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Dancers alone

The lowdown -- The Art of the Solo, a compilation of modern dance solos by famous 20th-century choreographers, returns to the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday. The program features the revival premiere of Jose Limon's "Two Preludes," Isadora Duncan's "Dances to Chopin" and Murray Louis' "Frail Demons." Artists include Elizabeth Lowe Ahearn, Jayne Bernasconi, Jeanne Bresciani and Kim Gibilisco.

If you go -- The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at 10 Art Museum Drive. Tickets are $25-$50. Call 410-663-6747 or go to

Dark 'Pillowman'

The lowdown -- Prepare to laugh at what would be the most serious of topics when Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman - dubbed as "Tarantino meets Orwell" - comes to the Mobtown Theater. This dark, brutal comedy is a disturbing story about the police interrogation of a writer whose books about child murders are being acted out in real life. The play features Michael Byrne Zemarel, Todd Krickler, Noel Schively and David Gamble.

If you go -- The Pillowman runs tomorrow-Oct. 20, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There are matinees at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14. The Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill is at 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 114. Tickets are $10-$12. Call 410-467-3057 or go to

Staging Steinbeck

The lowdown -- John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice and Men comes to the stage at Olney Theatre Center. Directed by Alan Wade, this is the story of Lennie and George, two friends of opposite physical and mental attributes, as they try to find employment during the Depression.

If you go -- Of Mice and Men runs tonight-Oct. 21 on the New Main Stage at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Times and days vary. Tickets are $15-$46. Call 301-924-3400 or go to

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