LAST CHANCE Theatre Hopkins' winning production of Lisa Kron's Well concludes this weekend, and all fans of kinda/sorta experimental narrative should check out this playfully bonkers story. Basically an extended autobiographical monologue broken up by dramatic interludes, actress Lisa Hodsoll (pictured) gamely tackles the unenviable task of filling the playwright's shoes as Lisa Kron, a New York-based playwright trying to explore what it means to be "healthy" as a person and a community, even though her characters/cast--including an actress playing her mother--eventually take over. It runs Friday through Sunday; see citypaper.com/stage for a full review.
Also ending this week: The Johns Hopkins University Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's Simpatico runs Feb. 27-March 1 at the Merrick Barn on the Homewood campus.
SCHOOLRic Royer inaugurates a new presentation series, School, this week at the LOF/T. Designed as a show-and-tell for artists and artists collaborations to present their ongoing/future current projects and/or other topics of interest to them followed by an open discussion. Local author Michael Kimball is the session's first speaker, with Royer moderating the post-lecture discussion. The event is free.
OPENINGS The Vagabond Players' production of Harold Pinter's Old Times opens Feb. 27 and runs through March 29. Local troupe Gilded Lily Burlesque and Paco Fish present The Nearly Naked Truth at the Load of Fun Studios Feb. 28. Students and staff from the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health raise funds and awareness to stop violence against women as part of the global V-Day 2009 Campaign Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 with a reading of The Vagina Monologues at the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Turner Auditorium. Richard Siegel's musical The Book of Condolesther hits the Latin Palace Feb. 26.