

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