“My Endless Dreams” is a street art project based on Sahar K. Alford’s youth in Iran. Her status in a minority religious group was used to deny her pursuit of higher education. This project is part of #EducationIsNotACrime and the “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time” international street art and human rights campaign promoting educational quality for the Baha’i in Iran.
Alford was chosen by the Mobile Arts Council to collaborate with female residents of James T. Strickland Youth Center in creating an art project. It is in place at 106 Dauphin St., across from The Haunted Book Shop.
Ribald comedy opens at MTG
Tom Jones is an 18th century young man of suspect parentage and lustful habits. Nevertheless, his romantic notions about Sophia have caught her fancy and stirred her father’s ire. Her father wants to marry her to another fellow with better prospects. Once Tom is discovered and banished, Sophia and her maid set off to find him.
Behind Sophia are her father, his sister, Tom’s master and the hopeful rival for Sophia’s affections. Madcap adventures ensue on their collective road to London. Through odd characters and risque pursuits, the chase builds until a knot of lineage and fortune becomes gleefully twisted.
When playwright David Rogers interpreted Henry Fielding’s ribald 1749 masterpiece into a digestible stage production, he opted for simplicity in setting and execution to get out of the way of an involved plot. It worked, to deserved raves.
Mobile Theatre Guild (14 N. Lafayette St.) presents the play Oct. 26 through Nov. 4. Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20, $15 for students, military and seniors.
For more information, call 251-433-7513 or go to mobiletheatreguild.org.
Chamber music brings Empire State piano trio
The New York-based Lysander Piano Trio has earned a reputation for innovative programming of masterworks alongside newer pieces and hidden gems. The Strad described the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition winners as boasting “passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and a wide palette of colors.”
Their most recent tour has found them playing for the Chamber Music Society of Philadelphia, the University of Wyoming for a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the University Symphony Orchestra, at Cal State University/Chico, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Tallahassee and in the Princeton Summer Concert series.
They will perform for Mobile Chamber Music on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m, at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on the University of South Alabama campus.
Tickets are $20, $10 for students.
For more information, call 251-633-8840 or go to mobilechambermusic.org.
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