Connecticut's Stamford Center for the Arts, citing its long term commitment to produce its own plays and musicals, instead of serving solely as a touring house, will run its first annual Fringe Festival March 4-April 16. Among the works to be presented are Noel Coward's Fallen Angels, Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic?, Terrence McNally's It's Only A Play and Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet.
Also on the bill:
• Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti
• The Art of Dining by Tina Howe
• Gigi (The Play) adapted by Anita Loos from the novel by Collette
• I Am a Camera adapted by John Van Druten from Christopher Isherwood
The plays will run in repertory beginning with Isn't It Romantic and Fallen Angels and ending with I Hate Hamlet.
The eight resident actors performing the various works are Annie Edgerton, Stan Lachow, Susanne Marley, Grady Moredock, Katie Sparer, Jim Shankman, Stephen Stout and Stephanie Zadravec. Tickets are $15 each or $10 each for the whole series. The Rich Forum is located at 307 Atlantic Street. For tickets, call the box office at (203) 325-4466.
-- By Christine Ehren