Last Chance to catch Terrence McNally's Tony-winning Master Class at Portland Stage Company, Aug. 28-Sept. 20, in a co-production with Maine State Music Theatre. Charles Abbott directs this look at imperious voice teacher Maria Callas, a legend on the opera stage, a wreck in her romantic life.
Veteran actress Rosemary Prinz plays the diva. Prinz's other credits include Last Lists of My Mad Mother at Hartford (CT) TheatreWorks, A Delicate Balance at Virginia Stage, the national tour of Driving Miss Daisy, and a role in Off-Broadway's Tales Of The Last Formicans.
The hopeful students who attend Callas' master class in singing include Stephanie Fredricks, Kirsten Dickerson and John Cudia, with Edward Reichert at the piano and Mike Farrell as the stagehand.
Designing Master Class are Charles Akerlind (lighting), Anita Stewart (set) and Irene Kay Peterson (costumes).
Other plays by McNally include The Ritz, Love! Valour! Compassion!, A Perfect Ganesh and the upcoming Corpus Christi. For tickets ($20-$30) and information on Master Class, which began previews Aug. 25, call (207) 774-0465 or (207)774-0465.