St. John's College tutors Louis Petrich, Thomas May and Robert Williamson perform excerpts from Shakespeare's "Othello" in the 45-minute dramatic reading "Othello's Beginning, Middle and End" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the college's McDowell Hall. The tutors will re-create four scenes from the play, whose title character, a Moor and army general for the Venetian state, kills his wife after an ensign, Iago, convinces him that she has been unfaithful. Petrich, May and Williamson say they hope the reading will give their audience an ear for Shakespeare's language. The actors will place particular emphasis on the "temptation scene," in which Othello becomes convinced of the unfaithfulness of Desdemona. Williamson will read the part of Othello, Petrich will read the part of Iago, and May will narrate and read other supporting roles. McDowell Hall, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or www.sjca.edu.
Visits From the Symphony
With no traditional Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concerts scheduled during the summer, the orchestra is taking its music into the community. Small ensembles from the ASO will perform mini-concerts from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday and July 25 in Center Court at Annapolis Mall. The ASO hopes its "Symphony Sundays" will attract more fans to the 2004-05 concert season, which begins in September at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. The ASO will also perform Sept. 6 during a Labor Day concert outdoors at Quiet Waters Park. Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. Free. 410-269-1132 or www.annapolissymphony.org.
'Pinocchio' Set to Music
The Lost Caravan children's theater troupe will perform a musical version of "Pinocchio" at 11:30 a.m. next Thursday at Chesapeake Music Hall. The show was written, produced and directed by father-daughter duo Lewis and Katy McAllister. They have created several musicals, including "The Golden Goose," "The Brementown Musicians," "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood." Katy McAllister founded the troupe 10 years ago, and the company has been in residence at Chesapeake Musical Hall for seven. The show will include a hot dog or peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunch. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $12. 410-626-7515 or www.chesapeakemusichall.com.