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Albee's 'Alice'

The lowdown -- Tiny Alice, Edward Albee's enigmatic 1964 play about faith, opens tomorrow at the Vagabond Players. Steve Goldklang, who directed a stunning production of the same play at Fell's Point Corner Theatre in 1993, returns to this challenging work with a new cast. Zarah Roberts plays a wealthy woman who offers to donate a fortune to the church in exchange for terms that are questionable, at best. The cast includes Patrick Martyn, Michael Styer, Frank B. Moorman and Richard T. McGraw.

If you go -- Showtimes at the Vagabonds, 806 S. Broadway, are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 1. Tickets are $15. Call 410-563-9135.


10-minute dramas

The lowdown -- The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Department of Theatre challenged playwrights nationwide to create 10-minute contemporary works with strong female roles. The finalists of that competition premiere today through Sunday in the IN 10 Theatre Festival. Winner EM Lewis received $1,000 for The Edge of Ross Island - a story about a Portland, Ore., police officer who starts questioning her life's direction after she tries to talk a jumper down from the Ross Island Bridge. The festival also marks the debut of The Two Marys, the latest from Baltimore's Heather McDonald.

If you go -- The festival is at UMBC Theatre, 1000 Hilltop Circle in Catonsville. A preview of the festival, today at 4 p.m., is free to the UMBC campus community and $3 for general admission. Showtimes are 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5-$10. Call 410-752- 8950 or go to missiontix. com.


An die Musik

The lowdown -- Once again, violinist Sarah E. Geller and pianist Wenhan Anderson will perform an arrangement of 20th-century works from Russia and Estonia at An die Musik Live tomorrow night. For "Northern Lights," Geller and Anderson, both of the Manhattan School of Music, have transcribed works including Sergei Prokofiev's Solo Violin Sonata and Arvo Part's "Fratres" for the piano and violin. A reception will follow.

If you go -- The show starts at 8:30 p.m. The music center is at 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $10-$12. Call 410-385-2638 or go to


Big Art Show'

The lowdown -- Dozens of local artists will display their work Saturday at the Ottobar. The volunteer-run event, called Big Art Show, also includes performances by the Mishaps, Mossyrock, the Flukes and the US Funk Team. It's a chance for artists to get more exposure among their peers.

If you go -- Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. All ages. Tickets are $5. The venue is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or go to


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